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University selection 101:Deadlines looming for college-bound seniors

GAINESVILLE - Crunch time is here for college-bound high school seniors.

Many major colleges have early January application deadlines, so it's decision central in many area households.

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


A dry county? Habersham faces water crisis

Almost every county in North Georgia is at risk of running dry if the historic drought continues through next year. But Habersham County has more reason to worry than most.

December 27, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Winter set for a comeback this weekend

If you've been basking in this week's warm weather as you've been doing your Christmas shopping, get ready to bundle up again.

December 26, 2007 | | Local


School leaders' wish lists for legislators

Here are the issues and projects local government leaders presented to Hall County's state legislature delegation during Friday's meeting at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


CASA receives help from teens

The presents were piled high on the hardwood Friday at Flowery Branch High School's gymnasium, the culmination of a two-week toy drive of North Pole proportions.

In that short time, the student body of 1,400 was able to make Christmas brighter for some 56 local abused or neglected children, spending between $150 and $250 for each child on the gift list.

December 26, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Government leaders' wish lists for legislators

Here are the issues and projects local government leaders presented to Hall County's state legislature delegation during Friday's meeting at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood.

December 26, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sex offender ruling revised

When the Georgia Supreme Court changed one word this week in a recent ruling on residency restrictions for registered sex offenders, it meant that most won't be able to live wherever they want after all, officials say.

December 26, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville State to graduate 280

OAKWOOD - Gainesville State College's graduation ceremonies will return to the campus today in what will be the school's first biannual commencement ceremony.

Nearly 280 students who completed their two-year degrees and certificates in the summer and fall semesters of this year are eligible to participate in today's commencement ceremony.

December 26, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Multitude of mangers: Church displays 250 crèches

GAINESVILLE -- They are made of every material imaginable - glass, metal, wood, ceramic, fabric and coconut shell. One is even alive.

December 26, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Legislators hear local leaders’ goals for 2008

The wait was long, as were some of the lists of things wanted.

December 26, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville principal returns from education trip to Egypt

Jill Goforth's students couldn't be riding a camel with her in the Egyptian desert, but they could see the pictures she sent back and the descriptions of her exotic trip.

December 25, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle lays state’s water woes at feet of Corps of Engineers

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle blamed the prolonged drought and mismanagement of the state's river systems by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the state's current water crisis.

December 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


School board votes to endorse new fieldhouse

The Gainesville school board voted Thursday to OK a document that endorses proceeding with the design of a new fieldhouse at Bobby Gruhn Stadium, home of Gainesville High School's football team.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Rumored meth lab ‘teacher’ sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Sugar Hill man who authorities describe as a "teacher" for meth lab operators throughout Northeast Georgia was sentenced Friday to 25 years in federal prison.

Randall Lane Scott, 49, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gainesville following a guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and storing chemicals and equipment for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

December 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall wildfires may be arson, officials say

The acrid smoke keeps drifting down from the woods bordering Donna and Greg Cash's red brick ranch house on Frazer Road. And the fire engines and Georgia Forestry tractors keep coming out to douse the flames and dig fire trenches.

December 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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