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Hall County gets 1 millionth visitor at Exit 12 welcome center

Ken Smith was driving north on Interstate 985 around noon Friday when nature called.

Y'all answered.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Last chance for Marketplace shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary and Gainesville Bank & Trust have brought together more than 70 merchants from eight states for the three-day event featuring home accessories, clothing, antiques and Christmas items. Proceeds will benefit Northeast Georgia Health System's Women's Imaging Outpatient Services. The event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; cost is $5 for adults, but children 12 and younger get in free.

November 07, 2007 | | Local

Early voting wraps up in Hall

Early voting for three local elections has come to an end, and officials will now prepare for Tuesday's election.

On the ballots: Clermont City Council, Flowery Branch City Council and the Gainesville City Board of Education.

November 07, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Schools give war hero a hometown salute

OAKWOOD -- Spc. Channing Moss told West Hall High students Friday that, despite his age difference and his new-found status as a war veteran, he is not much different from them.

November 07, 2007 | Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding, | Local

End of an era: SunTrust to buy GB&T

The combination of a 10-month slide in the price of its stock and a growing number of developers in default on loans in a slumping housing market was enough for directors of GB&T Bancshares to accept a stock buyout from the state's largest bank.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Chemical spill sends 23 workers to hospital

Nearly two dozen people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday morning after they were exposed to a chemical spill at the Kubota Manufacturing of America tractor plant in Gainesville.

November 07, 2007 | By Debbie Gilbert and Stephen Gurr, | Local

Lumpkin County courthouse vote disputed

A Lumpkin County commissioner voted to award a contract for the construction of the county's new $10 million courthouse to an Atlanta firm without disclosing that his son worked for the company.

Three of the four commissioners who voted Thursday on a contract that was awarded to Winter Construction Co. confirmed that Lumpkin County Commissioner John Raber has a son who is employed as a laborer with the company. Raber only disclosed the fact when he was asked after the vote by commissioner Deborah Hutcheson, who cast the lone dissenting vote.

November 07, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

History center to honor World War II vets

When students study World War II in school, they learn about the famous generals, battlefields and memorize a lot of dates.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Perdue returns with deal to slow flows from Lanier

Gov. Sonny Perdue returned from Washington Thursday with an agreement to slow the flow of water from Lake Lanier and a commitment from his counterparts in Florida and Alabama to work out an agreement on water.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Veteran talks to students about time in World War II

Four hundred students from Johnson High School heard the horror of World War II firsthand on Thursday from former military man Jack Blackwell.

November 06, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Welcome to Y'all: County to change its name for a day and celebrate 1 millionth visitor

Sometime today an unsuspecting motorist will steer his car into the Gainesville-Hall County Welcome Center in search of a map or a restroom and will leave crowned as the center's 1 millionth visitor. In honor of the event, Hall County is being renamed Y'all County.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Mom charged after her Dodge Caravan runs away

A runaway van that careened down an embankment outside a Hall County school came to a stop without striking anyone as school was letting out today, school officials said.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville hears 14 ways to cut water use

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's public utilities director recommended Thursday that the city restrict water for new annexations and developments for the near future.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Riverside Military's heritage center reconnects school with alumni

For years, many of the mementos and memorabilia of Riverside Military Academy, from old uniforms to yellowed newspaper articles, from trophies and class pictures to cadet guides and yearbooks, sat collecting dust in an on-campus storage room.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Niekro golf tourney benefits children's center

The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is gearing up for its 11th annual Phil Niekro Golf Classic on Thursday.

November 06, 2007 | From staff reports | Local

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Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local

Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall OKs funds to replace faulty firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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