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Olson, Kannapell named STAR students

Top high school seniors from Gainesville and Hall County schools were recognized Tuesday at a luncheon for STAR students and teachers.

Chestatee High senior Matthew Olson was named Hall County's system STAR student at the event sponsored by the Gainesville Kiwanis Club. Olson chose Darrell Skogman as his STAR teacher.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


See smoke off Ga. 365 on Tuesday? It's a prescribed burn

A prescribed burn by the Georgia Forestry Commission on Tuesday caused some smoke near the area of Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road.

February 24, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Census count key to federal funds, Hall officials told

Hall County is already preparing for the 2010 U.S. Census.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deputies arrest man following Ga. 82 wreck that killed 1

An early Sunday morning accident in which a vehicle apparently left the road and struck several trees on Ga. 82 near the Barrow/Jackson county line resulted in one man's death and another man's arrest.

February 24, 2009 | By Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Developer's lawyer wants Hall commissioners added to lawsuit

The attorney for the Midtown developers involved in a legal battle with Regions Financial Corp. over a 25-year-old easement filed multiple motions to counter the lawsuit against the developers Friday. One motion asks a judge to add two local elected officials to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

February 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson eliminates more ‘islands’

The Jefferson City Council has taken another step to eliminate islands of county property within city limits.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Diesel deal could save Hall County schools half a million dollars

The Hall County school system has locked in a six-month fuel contract that could save the system about $500,000.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


YMCA inspires children to collect goods for animals

The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.

February 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


2 longtime printing firms merge

A Hall County printing firm with a 60 year history and another printer that started two decades ago in the owner's garage have announced their merger.

February 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia Baptists gather at Blackshear Place for annual evangelism conference

Baptists statewide turned out Monday for the start of a two-day evangelism conference featuring speakers and music at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood.

February 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WHITE COUNTY: Brick home catches fire

It took some 26 firefighters about 15 minutes to control a fire Monday morning at a brick home in Cleveland.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


Day care center has openings

Gainesville school system's Wee Elephant Day Care Center located at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy has several openings available for city residents.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


$9,000 raised for fund to help disabled musician

About $9,000 was raised Sunday afternoon in a benefit concert for Jimmy Cutrell, a musician and music instructor suffering from a disabling spinal condition, said Elena Trear, who helped organize the event.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspects take cigarettes, calling cards

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who reportedly broke into a Gillsville Highway convenience store to steal cigarettes and calling cards, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with stealing hot dog buns, water from home

Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon who allegedly broke into a home and stole a bottle of water, hot dog buns and a CD player, according to the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


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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


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall OKs funds to replace faulty firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

CANTON - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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