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Truck center fire causes $1 million worth of damage

It took seven fire engine companies and about 25 firefighters to extinguish a blaze Sunday afternoon at the Gainesville Truck Center on Athens Highway.

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a call received at 3:57 p.m. A Hall County deputy called in the fire after spotting the smoke, which was visible from Athens Highway.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Veterans Day: Dawsonville festivities draw 600

At least 300 war veterans, marching band members and color guards paraded through downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon in honor of the city's 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Ex-servicemen help close Northeast Georgia History Center's World War II exhibit

As the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday brought an end to its long-running World War II exhibit, military veterans from throughout the region gathered to remember.

November 16, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Drawing strength to fight: Community comes together to support young cancer patient Drake Hollander

GAINESVILLE - Drake Hollander was a fun-loving, sports-obsessed sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School. But on Oct. 12, he became something else: a cancer patient.

November 15, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Turn books into bucks at library's 'roadshow'

GAINESVILLE - Nestled between worn paperbacks and dust-covered yearbooks, there could be hidden treasure sitting on your shelf.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


One month later, has ban helped?

The city of Gainesville reduced its water use for the month of October, thanks mainly to the level four drought restrictions which included a total outdoor watering ban.

But how does this reduction measure up to previous Octobers?

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Moving day at the jail

It's 2:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the aging Hall County Detention Center on Main Street. Moving day.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two brothers, one war

The twin Roberts brothers are like bookends in Hall County's World War II story.

November 15, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW has new place to call home

Joe T. Wood Sr. was around for the opening of the first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452 in Gainesville, and he made a point of showing up for the newest opening -- even if meant being late for a University of Georgia football game.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


From the front lines: A soldier’s story from Iraq

Lt. Col. Kenneth M. Earls, a Gainesville native who has served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, is currently stationed at Victory Base Camp in Baghdad, Iraq. Recently, he took a few moments to answer some questions posed by The Times' features reporter Ashley Bates via e-mail. These are his answers, in his own words.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Bates | Local


Cumming to extend intake pipes in effort to reach water

If the water will not come to the pipe, the pipe will come to the water.

At least that is the stance the city of Cumming took after the level in Lake Lanier dropped too low for it to withdraw water from the shallower of its two intake pipes, which was supplying one-third of the city's water.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lane closures planned at Exit 16

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane at a time Monday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to work on the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road at Exit 16 off Interstate 985.

Crews will be trying to wrap up work that had been expected to be completed last week, said Teri Pope, DOT communications officer.

November 15, 2007 | | Local


Sheriff: Suspects linked to 50 local burglaries

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

November 14, 2007 | Allison Jackson | Local


Florida backs away from water deal

WASHINGTON -- The state of Florida on Friday backed away from a temporary truce brokered by the Bush administration to help settle a long-standing water war, now heightened by an ongoing drought, involving Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

November 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans The Associated Press | Local


Full slate of veterans events set

Several events are planned throughout the upcoming weekend to honor Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday. Veterans Day programs are scheduled for Sunday in Dawsonville and Monday in Gainesville.

November 14, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Commerce woman, police dispute spoon in meth case

Gainesville police and a Commerce woman disagree on the contents and color of a spoon that led to a drug charge against her that was later dropped.

September 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Hearts and Hands Emporium offers deals to help heal

Bargains weren't the only driving force behind shoppers attending Friday's annual Hearts and Hands Emporium in the banquet hall at First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville.

September 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man pleads not guilty to grandmother's stabbing death

A Gainesville man indicted in June in the death of his grandmother has pleaded not guilty, according to the Hall County district attorney's office.

September 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal, Collins make campaign stop in Gainesville

Two Gainesville leaders seeking re-election made a joint campaign stop Friday in Gainesville.

September 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau University honors master nurses

Brenau University honored six Northeast Georgia nurses Thursday at Featherbone Communiversity for their compassion, care and expertise.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Farmers market coming to Newtown

Beginning next year, Newtown community residents will have access to even more locally grown produce than what currently grows in the Ruby Wilkins Community Garden.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group seeks opportunities for the disabled

All About Developmental Disability advocates asked the public Thursday to "be the voice" for people with developmental disabilities.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rabid beaver had contact with human in Hall County

A rabies alert has been issued for the Looper Lake Point area in North Hall County after a person had contact with a rabid beaver.

September 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Fallen trooper honored with highway marker 37 years after death

The call came over the radio, a 10-7 (out of service) and 10-42 (end of tour of duty) for Georgia State Patrol Trooper Tyrone Collier Dillard. It was a call that gave a dignified sign-off for Dillard, who died while directing traffic Feb. 3, 1977, on U.S. 129.

September 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners deny request to close Beards Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a request Thursday night to abandon a 1,200-foot portion of Beards Road in South Hall and intends to pave the dirt road instead.

September 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two suspects indicted in West Avenue shooting

An alleged drug deal ending in the death of the man police say was the dealer has led to two men being indicted on felony murder charges.

September 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville homeless man indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville homeless man was indicted Tuesday on two counts of felony murder, having allegedly slammed another homeless man's head against a metal guardrail.

September 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Metro Gainesville jobless rate down in August

The metro Gainesville unemployment rate for August fell to 6.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7 percent in July, Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

September 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Middle school students collect, present insects

Wednesday was the day for Directed Studies' annual Bug Extravaganza in the media center of North Hall Middle School. Students had to collect at least 25 insects over the summer for the independent study project and research their scientific classifications and names. The event also featured musical presentations as well as entomology presentations by the students and buggy treats to eat.

September 25, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


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