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Lanier Tech expands in Forsyth, names building after patron James Harrington

CUMMING - Lanier Technical College held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major expansion that will double the space at its campus in Forsyth County Tuesday.

May 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County schools give first OK to next year's budget

A projected $18 million increase in the Hall County school system's upcoming budget is partly a reflection of rising diesel costs.

May 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor gets chance to visit World War II memorial

A group of 70 local World War II veterans will leave Fayetteville this week for a free trip to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Roy Mooney of Cleveland is one of the former soldiers who will board a plane Wednesday morning in Atlanta. Honor Flight Fayette, a local nonprofit branch of the national Honor Flight Network, will foot the bill for Mooney and the other veterans to visit to the memorial.

May 23, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall gets rain, but no tornadoes Sunday

Thunderstorms passed through Hall County early Sunday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the area.

Although the storm system plagued the central and southern parts of the state with at least six tornadoes before 8 a.m. Sunday, Hall County received only rain.

May 23, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


May marks annual stamp price increase, to 42 cents

If you've got letters or packages to mail today, make sure you check the postage before you drop them at the post office or carry them out to your mailbox. Effective today, the cost of a first-class stamp goes up a penny to 42 cents.

The U.S. Postal Service not only has increased the cost of stamps, but other shipping rates as well. Increases range from a penny on a first-class stamp to 85 cents on a priority mail flat-rate box, which now costs $9.80.

May 23, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hayes Lemmerz wheel plant to close; 290 will lose jobs in Gainesville

A manufacturer of aluminum wheels announced Monday that it would close its Gainesville plant, leaving 290 workers out of a job.

May 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chestatee Middle students' hair gets shorn to help patients tomorrow

On Monday morning, nine students at Chestatee Middle School came to school with hair cascading over their shoulders. When they went home Monday afternoon, it was considerably shorter.

May 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Windows into World War II

The American archaeology professor readjusted the orange scarf hanging loosely around his neck, making sure it was still visible.

May 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Free enterprise rocks for Gainesville State students on way to Chicago competition

Gainesville State College has no intercollegiate athletic teams to cheer for, but it has a business division club that has become quite a powerhouse.

May 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A life of laughter: Youth baseball coach Abbott Hayes loses battle with cancer

Abbott Swift Hayes, who devoted countless hours as a coach of youth baseball, died at home Sunday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 67.

May 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local historian's book tells how man survived Japan's WWII prisoner of war camps

The past will come alive again Tuesday when Gordon Sawyer presents his book, "Richard Kidder: WWII Survivor," at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

May 22, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Slaying suspect’s life a spiral downward

Donnie Poland had some things to get off his chest when he wrote a letter to a Dawsonville newspaper in 2003.

May 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Challenged mom gets a helping hand

As a mom to two special-needs children, Donna Aldridge is the first to admit that she needs help.

May 22, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville food drive hits home today

Today, anyone with a mailbox can be a humanitarian.

May 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Up close and personal: Civilians get new appreciation for Rangers at open house

It was a Disneyland for military buffs young and old Saturday at Dahlonega's Camp Frank D. Merrill, when the 12th annual Camp Merrill Open House allowed the U.S. Army Rangers to show their stuff to a crowd that included family, veterans and especially awestruck children.

May 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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