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Chaplain in Iraq: Even in a war zone, human spirit endures

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 07, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve narrow road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Narrow Jones Drive is a throwback to when this South Hall town had no Atlanta Falcons, big-box stores or promise of growth migrating north from Atlanta.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government meetings for Nov. 3-7

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighters extinguish mobile home blaze

Firefighters were called to a mobile home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at 3347 Cagle Road.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hospital opens new building for babies

Gov. Sonny Perdue has a fond place in his heart for Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two of his grandsons, Jake and Judd, were born at the hospital.

November 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Meet your government: Hall elections clerk is busy this time of year

Hall County elections clerk Vonda Edwards makes sure things are running smoothly when it comes time to vote.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: Express lane (for children) arrives at pediatrician’s office

If all you're buying is a gallon of milk, you don't want to stand in the checkout line behind someone who has a full shopping cart.

November 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fire destroys home in South Hall

A Flowery Branch home was declared a total loss Sunday afternoon after fire gutted the home, said Capt. Scott Cagle, fire marshal for Hall County Fire Services.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks

Clocks should be set back one hour this weekend as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, but fire officials remind everyone to also check smoke alarms and change the batteries.

November 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cattle farms are fewer in Hall County

Casie Conner has become a rarity in Hall County - a teenager who shows cattle.

November 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Numbers in fraud case are swelling

The alleged victims of suspected Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell could number between 30 and 35 in Hall County alone in what is thought to be the largest white-collar crime in local history, according to documents filed in Hall County Magistrate Court this week.

November 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools: High-tech gadgets are vital

It's not your grandma's chalkboard local teachers are using to educate students these days.

November 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham hospital’s expansion complete

Northeast Georgia Medical Center isn't the only local hospital that's undergoing major changes.

November 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Even in downturn, shoppers splurge on celebrations

Special occasions are special for a reason, and local merchants say people haven't stopped shopping for them despite the economic downturn.

Kristen Brousseau, owner of Memorable Creations Cake Shop in Gainesville, said her business is doing better than she expected.

November 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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