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Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion ‘friend-raiser’ benefits Challenged Child and Friends

Dozens of models pranced down the runway at Chattahoochee Country Club on Thursday to raise awareness for Challenged Child and Friends.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Students safe after 2 school buses collide

Two Hall County school buses carrying students had a minor collision in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school Thursday.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board OKs purchase of 2 school buses

JEFFERSON - A recent act of vandalism has caused the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education to make an unexpected purchase.

November 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


No major injuries in school bus accident

A Hall County school bus carrying students had a small collision with another school bus of students in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school let out at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Water and sewer rates may go up

Gainesville water and sewer officials asked City Council on Thursday to approve rate increases for customers in 2010.

November 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sunny weather is on the way

Thanks to more than four inches of rain over the past two days, the level of Lake Lanier is edging closer to 1,073 feet above sea level - two feet above the full pool level of 1,071 feet.

November 12, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall commissioners ponder giving free pets to good homes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to promote the county's new animal shelter.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schoolchildren show respect for veterans

There ain't no doubt Hall County loves this land - and the men and women who have protected it.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


21-gun salute caps veterans ceremony

Area veterans were honored Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center with music, inspirational talks and ceremonies.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Singer, musicians form jazz fusion

For the first time, jazz musicians Rick Pruett and Mark Davis will perform with a vocalist.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jefferson keeps close eye on its trees

In general, people don't pay much attention to trees unless one is about to fall on their house, but that is not the case for a group of Jefferson volunteers.

November 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Red Hat’ plaintiff: ‘SuSu’ based on me

When Vickie Stewart purchased two copies of "The Red Hat Club" directly from the book's author, Haywood Smith, after a baby shower in 2004, she didn't intend to read it.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students get hands-on training in multimedia

Lanier Charter Career Academy's new Digital High program is giving students interested in multimedia and online marketing a chance to get their feet wet.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged after car goes through courthouse courtyard

A possibly intoxicated driver barrelled through the courtyard of the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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