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In final State of the Union, president threatens to use veto power

With the public's attention already diverted toward the upcoming presidential election, President George W. Bush stood up Monday night and reminded the nation that he is still the person in charge.

February 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jones fifth-grader wins Hall schools spelling bee

OAKWOOD - Jones Elementary School fifth-grader Parker Ramey won the Hall County School System spelling bee Monday morning at West Hall Middle School.

Parker, 10, is the son of Hank and Casey Ramey. Hank Ramey is principal at Jones.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unveils Sardis Connector map

The latest map for the proposed route of the Sardis Road Connector is now available on the Hall County government Web site.

Although the map is not a document of the final route for the Sardis Road Connector construction, it is the route the county is pursuing right now, said Jody Woodall, road projects manager for Hall County.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Westminster announces new headmaster

Westminster Christian School has named a new headmaster to begin work July 1.

February 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Nominations due for student 'STARS'

GAINESVILLE - A Thursday deadline is set to nominate students considered deserving to be honored in the Grady Young Foundation's Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend Youth Recognition Banquet on March 15.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man, 23, taken to hospital after suicide standoff

GAINESVILLE - Law enforcement officials have released the name of a Gainesville man who was involved in a two-hour standoff with police after threatening to shoot himself.

Matthew Christopher White, 23, of Gainesville was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment late Saturday after threatening to commit suicide in his room at the Ramada Limited on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Text of President Bush's 2008 State of the Union address

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February 08, 2008 | | Local


Church embraces future: Pastor’s retirement coincides with opening new sanctuary

Jeff Parks was 5 years old when he first met the Rev. Gerald Jordan at Calvary Temple Assembly of God. Thirty-four years later, Parks attended Jordan's retirement party Sunday, which celebrated Jordan's 50 years of Christian ministry.

Parks was one of more than 200 people who showed up to honor Jordan. Members of many local Assembly of God churches attended the event and credited Jordan with helping the denomination open numerous churches in the Gainesville area.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


After proposal on bended knee, he goes to bridal expo with wife-to-be

After three years of dating, Clay Carlyle got down on bended knee, looked deep into girlfriend Jennifer Reece's eyes and asked for her hand in marriage.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


UGA scholarship to celebrate memory of slain hiker

A fund is being set up at the University of Georgia in memory of Meredith Emerson, the 24-year-old hiker who disappeared New Year's Day after hiking on a Union County trail and was later found slain.

When fully endowed, the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Fund for Study Abroad will be given to a UGA student each year for study in a French-speaking country, with preference given to current and former residents of the French Language Community.

February 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Stress-relief for a good cause

Some three dozen people spent their Saturday morning not only getting a bit of stress relief, but helping out a local woman.

February 07, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Road racing goes green

It's not every day that an environmental official asks for a round of applause for an auto racing series.

February 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber marks 100 years of building Hall

Gainesville wasn't exactly a boom town in 1908.

February 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Murrayville wreck kills two

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February 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Camp Invention’ set for summer at S. Hall school

Spout Springs Elementary School is planning "Camp Invention," which provides science enrichment through hands-on activities, for June 9-13.

February 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Cornelia residents under boil-water advisory after main bursts

Residents of Cornelia are under a boil-water advisory after a 10-inch main ruptured Tuesday on Chase Road, according to a news release from the city.

November 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Police name A.J. Johnson as suspect in rape investigation

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee Volunteers linebacker and Gainesville High School graduate, was named Tuesday as a suspect in a rape investigation by Knoxville, Tenn., police.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Farmers celebrate connections at annual breakfast

Farmers and "city folk" are strongest when they work together, according to Gordon Sawyer.

November 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s really cold now, but that might not be bad omen for winter

Tuesday's subfreezing weather may have reminded us of the polar vortexes and "snowmaggedons" that plagued the winter of 2014, but it doesn't necessarily portend an equally icy winter of 2015.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Democrats select election board members

The Hall County Democratic Party selected its appointees Monday night to the new elections board that will launch in January.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Destructive devices found in Forsyth home

November 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional Staff | Local


Hall weather alert system to be tested Wednesday morning

Hall County will conduct a test Wednesday morning of its weather alert system.

November 18, 2014 | | Local


Hall fire marshal warns of winter hazards

When the mercury drops low in the thermometer, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle knows there are growing risks for Hall residents trying to stay warm.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to amend Tax Allocation District policies

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on proposed amendments to the way projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula: $1.9M in sales tax extension would be spent on roads, water/sewer, parks

Lula estimates it could get $1.9 million from a proposed five-year extension of the special purpose local option sales tax.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New details emerge in jogger's sexual assault case

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl returned her to her jogging path Nov. 2 with his girlfriend driving the car.

November 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County's Sugar Hill Elementary wants to create program of choice

Sugar Hill Elementary School presented a tentative plan to the Hall County school board Monday for the creation of a Talent and Career Program of Choice.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee suspends Gainesville grad Johnson amid sexual assault investigation

Tennessee has suspended leading tackler A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville City Schools changes attendance policy

Gainesville City Schools wants its students to miss less than six school days a year.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sprinklers cause false alarm at Gainesville's Fair Street School

A faulty sprinkler head in an elevator shaft Monday morning caused children to be evacuated from Fair Street School.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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