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Chaplain in Iraq: Friendships forged in war zone are hard to forget

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location. His e-mail address is douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil.

December 16, 2008 | By Doug Collins For The Times | Local


Stylists learn to help cancer patients "Look Good ... Feel Better"

Cancer patients' beauty routines have to adapt to the side-effects of chemotherapy.

December 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


AT&T launches new wireless network in Hall County

AT&T has launched its 3G, "third generation," wireless broadband service in Hall County, allowing for faster and more advanced mobile services, officials announced Monday morning.

The network's launch ensures "that our customers ... have the latest in wireless technology available, allowing them to access video, graphics, pictures, downloads, e-mail and more at speeds faster than before," said Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager for AT&T's Georgia wireless unit.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Motorcyclists boost Secret Santa; parade winds through Christmas on Green Street

Gainesville was treated Sunday to two holiday parades, both featuring police escorts, dozens of vehicles and bone-chilling temperatures.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group gathers gifts for seniors

Legacy Link is teaming with two local businesses to provide Christmas gifts to area senior citizens through the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood might allow structures of 80 feet

Fred Moses recalls a day when Mundy Mill Road was a quiet road in the country.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board to talk trees

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board will make a recommendation to the City Council tonight about proposed changes to the city's ordinances that could bring more trees to Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City Council says taller buildings are OK for Oakwood

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a zoning change that allows highway businesses as tall as 80 feet.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors in Jefferson oppose Dollar General store, First United Methodist’s parking lot plans

JEFFERSON - The efforts of two churches to have multiple pieces of property rezoned drew more than 50 people to the Jefferson City Council work session on Monday.

December 16, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patriot’s Call provides Christmas cheer to Gainesville-based Army unit

Holiday cheer was tinged with sadness as members of the Georgia Army National Guard's Charlie Company gathered for a Christmas party Sunday afternoon.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


ZF, maker of auto transmissions, laying off workers

The decrease in demand for vehicles and heavy equipment has been felt at ZF Industries in Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Auditor may investigate Hall tax assessors office

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended to county commissioners Monday that an independent auditor examine the entire tax assessors office in response to allegations presented last week against chief appraiser Mike Henderson.

December 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake Lanier Islands board executive arrived with experience

Bill Donohue is no stranger to state government or to overseeing state facilities.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fire that destroys vacant mobile home called ‘suspicious'

Hall County Fire Services is investigating an early Sunday fire at a South Hall mobile home.

December 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Apartment fire doused, no one injured

Gainesville firefighters responded to an apartment fire at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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