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In final State of the Union, president threatens to use veto power

With the public's attention already diverted toward the upcoming presidential election, President George W. Bush stood up Monday night and reminded the nation that he is still the person in charge.

February 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jones fifth-grader wins Hall schools spelling bee

OAKWOOD - Jones Elementary School fifth-grader Parker Ramey won the Hall County School System spelling bee Monday morning at West Hall Middle School.

Parker, 10, is the son of Hank and Casey Ramey. Hank Ramey is principal at Jones.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unveils Sardis Connector map

The latest map for the proposed route of the Sardis Road Connector is now available on the Hall County government Web site.

Although the map is not a document of the final route for the Sardis Road Connector construction, it is the route the county is pursuing right now, said Jody Woodall, road projects manager for Hall County.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Westminster announces new headmaster

Westminster Christian School has named a new headmaster to begin work July 1.

February 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Nominations due for student 'STARS'

GAINESVILLE - A Thursday deadline is set to nominate students considered deserving to be honored in the Grady Young Foundation's Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend Youth Recognition Banquet on March 15.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man, 23, taken to hospital after suicide standoff

GAINESVILLE - Law enforcement officials have released the name of a Gainesville man who was involved in a two-hour standoff with police after threatening to shoot himself.

Matthew Christopher White, 23, of Gainesville was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment late Saturday after threatening to commit suicide in his room at the Ramada Limited on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Text of President Bush's 2008 State of the Union address

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February 08, 2008 | | Local


Church embraces future: Pastor’s retirement coincides with opening new sanctuary

Jeff Parks was 5 years old when he first met the Rev. Gerald Jordan at Calvary Temple Assembly of God. Thirty-four years later, Parks attended Jordan's retirement party Sunday, which celebrated Jordan's 50 years of Christian ministry.

Parks was one of more than 200 people who showed up to honor Jordan. Members of many local Assembly of God churches attended the event and credited Jordan with helping the denomination open numerous churches in the Gainesville area.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


After proposal on bended knee, he goes to bridal expo with wife-to-be

After three years of dating, Clay Carlyle got down on bended knee, looked deep into girlfriend Jennifer Reece's eyes and asked for her hand in marriage.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


UGA scholarship to celebrate memory of slain hiker

A fund is being set up at the University of Georgia in memory of Meredith Emerson, the 24-year-old hiker who disappeared New Year's Day after hiking on a Union County trail and was later found slain.

When fully endowed, the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Fund for Study Abroad will be given to a UGA student each year for study in a French-speaking country, with preference given to current and former residents of the French Language Community.

February 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Stress-relief for a good cause

Some three dozen people spent their Saturday morning not only getting a bit of stress relief, but helping out a local woman.

February 07, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Road racing goes green

It's not every day that an environmental official asks for a round of applause for an auto racing series.

February 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber marks 100 years of building Hall

Gainesville wasn't exactly a boom town in 1908.

February 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Murrayville wreck kills two

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February 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Camp Invention’ set for summer at S. Hall school

Spout Springs Elementary School is planning "Camp Invention," which provides science enrichment through hands-on activities, for June 9-13.

February 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Miller loses Senate president pro tem vote

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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