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Cultures unite at Christmas concert

At Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Christmas is not defined by skin color, language or nationality.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Low lake level's effect on fishing good - for now

As the level of Lake Lanier keeps dropping lower, it's like fishing in a goldfish bowl.

December 13, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday meetings scheduled for city, county school boards

Both local school boards will be meeting Monday night, one discussing drug screening and the other talking about adding an athletic director position.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Let your love shine

The holidays are a time to remember those we love, and those whom we've lost.

December 13, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Unidos:2 tongues, one goal

On one side of the hallway, kindergartners are taught science and social studies lessons in Spanish.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


4-H horse show a first ride for many

Wearing a helmet and western shirt, 7-year-old Dakari Oliver guided the Shetland pony named May through a figure eight as his mother looked on anxiously during Saturday's horse show at the Chicopee Agricultural Center.

"She did good," the small, bespectacled boy said afterward of his equally pint-sized steed, as he proudly showed off the green and white ribbons he won.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Store employee stabbed in robbery

An employee of a Gainesville convenience store was recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed in the side during a Saturday morning robbery, police said.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Labor department to help Peachtree Doors workers

The state labor commissioner said Friday that his department will provide assistance to workers who will lose their jobs at Peachtree Doors in Gainesville.

December 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch to finalize tax plan

As Flowery Branch prepares for Wednesday's vote to finalize the city's tax allocation district plan, Oakwood begins its planning process Monday for the city's tax allocation district plan.

Although both Oakwood and Flowery Branch voters approved each city's TAD referendum on Sept. 18, Flowery Branch is slightly farther along in drafting the redevelopment plan.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teen girl pleads guilty in sex case

Fearing the remote possibility of a life prison sentence, a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty this week to charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at the Laurelwood mental health treatment facility.

December 12, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Heaven: North Hall reaches state semifinals in Dome

After 10 regular-season victories and three home playoff wins, the North Hall High football team is ready to take its act on the road.

December 12, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


Club to honor ex-leader

The members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will honor their former leader Sunday and have invited the public to join in the celebration.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School mourns beloved teacher

The death of an esteemed English teacher has cast a shadow over a school that gets its name from the Cherokee word for "place of light."

Susan Jean Crawford, a 57-year-old Chestatee High School teacher, died Tuesday night after battling a brief illness. Bill Thompson, principal of Chestatee High, said Crawford had not been at school for about two weeks. She had checked into a hospital for pain caused by an infection, and she "never did come back," Thompson said.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall property taxes due Monday

To all the procrastinators in Hall County: Monday is the last day to pay property taxes before late fees kick in.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin celebrates 175 years

Lumpkin County officials and residents will gather in front of one of Georgia's oldest courthouses on Monday with a birthday cake and candles to celebrate the county's 175th birthday.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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