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Funding is available to buy, plant new trees in Hall

Keep Hall Beautiful is taking grant applications for the Hall County Tree Replacement Fund.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Web spirits miracle of birth to soldier in Iraq

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there earlier this month. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

September 27, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Oakwood hopes Braselton will pitch in with sewer service

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown plans to talk with Braselton officials about securing 50,000 gallons of capacity from the city's sewer treatment plant.

September 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local teacher is among 35 to get Georgia Power grant

Lanier Elementary School teacher Katie Schlief was among 35 Georgia teachers to receive a New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power this month.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Looking for gas? Click on our map to see who's got it

Many gas stations around Gainesville just don't have gasoline. Here's a list of places you can fuel up on your lunch break:

September 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake keeps dropping as Fay’s rain fades into past

It appears that Fay has faded.

September 27, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Community center may be delayed

The Hall County Board of Commissioners could delay the construction of the Mulberry Creek Community Center in South Hall following discussion among commissioners at Monday's work session.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Congressman Deal says House could vote on bailout by Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, is back in Washington, where the House is expected to vote this week on an amorphous government plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt.

September 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mormons to help clean up Flowery Branch on Oct. 18

Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann is taking part in a citywide cleanup, but the town he's focusing on is some 13 miles outside the city limits.

September 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local kids Punt, Pass & Kick for NFL glory

Gainesville Parks and Recreation and Hall County Parks and Leisure Services hosted the 2008 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Sunday at East Hall Park.

September 26, 2008 | Megan Gill news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customer panic saps gas supply as state probes price gouging

After receiving a morning shipment of gasoline, a cashier at the QuikTrip on E.E. Butler Parkway said there was no way the convenience store would run short on fuel Monday.

September 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools offer reward for info about vandals

Like two sides taking turns in a football game, vandals are striking back and forth at rival schools Gainesville High and North Hall, with the last acts taking place Sunday morning at GHS.

September 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riding along with Hall’s handcuff unit

Deputies Travis Turner and Keenan Storey always are out looking for someone.

September 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Train hits truck left on railroad tracks

Oakwood police are investigating an incident Sunday morning in which a train plowed into an unoccupied truck left on railroad tracks that run through the small South Hall town.

September 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


So long summer, welcome fall: A Saturday of celebrations

The final Saturday of summer brought clear sunny skies but a slight chill of fall to Northeast Georgia.

September 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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