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Gainesville responds to lawsuit: City didn't discriminate against group homes

Attorneys for Gainesville are fighting allegations that the city has discriminated against the owners and residents of two substance abuse recovery programs in the city.

April 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 injured, 1 seriously, in Hall bus wreck

GAINESVILLE - A Hall County school system bus was involved in a wreck on Gillsville Highway at Holly Springs Road in East Hall at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

No students were on the bus at the time, and the driver of bus 2711 was not injured other than suffering some pain in her knee, said Gordon Higgins, school system spokesman.

April 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Record number of Hall students make Governor's Honors

GAINESVILLE - A record number of Hall County high school students have been selected to attend the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University later this year.

April 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Contractor pays fine for erosion control violation on Ga. 53

A contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has reached a $22,500 settlement with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for erosion violations at a South Hall work site.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


1 killed in Clermont collision

A man was killed in a two-car accident on Ga. 11 near Clermont on Tuesday morning when he turned into oncoming traffic while making a left turn, officials said.

Lewis Buster Wigington, 63, died at the scene after a car struck the passenger-side front corner panel, the Georgia State Patrol said.

April 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood City Hall to receive $900K expansion

As Oakwood's city limits expand, so will City Hall.

Plans are under way for a 3,200-square-foot addition that will almost double the size of the current Oakwood City Hall on Walnut Circle.

April 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect in 4 deaths expected to enter plea April 17

JEFFERSON - The man accused of killing and burning his two children, their mother and grandmother in Hoschton is expected to enter a plea on April 17.

April 06, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Lake boaters may need additional permits due to Clean Water Act

An obscure federal court ruling two years ago could end up having a big impact on boaters at Lake Lanier and throughout the country.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Thieves break into cars at Catholic church during Easter service

Four parishioners who attended a Saturday night Easter vigil at St. Michael Catholic Church returned to their cars to find their windows broken and belongings taken, police said.

The thief or thieves used an unknown object to smash out the passenger side windows of four cars parked in the church parking lot at 1440 Pearce Circle, Gainesville police Lt. Brian Kelly said. Two of the cars were parked at the rear of the church. The break-ins occurred between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., while an 8:30 p.m. vigil was being held at the church.

April 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia moves from exceptional to extreme drought

Georgia is no longer in an exceptional drought. It's now in an extreme drought.

April 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch High students waiting for broadcasting equipment

FLOWERY BRANCH - The broadcasting lab has been finished since Jan. 4, but nearly $110,000 in equipment has yet to arrive.

April 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow medical center's lawsuit says hospital didn’t follow rules

Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder has made a last-ditch effort to appeal the approval of Northeast Georgia Health System's planned hospital in Braselton.

April 06, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Cancer is now in remission for infant born with rare tumor

Eight-month-old Liam Howell is intent on learning to crawl, and he's getting all revved up for it.

He's rolling and bouncing and kicking and doing push-ups, and accompanying himself by making little-boy sound effects with his mouth.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Engineers make wish list of Flat Creek projects

GAINESVILLE - Environmental engineers hired by the Gainesville and Hall County governments have outlined six priority projects that could improve the ecological integrity of the Flat Creek watershed.

April 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walton County: Preacher charged with sexually exploiting a child

A Habersham preacher is now in custody in Walton County following an arrest on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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