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Sold-out gala benefits Challenged Child

GAINESVILLE - The trees are trimmed and the wreaths have been hung for this Saturday's Festival of Trees Gala, benefiting Challenged Child and Friends.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Good News Clinic receives grant funds for flu shots

Gainesville's Good News Clinic got a little good news of its own on Tuesday in the form of a $5,000 grant to purchase and administer adult flu vaccines.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Residents don’t want sewer line

Several residents of the Martin's Crossing West subdivision near Flowery Branch plan to attend an Oakwood public meeting tonight to voice their disapproval of the sewer line Oakwood officials aim to lay through their neighborhood.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rain cuts Lanier releases

GAINESVILLE - This weekend's rain lessened the strain on Lake Lanier, an official from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said at Tuesday's water forum at the Georgia Mountains Center.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pastor says teen killed in hunting accident was quiet, loved baseball

Funeral services are this afternoon for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident over the holiday weekend.

December 11, 2007 | BY NIKKI YOUNG nyoung@clickthepaper.com | Local


Habersham school chief to end 33-year career

MOUNT AIRY - Judy Forbes' 33-year journey in Habersham County schools comes to an end June 30.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Register now for Piedmont classes

The application deadline for spring semester classes at Piedmont College is Saturday, with registration for classes set for Jan. 3.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Bad sewage costs school fine of $400

CLERMONT - As if educating kids weren't enough of a challenge, some Hall County schools have to worry about more mundane matters, such as treating their own sewage.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Property tax bills due Saturday

The property tax deadline is approaching; taxes are due Saturday.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored; U.S. 129 reopened

Power has been restored to 500 customers who experienced an outage this morning when a dump truck knocked down three power poles between Athens Street and Gaines Mill Road.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Students fare well on writing test

The Hall County school system either met or exceeded the state passing rate for the Georgia High School Graduation Test's writing portion.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation tips go home with students

GAINESVILLE -Brochures giving water conservation tips likely will go home Friday with Gainesville and Hall County students.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


One arrested, one sought in Gainesville shooting

Gainesville Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a nonfatal shooting that occurred the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Student-led Thanksgiving drive contributes to food bank

GAINESVILLE - While many people in Hall County may be going hungry, Kay Blackstock said it is not due to a shortage of food.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Reception to honor principal

A public reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday for Diane Bryant, who is retiring Dec. 31 as principal of Gainesville High School's Careers.net Academy. Bryant worked for the Gainesville school system for 34 years. The event will take place in the high school atrium. The school is at 830 Century Place. Contact: 770-536-4441.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


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All lanes of Ga. 347 stretch set to open Thursday

Four lanes of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road are expected to be open to motorists by 5 p.m. Thursday, nearly two months earlier than expected.

September 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police prepare for digital system

Two weeks before Christmas, the Gainesville Police Department will ditch pen and paper and begin the process of digital reporting.

September 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall hopes to improve rundown areas by purchasing vacant property

Hall County officials are considering creating a new agency that aims to revitalize tax-foreclosed, vacant and abandoned property.

September 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Lane shift scheduled on Ga. 347 project

Traffic is scheduled to shift Monday on Ga. 347 in Braselton as the Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on widening the South Hall County road.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Disability advocates to hold meeting

The public is invited to take part in "Conversations that Matter," a town hall meeting addressing employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

September 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Forsyth woman charged with taking $33K for legal services she couldn’t provide

A Forsyth County grand jury handed down an indictment last week of a North Forsyth woman arrested as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent legal practices.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man indicted on murder charges Forsyth child’s death

A 25-year-old Butts County man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the February beating death of a 3-year-old North Forsyth County boy.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court advised to delay taking on water war case

The U.S. solicitor general said he believes the Supreme Court should put off accepting a Florida lawsuit that accuses Georgia of consuming too much water.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chapter for Don Carter State Park OK’d

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has given its OK to a new chapter representing Don Carter State Park in North Hall County.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Part of Wilshire Trails Park to close Wednesday for concrete maintenance

A portion of Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday and possibly Thursday, according to Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

September 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Libertarian candidate for governor Hunt addresses UNG students

Libertarian candidate for governor Andrew Hunt spoke Monday to the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia, outlining his platform as a third-party candidate.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Change in seasons brings milder weather to area

The fall season officially begins today, bringing cooler temperatures throughout the week. The break from the summer heat has allowed several Hall County residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be a brisk walk through the square or relaxing downtown.

September 22, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall is hotbed for election candidates

Election season is heating up as Republican and Democratic candidates swing through Hall County in the next week.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sandra Deal addresses GOP voters

Republican voters swarmed the clubhouse Monday at the Village at Deaton Creek to welcome U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, his wife, Bonnie, first lady of Georgia Sandra Deal and State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman

MINNEAPOLIS - A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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