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Cold weather sparks rash of fires, but no injuries

Hall County firefighters were kept busy Friday on one of the coldest day in several years.

January 16, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula man is killed in Ga. 365 accident

A Lula man was killed Friday morning when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic, officials said.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bone-chilling temps have homeless shelters preparing for more people

With the wind chill expected to drop to zero overnight, Thomas Ramirez and others at Gainesville's Good News at Noon shelter and ministry scrambled to make room for what they expected to be a rush of less fortunate folks coming in from the cold.

January 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville police, fire station to cost $20.4 million

A new police and fire station in Gainesville will cost the city $20.4 million, according to the project's manager.

January 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Obama's upcoming inauguration, MLK Day marches have special meaning

Local groups that hold annual events in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will do so this year with a renewed zeal.

January 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville area's unemployment claims skyrocket 216 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor said unemployment insurance claims shot up 174 percent last month compared to December 2007, with one of the top increases coming in the Gainesville area.

January 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mental health provider closes White County site

State budget cuts have hit Gainesville-based Avita Community Partners, the mental health provider for 13 Northeast Georgia counties.

January 16, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


March of Dimes starts fundraising campaign

The March of Dimes kicked off its fundraising season Thursday by rallying people to raise money for babies' health needs.

January 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board makes plans at retreat

The Hall County Board of Education is holding its annual retreat tonight and Saturday morning to discuss a range of issues facing the school system in the upcoming year.

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield will meet with the board to update the system's plans for programs of academic "rigor" to challenge every student; major renovation and capital projects; classroom technology possibilities; and the district's certified staff recruitment plan.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local Obama backers head to DC

Gainesville resident Arturo Corso began sporting a Barack Obama campaign button on his lapel long before it was considered cool.

January 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Times multimedia project takes national honor

A multimedia presentation on www.gainesvilletimes.com about a young Latina's "los quince años" has won third place in a monthly competition conducted by the National Press Photographers Association.

Photographer Sara Guevara and reporter Ashley Fielding produced the four-minute audio slideshow about 15-year-old Emily Ibarra's "los quince años," a tradition that is a mix between a Jewish bat mitzvah, an American "Sweet 16" and a debutante ball.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State Rep. Collins reunites with his children after his four-month stint in Iraq

State Rep. Doug Collins' children were checked out of school by a surprise visitor Thursday: their dad.

January 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water planning district updating plans for Lanier withdrawals

ATLANTA - The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is completing an update of its 2003 water and wastewater plan. It includes conservation goals, six new water-supply reservoirs and increased withdrawals from Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River through 2035.

January 15, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


New state Web site links Georgians to health information

Every day, millions of Americans search for health information on Internet sites such as WebMD. But until now, there hasn't been a site that's specific to Georgia.

January 15, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


When it rains, Green Street floods, and there's no easy fix

Even the smallest rains can turn to ark-worthy weather for motorists on Green Street.

January 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall County refocuses its future vision

Some items, such as high-speed rail, a downtown hotel/conference center and a "harbor town" mixed-use community off Lake Lanier, still seem futuristic.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


First Saturday of spring brings opening day for Little League in Gainesville

Gainesville's annual Little League parade is a traditional rite of spring, and just in time for the first Saturday of the season.

March 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville First United Methodist Church members gather for Great Day of Service

Nearly 500 people spent Saturday morning working on volunteer projects for Gainesville First United Methodist Church's Great Day of Service.

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Civil Air Patrol pilots practice high-flying photography in Gainesville exercise

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


One person suffers minor injury when train hits tractor-trailer near Gainesville airport

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries after a train struck a tractor trailer Friday night near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG catalog cover raises furor, viral debate over diversity

Two white men in black suits happily cross a finish line, while a woman in a pantsuit falls behind and a black man in a shirt and tie stumbles in last place.

March 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. Senate passes transportation bill, but at less than $1 billion funding goal

The Georgia Senate passed a transportation bill Friday afternoon that would generate somewhere near $800 million in funding for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

March 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Suspected stalker shot, wounded outside South Hall home

A Dacula man was shot Friday morning after he is believed to have followed a woman back to her home on Maple Valley Drive in South Hall County, then entered into an altercation with her husband, authorities said.

March 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


WomenSource speaker Tammy Washington gives strategies for success

A roomful of women think about achieving their goals and together shout "Nailed it!"

March 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Aldi grocery store coming along Ga. 400

March 20, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Indianapolis Colts player attacked with knife, baseball bat in Braselton

An Indianapolis Colts linebacker was allegedly attacked by the mother of his children after returning to his home March 14, authorities said.

March 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Choices Pregnancy Care Center celebrates 2014 achievements at annual gala

Last year, 33 lives were saved in Northeast Georgia with the help of Choices Pregnancy Care Center.

March 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville promotes EPA's WaterSense labeling

With a water bill tripling from one month to the next, alarm bells rang in Leslie White's ears.

March 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 teens charged in downtown vandalism

Two 13-year-olds are charged with shooting a BB gun at a number of downtown Gainesville stores, buildings and vehicles.

March 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




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