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Gainesville will pay to save water

Gainesville's public utilities department has discovered one way to get people to save water: Offer them money. The department is expanding a program to give credits on water bills for installing water-saving plumbing devices.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Baptist Seminary growing its ministry

In a small, white church off Cleveland Highway, students assemble twice a week to take the various courses that will earn them a degree in theology.

A ministry of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gainesville Baptist Seminary and Bible College has continued to grow since it began in 1991.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire puts family out of Winder Highway home

A fire at a home on Winder Highway created a traffic jam late Friday afternoon. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the call came in about 4:30 p.m. for the fire at a single story, 1,500 square-foot wood frame home at 4240 Winder Highway. The house was being rented by Israel Dino and was home to Dino, his wife and young daughter.

November 28, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Workshop teaches students about World War II

Ten Gainesville youth took a step back in time on Friday as they learned what life was like during World War II.

"It would be pretty scary and tough" to be a kid growing up in the midst of a war, said 11-year-old Jordan Banks, a student at Davis Middle School.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hispanics now one-third of Hall students

Hispanics have long dominated the student population in Gainesville city schools, but the ethnic group is quickly becoming a predominant group in Hall County schools as well.

November 28, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bargain blitz kicks off holiday shopping season

Drake Shurtleff's shopping experience began at 8 a.m. Thursday. While many were awaiting a platter of turkey, Shurtleff was awaiting the opening of Best Buy electronics store on Dawsonville Highway.

November 28, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Drought may halt growth

Developers already promised water will not be left high and dry, though Gainesville has resolved to curb new development in an effort to cut water use.

The city is working to cut its water use to 15.82 million gallons per day, but has not quite reached the state-mandated target.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A new Flowery Branch tradition: Residents pray, light tree and sing Christmas carols

With the end of Thanksgiving comes the beginning of the Christmas season. And Flowery Branch Better Hometown celebrated the commencement of the season with a tree-lighting ceremony and prayer service Thursday evening.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Early morning rain just a drop in the bucket

As turkeys were basted and casseroles cooked on Thursday morning, the rain trickling down kitchen windows was yet another blessing for which to be thankful.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In dry times, schools are reusing water

To conserve water, Gainesville officials resolved to work with schools to "go paper" in cafeterias, but the idea seemed paper-thin to nutrition employees in the Hall County School system.

November 27, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau station gets funding boost

The funding couldn't come at a better time.

November 27, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News homeless shelter feeds hundreds on Thanksgiving

If you feed them, they will come.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old man is charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Cumming that killed his 20-year-old passenger.

November 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Water ban violators may soon face fines in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying fines for violating the outdoor watering ban.

November 26, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State patrol predicts 18 holiday fatalities on highways

Troopers are predicting 18 deaths on Georgia roads this holiday travel period, which begins at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

November 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Two overnight fires in N. Hall deemed suspicious

Two overnight fires in North Hall County are believed to be suspicious but not connected, according to Hall County Fire Services.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

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 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County commercial, industrial tax notices mailed today

Annual tax assessment notices for about 4,200 commercial and industrial properties in Hall County were dropped in the mail today, but it's not time to pay up quite yet.

April 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 11, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DA seeks tougher penalty in stabbing

The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office has given notice of intent to increase the punishment in the slaying of a Gainesville woman.

April 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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