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Oakwood City Council to mull islands’ status

Oakwood City Council is set tonight to consider annexing 56 tracts as part of an effort to bring into the city unincorporated areas surrounded by city property, or "islands," scattered around town.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau's learning institute schedules political forum for Saturday

From staff reports

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in Toccoa thefts may face charges in Hall

One of two men arrested on theft charges in Toccoa may face similar charges in Hall County, a spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Daniel Arnot, 23, who was arrested in Stephens County and charged with several counts of theft and criminal damage to property, also is being investigated for similar crimes in Hall County, Col. Jeff Strickland said.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall High rallies behind friend’s cancer with blood drive on Friday

Donating blood benefits more than those injured in car wrecks or natural disasters. Just ask Brian Ernst.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parks may fall victim to cuts

HELEN - It has been tried before, but officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are talking about outsourcing some lodge operations as a part of the proposed cuts to their state budget.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Choosing Hall: Doctor returns to his roots

This is an occasional series about people who have chosen to move or return to Hall County.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Medical providers offer a primer for diabetic living

With most diseases, the doctor just writes a prescription for medicine. But if you're diagnosed with diabetes, the most important part of your treatment is education.

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Education museum may be in the works

Hall County soon could be home to the first education museum in Georgia.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Girl Scouts inspire tomorrow’s women while also having some fun

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia kicked off the Girl Scout year Sunday afternoon with a "Family Fun Day and Recruitment Carnival."

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville customers can pay utility bill online

Customers of the Gainesville Public Utilities department now have the option to pay bills online with Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Department of Natural Resources rule would protect events on Lake Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering a rule change that would close a loophole in the Georgia Boat Safety Act.

"We consider this simply a housekeeping measure," said Lt. Col. Homer Bryson, assistant chief of law enforcement for the department. "For us, it would clear up any legal issues that may come up."

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H Club rolls out green carpet for awards event

In an evening in which the honored walked a green carpet instead of a red one, Hall County 4-H Club recognized Monday those who participated in project achievement throughout the 2007-08 school year.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Ike likely won’t help Lake Lanier, but later thunderstorms could

If Lake Lanier's level creeps up at all this week, the credit would belong to regular summer thunderstorm activity and not any kind of storm system coming from the tropics.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Recruiting on for Judicial Citizen Review Panel

The Hall County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers for the Judicial Citizen Review Panel.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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