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Lula soldier killed in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Army Ranger from Hall County, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, was one of three Georgia soldiers who were killed in action Thursday while serving in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times earns top newspaper honors, 33 awards

JEKYLL ISLAND – The Times has been honored as one of Georgia's best newspapers, taking the general excellence award for papers its size during a banquet Friday night at the annual Georgia Press Association convention.

June 06, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Heard any good jokes lately?

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teachers’ junket will bring Africa to Hall students

Two Hall County gifted teachers hope to bring pearls of East African culture to their students following a monthlong expedition in Tanzania.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


One killed in 7-vehicle wreck in I-85

One person was killed early Friday morning in a seven-vehicle accident near the Dry Pond exit on Interstate 85.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-Dawsonville resident reads Islamic passages as terrorism trial winds down

ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech student with North Georgia ties charged with plotting to help terrorist groups turned the closing arguments in his federal trial on Thursday into a bewildering lesson on Islamic principles amid stunned courtroom observers.

June 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Hot air junkies hope for better weather

HELEN - Against Thursday's overcast skies, the bright splashes of color provided by a dozen or so hovering hot air balloons were a welcome sight for most visitors.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends, sheriff laud teen victim of fatal crash

A one-vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County has claimed the life of an upcoming senior at Lumpkin County High School.

June 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Digital TV switch: This time, it’s for real

The digital TV switch is one week from today- are you ready?

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents not happy about Bear Creek Reservoir rules

As residents start making plans for summer vacations and trips to the lake, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department is working with the county and others to lay down some official ground rules for using the Bear Creek Reservoir.

June 05, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Rains return, so watch for weakened tree roots

Recent rains have helped lift most of Georgia out of extreme drought conditions, but they have also made trees more dangerous.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dump the Pump Day means a free ride on Hall Area Transit

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but later this month you can snag a free ride.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State ponders merging 2-year colleges, tech schools

As state officials consider merging technical and community colleges into one system, some say it's too soon to know what effect the move could have on education.

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rappel, march, shoot, Army JROTC style at leadership camp

Regional members of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps can be found rappelling, canoeing, shooting and marching in the Gainesville area this week.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton classic rock show set for Saturday

People driving on Ga. 53 Saturday afternoon may hear songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other famous classic rock bands coming from Braselton Park.

The band Under1Roof will take the stage at Braselton Park playing covers for the third annual Concert in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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