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Dragon Boats lure huge crowd to Lake Lanier

Louis Jonlee's Dragon Boat team didn't come all the way from New York City to Lake Lanier just for fun.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elachee plants the seed for science

Thirty years ago, a "new, green earth" was cultivated in Gainesville.

September 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Park plans, funding cause rift

It's not often that a county builds a new park. It's even less often that a county builds two at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson, Forsyth pays tribute to lives lost

Residents of Dawson and Forsyth counties paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 12, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON AND ELIZABETH HAMILTON Times regional staff | Local


9/11 ceremony quiets downtown Gainesville

Just as most people were frozen in place as they watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfold, the traffic on Jesse Jewell Parkway stood still Friday morning.

Traffic was stopped by the Gainesville Police Department for two minutes in commemoration of the tragic event.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Rotary Club dedicates flagpole

JEFFERSON - For many Jefferson residents and officials, the American flag has become a symbolic reminder of Sept. 11, the thousands of lives that were lost and the sacrifice shown by the many public service workers who forged through the rubble of the fallen towers of the World Trade Center on that day.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Carcasses of more than a dozen dogs found in Murrayville home

A quiet lakeside home in Murrayville became the scene of a nightmare animal cruelty case this week when law enforcement discovered the rotting carcasses of more than a dozen dogs left inside the home.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boat races highlight annual festival

Don't be shocked if you see dragons plying the waters of Lake Lanier today. It is only the 2009 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Riverside's Jarrard receives Bronze Star for his combat duty

Maj. Kevin Jarrard, Riverside Military Academy's commandant of cadets, was awarded the Bronze Star on Friday at the academy's Cresting Parade.

September 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville, Hall officials woo jobs with business park

If you build it, they will come.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man charged in fatal wreck

Moments before the white truck Andrew Jason Grier was driving crossed the center line of Browns Bridge Road and caused a fatal, multiple-vehicle collision on the morning of Aug. 18, someone called his employer to report his reckless driving, according to recordings provided by Hall County.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Charity raffles house to raise money ticket by ticket

You say down economy, they say fundraising opportunity.

September 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson school board approves budget for 2010

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education has approved its fiscal year 2010 budget.

September 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County suspends contributions to retirement

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to temporarily suspend all contributions to employees' retirement funds to save costs while sales tax collections remain low.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


County commission pushes North Hall park forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to fast-track a park slated for North Hall at its board meeting Thursday.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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