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Home Town plans to be considered

Although Hall County has undergone staggering growth in recent years, District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell said Monday that North Hall won't see as much development in the near future as originally planned.

December 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Plans don’t please parents: Residents disagree with proposed changes to school districts

FLOWERY BRANCH - They came with different perspectives, but none advocated keeping South Hall school district boundary lines as has been proposed by Hall County school officials.

Riverstone Park was one of the most vocal groups at a public hearing on the proposal Monday night.

December 22, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say former DA not connected to bank robberies

The home of former Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Madison was searched Friday in connection with Dec. 3 bank robberies in McDuffie and Oconee counties.

Madison fit the description of a robber who hit banks in the two counties, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Madison's home in Franklin County on Friday, local officials said.

December 22, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


DOT: I-985 to shift on Thursday

While no lane closures are planned for the week, traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 985 is scheduled to shift over on Thursday. "The old bridge must be demolished," said Teri Pope, Georgia DOT spokeswoman. "We will be opening an additional left turn lane at the southbound exit ramp onto State Route 53. The new left turn lane will open by Thursday too and will allow more traffic to flow onto Mundy Mill from the exit ramp during a green light."

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Man saves neighbor from fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a camper fire at 2932 Pierce Road Monday at about 8:30 p.m.

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood OKs tax allocation district

The Oakwood City Council unanimously adopted the city's first tax allocation district and redevelopment plan Monday evening that aims to establish a town center.

On Sept. 18, Oakwood voters approved the referendum for the tax district, which is an economic tool currently implemented in cities across the country to spur growth and development in areas of a defined district that are underutilized or underdeveloped.

December 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fans weigh in on Vick sentencing

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson on Monday brought some closure to the almost year-long Michael Vick saga ... at least for 23 months.

December 22, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


FDA may soon set limits on amount of salt in commercial foods

It's the most common food additive in the world. It's in just about everything you eat. And it could kill you.

The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering limits on the amount of salt allowed in commercially prepared foods.

December 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall has a heart for those in need

During the holiday season, families trim Christmas trees, go shopping for gifts and plan dinner parties.

But many other families spend their holidays worrying about debt, struggling to put food on the table and wondering how they will provide a Christmas for their children.

December 21, 2007 | | Local


Record-setting temperatures won't continue

GAINESVILLE - Don't pack away those winter sweaters just yet; the record-setting heat wave is expected to end by the weekend.

December 21, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Faye Bush nominated for national award

At 73, Faye Bush has dedicated 55 years of her life to the environmental justice efforts of the Newtown Florist Club. And now she's receiving a bit of recognition for her service as a semifinalist in the national Volvo for Life Awards.

December 21, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Providing sustenance

DIEN BAN PROVINCE, VIETNAM -- It was supposed to be a trip to rebuild a day care center, but the worst flooding in 42 years made that impossible.

December 21, 2007 | By Robin Michener Nathan and Harris Blackwood rnathan@gainesvilletimes.com | hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County work session includes two big projects

Two major developments in the northern part of the county that have drawn opposition from several local residents are on the agenda for this afternoon's work session planned by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

December 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Civic group gives to 450 children

The Gainesville Jaycees wraps up its annual Empty Stocking Fund today, when toys for about 450 needy children will be distributed throughout Hall County.

Jaycees members, along with their significant others, gathered at 6 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Gainesville Wal-Mart to do the shopping for students from all but three Hall County elementary schools.

December 21, 2007 | Kristen Morales | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Going home again

DA NANG, VIETNAM -- The last time they saw each other, he was a 12-year-old boy and she was 32 years younger.

December 21, 2007 | | Local


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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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