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Kids learn of water’s crucial role for planet

If you ask the camp's directors, this week, Camp Elachee was all about water.

July 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega bank robbed

A man robbed a downtown Dahlonega bank at gunpoint at about 5 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured in the bank, though a pregnant woman fell outside the bank, authorities said.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps of Engineers bans nighttime tourney fishing on Lake Lanier

Low lake levels have affected businesses throughout the county, but when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped issuing permits for nighttime fishing, it was just one more blow to businesses, said Kerry Hicks, owner of The Smokin' Fisherman, a bait and tackle store.

July 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


27 cases of rabies troubling

Hall County's 27th rabies case was confirmed on Wednesday after a raccoon was killed by a dog in North Hall.

July 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


State budget cuts trickle down to local colleges

The continued slide in state revenues is evidence that economic woes have hit home in Georgia's budget.The state ended the fiscal year in June with a shortfall of about $600 million, forcing Gov. Sonny Perdue to dip into Georgia's $1.5 billion reserve fund to find the cash. But Perdue said unless revenues pick up, spending cuts are likely on the horizon.

July 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Prospects for happy hour make Gainesville restaurant owners thirsty for business

Local restaurateurs say it's about time for happy hour in Gainesville.

July 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Defendant indicted in home invasion slaying

A home invasion slaying suspect's alleged spending spree with the dead man's credit cards is outlined in a 23-count indictment returned by a Hall County grand jury this week.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New county parks director ready to take on projects, new facilities

Hall County Parks and Leisure Director Greg Walker has only been on the job for a week, but said he is already excited about the projects ahead of him.

July 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County under smog alert

If you're thinking of mowing the lawn today, maybe you should reconsider. Today is another "orange" day for Hall County's air quality, meaning the concentration of particulate matter that creates smog is higher than normal and not safe for sensitive people.

July 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers postpone Sunday concert at YMCA

The Christian music concert planned for Sunday evening at the Georgia Mountains YMCA in Gainesville has been postponed, according to event organizers.

July 22, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Blue Ridge lawmaker will challenge Speaker Richardson

A Republican state representative from Blue Ridge announced Friday that he would challenge Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

July 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GBI agent kills man wanted in robbery

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent shot and killed the suspect in Thursday's robbery of a Dahlonega bank during a foot chase Friday in Helen after the suspect pointed a toy pistol at officers, authorities said.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County, Gainesville law officials honored

Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed Hall County Sheriff Steve D. Cronic to the board of commissioners of the Sheriff's Retirement Fund of Georgia, in an announcement made Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New signals aim to help curb traffic in Gainesville

Two new traffic signals were activated this week in an effort to decrease traffic delays near the interstate on U.S. 129.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


County's 27th rabies case confirmed

Hall County's 27th rabies case was confirmed on Wednesday, after a raccoon came into contact with a dog.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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