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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


Lanier cleanup set for Saturday: Tons of trash surfacing because of drought

Some pretty obscure brands of beer are surfacing on the shores of Lake Lanier these days.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau gives awards for service, support

GAINESVILLE - Brenau University on Thursday awarded Dixie Ramsey for her lifetime of service to the university and Regions Financial Corp. for ongoing leadership in supporting Brenau and other community organizations.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Suspected gang member arrested

A drug suspect struck a tree stump and a fire hydrant in a stolen SUV while fleeing authorities Thursday, according to sheriff's officials.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday excess keeps heart docs busy

Of all the things that could ruin your holidays, suffering a heart attack would have to be near the top of the list.

December 17, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gang suspects charged in residential burglaries

Three suspected gang members were charged in a pair of residential burglaries in the Maple Forge subdivision in which more than $20,000 in property was stolen, police said Wednesday.

December 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Education department says it's not responsible for teen's suicide

The Georgia Department of Education should not be held liable for the death of a 13-year-old boy who used a rope to hang himself at a Gainesville school for emotionally disturbed children, a lawyer argued Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

December 17, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch unleashed? Tax allocation district could revamp city

Flowery Branch City Council approved the creation of its first tax allocation district Wednesday morning with a 4-1 vote.

December 17, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville official: Residents helped cut water use

GAINESVILLE - The director of Gainesville's public utilities department is pleased with the city's efforts to conserve water.

December 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Seniors honored for volunteering

Older volunteers in Northeast Georgia donated the equivalent of $373,000 in time to various community activities through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in fiscal year 2006.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Bike race will roll through: Hall has two stops on Tour de Georgia

Hall County will have two stops on the 2008 Tour de Georgia, which will take place April 21 through 27.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One man's rivalry: Former North Hall football player is assistant principal at Cairo High

David McCurry is assistant principal at Cairo High School. His daughter, Lindsay is a senior cheerleader for the Syrupmakers.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Housing change at North Georgia: All students to live on campus; men can bypass Corps of Cadets

Men living on campus at North Georgia College & State University no longer have to be members of the Corps of Cadets.

December 16, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to buy jail from Hall County: Lease could generate $18 million for Hall

Gainesville officials passed a resolution Tuesday night that may have secured the city's purchase of the former Hall County Detention Center.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | 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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