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Food for Thought kitchen tour feeds teen pregnancy prevention program

Board members of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Inc. enticed some Gainesville residents to get off the couch and come into the kitchen Sunday afternoon as part of the agency's Food for Thought kitchen tour fundraiser.

In its third year, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Inc. kitchen tour led program patrons through the kitchens of five different homes - two in the Riverside area and three in the Chattahoochee Country Club area.

October 26, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gold Rush success: Dahlonega festival draws in a quarter-million people

Craft collectors and food enthusiasts hit it big this weekend at the Gold Rush Days festival on the downtown square in Dahlonega.

October 26, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


How are you conserving water?

North Georgia is suffering through one of the worst droughts in its history. Lake Lanier has less than three months of water remaining. Some officials are saying that, without significant rainfall soon, water rationing might be necessary in North Georgia.

October 26, 2007 | | Local


Gainesville has new way to report water violators

There are two new ways to report watering violations.

October 26, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Septic tanks can be a plus in drought

GAINESVILLE -- The conventional wisdom is that septic tanks are bad for the environment.

October 25, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Perdue seeks federal help

CUMMING - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Saturday declared a state of emergency in the northern third of Georgia and along the basins of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers to the Florida border. The declaration covers 85 of the state's 159 counties.

October 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Teen is found guilty of murder

At age 15, Chaz Stringer walked into a tiny take-out restaurant on Athens Street armed with a small handgun, demanded money and shot wildly at a worker, killing him, a Hall County jury decided Saturday.

October 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New lane on Exit 12 ramp opens Monday

On Monday, the Stone Bridge Village retail center on Spout Springs Road expects to open the new lane on the exit ramp from Interstate 985 to Exit 12 if weather permits, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 25, 2007 | | Local


Three promoted to new positions in The Times newsroom

Three veteran journalists have been promoted to key new positions in The Times newsroom.

Edie Rogers has been promoted to Senior Content Editor, Kristen Morales becomes Senior Design Editor and Michael Beard is now New Media Editor.

October 25, 2007 | | Local


La Niña is to blame for lack of rain

It seems like ages ago that soaking rains lingered over North Georgia.

October 25, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Veterans honored with picnic, benefit assistance

They span generations of military service, from World War II to the current Iraq war, but their one connection is their service to America.

"We want to honor our veterans and assist them with filing their claims (for benefits)," said Bob Freytag, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 17, which held a picnic for veterans and active service members Saturday at Longwood Park.

October 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clermont Lodge celebrates centennial

At the Clermont Lodge, the history is in the writing on the walls.

The Mason's charter for the lodge, dated Oct. 30, 1907, boasts the early beginnings of what used to be called Concord Lodge. The 16-inch-thick walls hold pictures of past Worshipful Masters as well as the ever-visible Masonic symbol.

October 25, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chamber's HealthSmart to offer interactive health tips

GAINESVILLE -- This is not your run-of-the-mill health fair.

October 24, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


North Hall High School turns fifty

In addition to excited football players, the North Hall High School Anniversary parade featured cheerleaders and floats showcasing each decade of the school, which celebrates its 50th year with events this weekend.

After the parade, which also went by the middle school, a band featuring current and alumni musicians was to perform on the football field. North Hall played Gilmer County High on Friday night for their homecoming game.

October 24, 2007 | | Local


Perdue to discuss suit against corps this morning

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Friday asked a Florida federal judge to force the Army Corps of Engineers to curb the amount of water draining from Georgia reservoirs into Alabama and Florida.

October 24, 2007 | From staff, wire reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Driver in fatal June wreck tested positive for meth

A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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