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Fieldale to cut chicken production by 5 percent

Fieldale Farms Corp. announced Friday it would reduce live chicken production by 5 percent, citing excess supply and the high cost of corn for feed.

The announcement was made by Gus Arrendale, the company's executive vice president.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Atmos Energy files for $6.1 million rate increase

A spokesman for the Georgia Public Service Commission said Friday that Atmos Energy, which serves 10,000 customers in the Gainesville area, has filed for a $6.1 million rate increase.

Bill Edge, a spokesman for the commission, said the application was filed in late March and would increase the average bill by $4.70 per month.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Man arraigned in 1997 slaying

The family of a Gainesville man shot to death in a drive-by shooting 11 years ago got their first look Thursday at the man accused of his murder, bringing some relatives of Rigo Verto Verbuzco to tears.

April 15, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch posted for North Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of North Georgia that will remain in effect until 10 p.m.

April 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Officials: Woman’s death was no accident

CUMMING - Authorities say a 42-year-old Forsyth County man meant to harm his girlfriend when, after an argument, he struck her with his pickup truck while she walked along Shiloh Road.

April 15, 2008 | | Local


2 from Gainesville killed in car wrecks

ent in Athens, one week after a soldier from Gainesville was killed in a wreck in Killeen, Texas.

April 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Get your old Bibles, books repaired

The Hall County Library System will be hosting Bible and Old Book Repair Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 15 at the headquarters branch at 127 Main St., Gainesville.

Jack Kyle, a representative of the National Library Bindery, will be on hand to give free estimates of the cost of repairing or restoring valued old books or family Bibles.

April 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Rabies still on the rise

Experts are at a loss to explain why the incidence of rabies seems to be so high in Hall County.

April 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hitting the high notes: Dallas Brass jams with local students on stage to further music education

Hours before Thursday night's performance for a paying audience at the Georgia Mountains Center, the Dallas Brass had a group of middle and high school students laughing, applauding and learning from their antics.

April 15, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Dogs steal the moment in China

Carla Abshire was a little surprised when the phone rang at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at her home in Gainesville. On the other end was her husband, Mike Giles, who was calling to tell her about the stir he caused at an elementary school near Beijing.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Students will get a breather during CRCT tests

Hall County and Gainesville students will get a one-day break between the high-stakes parts of the state's basic-skills tests they'll take later this month.

April 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police, fire departments ask for more money

Two of the biggest recipients of city money, Gainesville's fire and police departments, presented larger-than-usual budget requests Thursday to the Gainesville City Council morning - despite the city's smaller-than-usual general fund for the coming year.

April 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wake up: Consider this your garden’s alarm clock

Boy, a sun-ripened, garden-fresh tomato sure would taste good right now.

And every year, many home gardeners think, "This is the year I'll finally grow those tomatoes."

April 14, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Judge sets bond hearing in I-85 fatal wreck

LAWRENCEVILLE - The 20-year-old Gainesville man charged in a four-car interstate crash that left four people dead appeared in Gwinnett County Magistrate Court Thursday.

April 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Legal limbo on Lake Lanier: Service barred from pumping out boat tanks

A boat sanitation company is trying to clean up its act after being suspended from operating on Lake Lanier.

April 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




New law: Move right or get a ticket

A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lesson six: Breaststroke is the best stroke

My Monday swim lesson was enough for me to never again want to get into the pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile court judge sworn in as president of national council

Georgia Juvenile Court Judge Peggy H. Walker was sworn in Tuesday as president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at its 77th annual conference in Chicago, Ill.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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