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Librarian turns page on nearly 30-year career

Twelve years after Hall County parked the last one, Ella Jean Smith is still referred to as "Bookmobile Lady."

"That's my name. I think that's all (people) ever knew me by, they never really called my name - it was just 'Bookmobile Lady,'" Smith recalls.

November 02, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Agency ready to mediate water wars

Could stakeholders along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin come together and solve the 18-year-old impasse over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama?

November 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lanier Tech told to slice budget another 2 percent

The Technical College System of Georgia asked technical schools such as Lanier Technical College to make another 2 percent in budget cuts Monday, said Lanier Tech President Mike Moye. The reduction comes in addition to the 6 percent systemwide cut already imposed. Moye said Lanier Tech has already implemented a 10 percent budget cut in anticipation that the Technical College System of Georgia will cut yet another 2 percent from this fiscal year's budgets.

November 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chick-fil-A gives it away

FLOWERY BRANCH - Teresa Henderson brought her Chick-fil-A gear featuring the restaurant's cow mascot. Another group of people brought a TV and a propane heater.

November 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Frightful fun: Jefferson High performs ‘Dracula’

JEFFERSON - Dracula may have been killed hundreds of years ago in Transylvania, but that won't stop the Drama Dragons of Jefferson High School from bringing the vampire to life on stage tonight.

At 7:30 p.m., Jefferson High School students will bring Bram Stoker's classic tale to the stage in the school's performance arts center just in time for Halloween.

November 02, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Police ACE unit to focus on problem areas

Gainesville police looking for worsening crime trends in a ragged economy have an ACE in the hole.

Starting next month, a pair of hand-picked officers will be assigned to the Gainesville Police Department's new Aggressive Criminal Enforcement unit. Officers Justin Martin and Josh Shifflett will spend their time on the job focusing on problematic areas where property crime, like burglaries or auto break-ins, has increased. They'll also spend some time on a portion of Interstate 985 looking for drug traffickers.

November 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dogs, bird saved from Hall fire

Hall County firefighters rescued 14 dogs and a bird from a burning home early Tuesday morning, rendering life-saving aid to some with a breathing apparatus designed for pets.

November 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch considers more homes at Sterling on the Lake

The developer of Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch is seeking to add about 100 more acres and 200 more homes to the neighborhood, bringing the total of potential homes that could be built to 2,000.

November 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville starts Flat Creek restoration

Gainesville officials are moving forward on plans to restore an eroded, underground portion of Flat Creek.

November 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Adcock misses his students

Katie Collier, a senior at Johnson High School, recalls the visit Mike Adcock, assistant principal at Johnson High School, made to her class on the first day of school this year.

November 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Money talks: Seized cash beefs up Jefferson police force

JEFFERSON - Crime may not pay, but it has definitely benefited the Jefferson Police Department.

November 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New advocacy group bands together for Lake Lanier

An advocacy group with plans to become a major voice for Lake Lanier was officially announced Tuesday.

November 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson approves annexing property

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council voted Monday to annex a nearly 33-acre parcel of property along Interstate 85. But the group's approval did not come without several stipulations.

November 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sunset blogger: Octogenarian trades shuffleboard for keyboard

Anne Cleveland isn't your typical 84-year-old grandmother.

November 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


20 people show up for last scheduled meeting on Oakwood 2030

Another 20 or so area residents gave their input Tuesday night on Oakwood's conceptual plans to redefine a 250-acre core around downtown by 2030.

November 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State superintendent honors Coleman for HB91 successes

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, was recognized recently for his efforts to help Georgians receive their high school diploma.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG creates Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies

A new institute at the University of North Georgia will support the nation's future military leaders.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview hosting UGA, Georgia Tech info night

Juniors and seniors from Hall County and across North Georgia interested in attending the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech can stop by Lakeview Academy ...

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fixes on way for ‘free-for-all’ parking at UNG

Parking can be a headache for commuter students on any college or university campus.

August 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


More than 400 cases of dumping, litter reported across Hall

Hall County is growing more urban by the day, but there's still plenty of wide-open space for litterbugs to have their way.

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Medical team backs up SWAT when danger strikes

When the SWAT team loads up on the door, Skip Heflin of Hall County Fire Services wants to have his guys backing them up.

August 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort - down to changing ...

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local graphic artist issues logo challenge to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

In Japanese culture, the notion of honor is highly regarded.

August 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

After 100 days of hands-on training, horse trainers from around eastern United States worked to tame wild American mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover held ...

August 22, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area - as well as a ...

August 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

August 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

August 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood - complete ...

August 22, 2015 | By Rebecca Braun rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

August 21, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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