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Flowery Branch gives first OK to new historic district

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Wednesday morning to new historic district boundaries in the city.

July 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver’s license mix-up ends in arrest of principal

A top administrator at Gainesville Middle School was arrested last week on a charge of driving while unlicensed. But her husband, a member of the Gainesville City Board of Education, said the arrest was the result of a mix-up between the Department of Driver Services and the Social Security Administration.

July 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latest drought report still bad for North Georgia, Southeast

Recent rains in July have done little to ease the drought across the Southeast, with dry conditions persisting in Northeast Georgia and the region.

July 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rabies clinics are slated for August

The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced for drug conspiracy

An alleged middleman in a deal for more than 15 pounds of cocaine outside a Gainesville liquor store was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six years, three months in prison as his family members wept.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools have new boss

Merrianne B. Dyer was named interim superintendent of Gainesville schools with a unanimous school board vote Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Submit news of fall events for Harvest guide

The annual Harvest fall leisure guide is scheduled to be published in the Aug. 31 edition of The Times.

July 21, 2008 | | Local


Mild weather may be short-lived

It's summer in Georgia and with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, some entrepreneurial youngsters are taking advantage of the heat to sell lemonade.

July 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula woman gets probation for tax fraud

A Lula woman with an infant daughter was spared from serving time in prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded the government of money meant to provide meals for poor children.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group has new name, but same purpose

When a child is sexually abused, the repercussions can last a lifetime if counseling does not ensue. That's why the Children's Center for Hope and Healing, formerly known as the Family Relations Program, provides free therapy for victims of sexual abuse.

July 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Area Transit’s new destination

Hall Area Transit could have a new home of its own come September.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall public information officer Barry Wood loses fight with cancer

Barry Wood, Hall County's public information officer, died Monday following a monthslong battle with lung cancer.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Surplus food giveaway is set for Aug. 19

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.

July 19, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville council to transfer property for ZF Industries expansion

Gainesville City Council authorized Tuesday the transfer of 23 acres of Industrial Park West property to the Gainesville-Hall County Industrial Authority.

The authority plans to sell the property to ZF Industries for $50,000 per acre.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornelia man dies in Ga. 365 crash

A late afternoon wreck on Ga. Highway 365 Tuesday left a Habersham County man dead and backed up traffic on the highway's northbound lanes for about two hours.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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