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College volleyball: Golden Tigers top Brewton Parker

The Brenau University volleyball team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference match since 2003 on Saturday, dropping Brewton Parker 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 20-28).

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Voters, bring your photo IDs to polls

If you're heading to the polls this week for early voting, make sure you bring photo identification.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Three candidates named for Jackson county manager seat

After a second search for candidates, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has named three finalists for the position of county manager.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown, former Stephens County Administrator Darrell Hampton and former Upson County Manager Bob Zellner are the candidates. The commission must wait at least 14 days before making a decision, by law.

November 01, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Gainesville Youth Football League brings kids together

"This is your Super Bowl," Randy Wilhite shouted to his twin sons playing for the West Hall Junior Trojans in the Big Red Bowl.

The bowl, which took place all day Saturday at Gainesville's City Park stadium, is a Georgia Youth Football League tradition that includes eight teams from the league and eight that play for Hall County. The teams range from midget league to major league and are scheduled to play each other at random. This was the sixth year of the Big Red Bowl in Gainesville.

November 01, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Fire fighters, dive team adjust to drought's impact

GAINESVILLE -- The drought has changed the dynamic of emergency services, but it has yet to threaten any agency's ability to serve the public, officials say.

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier Islands looking to add parks

BUFORD -- The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority voted Friday to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow three public use areas on Lake Lanier to become part of the lease on Lake Lanier Islands.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State honors four Hall schools

Four Hall County schools are among some 250 schools statewide receiving awards for student achievement and academic improvement, state officials announced Friday.

North Hall High, Lula Elementary, Chestatee High and West Hall Middle schools are being recognized based on 2006-2007 performance on state curriculum assessments, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests or Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

October 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting at Ridgecrest Apartments injures one

Gainesville police made an arrest soon after a shooting Friday night that left a teenager wounded with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Ridgecrest Apartment complex off Cleveland Highway behind the Wild Horse Saloon. Police said a 16-year-old male was shot once in the arm.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia law on dangerous dogs

ARTICLE IV. DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS

October 31, 2007 | | Local


Pit bull owner required to pony up $250 in 15 days to appeal a ‘dangerous dog’ citation

After biting a UPS delivery driver on Oct. 12, all the freedom Kellie McAlister's Pit bull "Cheech" used to enjoy went up in smoke.

McAlister said the loss of Cheech's freedoms is the result of a freak accident, and Cheech is being punished because she can't afford to pay for an appeal to Animal Control's decision that classified Cheech a "dangerous dog."

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Buford Dam protest a washout

BUFORD -- It wasn't what Patrick Callaghan had in mind.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier's ‘Go Fish’ tourney is a no-go

With Lake Lanier now down 15 feet and dim prospects for a quick recovery, it came as no surprise Thursday when officials with the Professional Anglers Association pulled the plug on their planned fishing tournament.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake cleanup a sweeping success

It was sort of like trick-or-treating, but it happened a month early. And instead of candy, they got trash. Lots and lots of it.

That pretty much sums up the Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep lake cleanup, which took place Sept. 29. The event drew more than 1,300 volunteers and hauled in a whopping 42 tons of trash and Styrofoam.

October 31, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Area volunteers head to San Diego

The local Red Cross chapter has sent three volunteers to join national relief efforts to help victims of wildfires in Southern California.

The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross sent three local volunteers to San Diego on Thursday, according to Cheryl Vandiver, director of public affairs for the chapter. Pamela Wilder of Hall County, Karen Hillman of Lumpkin County and Patty New of Union County will be dispersed to shelters for client case work. They join the more than 3,000 Red Cross workers from all 50 states already on site in Southern California.

October 31, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Travel writers get VIP treatment, 'ghost' tour

Where else can you see the mountains on the horizon, see the lake, take in cultural events, local history and hear about the legend of Agnes in a single day?

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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3 firefighters injured after truck's ladder falls

Three Hall County firefighters suffered injuries Tuesday afternoon when a fire truck ladder malfunctioned during a training session.

July 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote count begins in state primary runoff

Georgia's longest runoff election, mandated by judges to ensure military and other overseas voters had time to return their ballots, finally ended today.

July 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Heart hospital raises $1M

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the state's top heart hospital, has raised over $1 million to improve treatment with the addition of the Woody Stewart Heart Failure Treatment Unit.

July 22, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Ballet pro brings artistry, experience to Gainesville summer intensive program

For many dancers at the Gainesville Ballet Company, dance is more than just an after-school activity.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Gainesville schools to put goals in action

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall considers cost of inmates’ medical care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider approving contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution when it meets this Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corps of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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