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Lanier just 2 inches from record low level

The level of Lake Lanier on Sunday neared its lowest level since the lake began filling up more than 50 years ago as a record-setting drought continues to bake Northeast Georgia.

At 6 p.m., Lake Lanier's level was at 1,052.77 feet above sea level, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site. The lake is now about two inches above the previously recorded low of 1,052.66, recorded in December 1981.

November 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rucker foundation refocusing on youth

Beulah Rucker always strove to, in her words, "light a torch of instruction" for Hall County's youth.

Now the foundation that takes her name looks to further that mission as it refocuses its efforts to reach young people.

November 22, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Firefighters get oxygen masks for pets

Fido can breathe easier now.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


BB Bandits busted, police say

Police say a group of teenagers who got their kicks from shooting up car windows and businesses with a high-powered BB gun together face more than 400 criminal charges following their arrests early Friday.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


West Hall teen receives presidential recommendation to Air Force Academy

Ever since watching a television show about airplanes and the military, Alex Hutcheson was hooked.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Group home gets fresh hope from city

GAINESVILLE -- The Agora House soon could have a place to call home.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Davis students wear pink with a purpose

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Think pink.

November 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Corps cuts Lake Lanier water releases

The flow of water from the Chattahoochee River should be slowing after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reach an agreement that they say will not harm federally protected mussels and sturgeon in the Apalachicola River.

November 21, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DA to seek death penalty in August murder

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty Friday against a 19-year-old drifter accused of raping and stabbing to death a homeless woman in August.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT schedules open house about widening U.S. 129

Even as major road work continues to remake opposite ends of Ga. 53 in Hall County, the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for a proposal to widen U.S. 129 north of Gainesville and build two new bridges.

November 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cold front brings rain to Georgia

ATLANTA - A cold front moving through Georgia brought a sprinkling of overnight rain to the parched northern hills of the state, but it was far from the drenching needed to bust the region out of a record drought.

November 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Poultry industry must balance water conservation with food safety

An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

November 20, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Teen overcomes medical condition to excel for Gainesville

If Corey Clark had a problem on the field or in the gym, it was having too much heart.

November 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


INK to spend Sunday celebrating families

From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, families of all sizes are invited to a celebration at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Downtown Gainesville jumps on Christmas early

In all its lighted garland glory, Christmas came early to downtown Gainesville.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Suspects chased by Hall deputies face burglary, traffic charges

The two home invasion suspects pursued Monday by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have been charged with burglary and numerous traffic offenses, officials said.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


White Sulphur Road railroad crossing closed today

White Sulphur Road will be closed today at the railroad crossing between Pine Valley Road and Crescent Drive.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Processing of dock permits restarts today

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications after 8:30 a.m. today for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG counselors discuss mental illness, marijuana at forum

After being struck by a patient at the Central State Hospital, Kel Lee Cutrell knew there was only one correct response: a hug.

September 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


New rule puts school attendance in spotlight

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said her father taught her that if you're going to do something, you should do it right.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Perdue picks up endorsement of George Bush Sr.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


DOT names top engineer in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Youth mountain biking comes to Hall County

It's a brand new team, but it's already shaping up to be a fierce competition.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

CUMMING - After spending 35 years on Atlanta TV warning viewers what not to do in a storm, retired meteorologist and Forsyth County resident Ken Cook had a chance to put his own advice into practice during a recent thunderstorm.

September 15, 2014 | Jim Dean Times regional Staff | Local


DOT damage collections to state property skyrocket

The Georgia Department of Transportation has seen its recovery from claims to damaged state property nearly quadruple in the first year it has outsourced the work.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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