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Gainesville utility department offers in-home water ‘audits’

An in-home water audit is not as scary as you might think.

No one shows up unannounced at your door in a suit with a stern face and a briefcase, demanding proof of your water expenditures and more money. In fact, it's just the opposite.

December 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man burned while working on car

A man who was severely burned while working on an antique car Saturday was in stable condition after being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, officials said. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was working on an engine component of a vintage Volkswagen outside his home in the 56000 block of Oscar Gilstrap Road shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when magnesium shavings caught fire.

December 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


DUI court is a sobering solution

One after another, the stories of redemption for repeat DUI offenders were told by Hall County State Court Judge Charles Wynne in a recent courtroom graduation ceremony.

December 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local businesses share water-saving ideas

As part of Gainesville's drought response resolution, the public utilities department held an information sharing meeting with its 50 largest customers Friday. In the meeting, some industry leaders shared some of their water conservation measures.

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville not liable for flooding, jury rules

The city of Gainesville was not liable for flooding from Flat Creek that swamped a trailer park off the Pearl Nix Parkway extension, a Hall County jury decided Friday.

December 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New device helps target tumors

BY DEBBIE GILBERT

December 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


City officials help Santa spread holiday cheer

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega gospel band nominated for Grammy

A Dahlonega-based gospel band that features two sisters from Gainesville has been nominated for its first Grammy award.

Karen Peck & New River is among nominees for the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

December 18, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Smoke forces evacuation at Sugar Hill Elementary

A lighting malfunction forced a brief evacuation Thursday morning at Sugar Hill Elementary School in East Hall.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Checking out of school goes high tech

GAINESVILLE - Visiting your child's school, checking out a child for a doctor's appointment or other school business now involves a computer - and maybe a camera - at many area schools.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hydrant tests call for conservation

Gainesville officials will take measures to save water when the fire department tests its fire hydrants next week.

The Insurance Services Office will test hydrants in the city to determine their ability to put out fires as part of its evaluation of the Gainesville Fire Department next week.

December 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Florida tries to delay flow reduction

The secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has appealed to federal officials to delay any further reduction in the water flow from Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam at the border of Georgia and Florida. The dam is at the end of the Chattahoochee River and depends on water releases from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.

December 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Court asked to enjoin media: Lawyers don’t want tattoo reported

Lawyers for a teen defendant facing the death penalty are asking a judge to prevent the news media from further reporting on a jailhouse tattoo on his forehead.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No place like Dome

Hundreds of North Hall High School Trojans filled the stands of the North Hall gym Thursday evening, screaming, cheering and praying in celebration of the school's advancement to the Class AAA state semifinals.

The pep rally starred the football players, a review of the season's best plays, a congratulatory video message from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and, of course, the cheerleaders and Marching Trojans.

December 18, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Body found off Georgia Avenue

The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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