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Statewide drills part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Sometime between algebra and geography classes, school children across the state took to the tiled bathrooms and windowless hallways of their schools Wednesday to practice the duck and cover severe weather drill.

February 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chimney fire burns house off Athens Highway

A house off Athens Highway where the residents had no power on one of the coldest days of the year burned as the result of a chimney fire Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

February 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Next steps OK’d for downtown upgrades

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to contract with a Norcross firm to do preliminary engineering for the second phase of landscaping, new sidewalks and other improvements in the downtown area.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five charged in Hall theft ring

Five people, including four teenagers, have been arrested following a two-month investigation of a burglary and theft ring in Hall County.

February 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Peanut product recall 'far exceeds any ... in the last decade or so'

The recall of peanut products associated with a nationwide salmonella outbreak has had a ripple effect, challenging food retailers to keep up with the ever-expanding list.

February 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bad check suspect may have swiped millions of dollars in separate Ponzi scheme

A man alleged to have bilked area investors out of millions spent five hours in the Hall County jail Monday on an unrelated charge.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kiwanis pays off note on property

Eddie Hartness, president of the Gainesville Kiwanis Hope Foundation, announced Tuesday that the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville has paid off its $112,000 note used to purchase land to house four families transitioning out of homelessness.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City ranked in top 20 small metro areas

A recent report ranked Gainesville No. 20 among best performing cities in the smallest metro category.

February 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville moves ahead with golf contract

Gainesville City Council moved forward on a corporate golf fee contract between the Chatthoochee Golf Course and the Chattahoochee Country Club even though they had previously agreed to wait on the agreement.

February 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State schools chief visits Fair Street, doesn't sugarcoat budget woes

The Gainesville Lions Club honored state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox with its highest award for her efforts to donate $1 million to state schools for the deaf and blind following her win on the television show "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"

February 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State official applauds greenspace goal

The state director of the Trust for Public Land told board members of Vision 2030 on Tuesday that they are on the right track with their desire to see more greenspace in Hall County.

February 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Five are charged in car break-ins

Gainesville police have arrested five people in connection with a rash of car break-ins in the northwest part of town.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school band rocking to raise funds for instruments

Music students at Jefferson Middle School are planning to rock their hearts out on Friday, but it's not in the way that you think.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legal battle persists over Bethel Park

CUMMING - The battle over Bethel Park has some residents in limbo.

February 02, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Cuts may mean no new Meals on Wheels clients

The latest in a string of budget cuts at the capitol could leave some Hall County senior citizens without a warm meal.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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