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Lanier Tech students get their first taste of flames

Patrick Knight and two of his classmates from the fire sciences program at Lanier Technical College plopped down on the curbside, exhausted and drenched with sweat, and got a critique of their performance as aspiring firefighters.

May 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Governor opens Laurel Park Boat Ramp

Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state and local officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the Laurel Park Boat Ramp, the first mega-ramp to open under Perdue's Go Fish Georgia initiative.

May 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stephens throws hat in for Deal’s seat

Former State Senate Majority Leader Bill Stephens has several Hall County movers and shakers on board for his campaign to succeed Nathan Deal as U.S. congressman for Georgia's 9th Congressional District.

May 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Officials: Bus fire wasn’t arson

Arson has been ruled out as a cause of a fire Friday that destroyed eight Gainesville city school buses, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said Wednesday.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County avoids tax increase with cuts

Hall County's budget for next year includes cuts and employee layoffs within the county but avoids raising taxes.

May 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Superintendent wants some exempt from pay cuts

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said Wednesday he is recommending nurses, paraprofessionals and national board-certified teachers be exempt from an anticipated 2 percent to 3 percent pay cut this upcoming school year.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Realtor wants 2 tracts annexed in Flowery Branch

A Flowery Branch Realtor has petitioned Flowery Branch City Council to annex two tracts totaling nearly 11 acres and zone them as highway business.

May 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired teachers await their state checks

About 9,000 retired educators in Georgia are waiting on checks following the conclusion of a five-year class action lawsuit against the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

May 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kids can get a free ride to the library

For kids in Gainesville, reading over the summer pays.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor, interior secretary to see areas affected by drought

Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar will meet with Gov. Sonny Perdue today to tour and discuss areas previously affected by drought.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man gets life sentence for killing chaplain

The case of a Clermont chaplain killed in December by a man he tried to help was closed Tuesday with a guilty plea, though much of the reasoning behind the murder of Frank Harris Jr. may forever remain unexplained.

May 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch schedules sewer plan meeting to discuss environmental impact

Flowery Branch plans to hold a public hearing June 17 on the eventual doubling of capacity at its plant off Atlanta Highway.

May 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 die in Memorial Day weekend accidents

Though a rainy Memorial Day weekend kept people off Georgia's lakes, 15 people died on the state's roads during the 78-hour holiday period.

May 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family worries about daughter; officials think teen ran away

Lumpkin County authorities believe a 16-year-old teenager who disappeared nine days ago ran away from home.

But whether Hannah Thompson left her father's home willingly on May 18 makes no difference to her family members. They still are worried.

May 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


More people volunteer for American Cancer Society Relay for Life, but donations decline

The economy may be in a recession, but American Cancer Society officials say support is strong for its annual Relay for Life fundraisers.

May 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall seeks flexibility in state school standards

As class resumes in Hall County next week, school leaders are seeking more flexibility from state rules.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Toddler recovered from burns allegedly suffered at day care

At age 2, Damon Gaddis is graduating. And his family is ecstatic.

July 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Workers comp claims keep governments on their toes

There is a certain trust that comes with workers' compensation claims.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Emilie Angle struggles to speak and her movements are dictated by the effects of mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is both progressive and incurable.

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnny’s BBQ is still smokin’ after all these years

Step inside the little building behind Johnny's BBQ and you'll find yourself squinting through a dense, hickory-flavored fog. There's a rotisserie oven ...

July 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Cancer survivor paddles circumference of Lake Lanier

Paddling the circumference of Lake Lanier - roughly 350 accessible miles in total - Dana Richardson has seen a lot of water and a lot of parks.

July 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville teens stress how ‘lives matter’ at justice form

Teenagers of Generation Inspiration came together Saturday morning at the Beulah Rucker Museum to ask Gainesville's government and law enforcement officials some tough questions ...

July 25, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Military recruiters try to rein in armed supporters

Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office ...

July 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

"Mama! Mama! How was that?"

July 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs expand their reach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer kids a safe, structured place to go after school. But some kids have trouble getting there.

July 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A fresh start for 16 lives: Drug Court graduates largest class in 14 years

Looking out over the front pews with 16 Drug Court graduates, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal congratulated the group for passing the arduous program akin ...

July 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Motor home ‘just wouldn’t stop,’ sinks in Lake Lanier

Gray leather couches were scattered around the interior of a customized motor home as water poured out every nook and cranny.

July 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rabid raccoon found in northwest Hall County

A raccoon in the Cool Springs Road area of northwest Hall County had rabies, the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur confirmed Friday.

July 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New-look Wendy’s coming to Braselton

A new Wendy's is coming to Braselton as part of the company's "brand transformation."

July 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Summer program makes 'overwhelming' change in kids

The skating rink will skin your knees.

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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