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Local colleges say they keep tabs on credit card use

In the wake of a probe of "purchasing card" activities at Georgia's colleges and universities, area college officials say they have policies in place that closely guard against fraud.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing for charter ‘world languages’ school is Tuesday

Hall County schools plans to hold a public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on its plans to convert Chestnut Mountain Elementary School into a "world languages" charter school.

November 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Early voting starts today

Early voting begins today for two Hall County elections and one Gainesville election.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin County to hold open house about drought

Lumpkin County officials want to have a heart-to-heart talk with residents about water.

November 02, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Library now offers videos ‘on demand’

GAINESVILLE - With the click of a mouse, library cardholders can now access hundreds of movies without ever having to leave home.

November 02, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Dawson lawman honored as one of magazine's '40 under 40'

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Kevin Tanner never regretted foregoing other opportunities to enter the field of law enforcement.

November 02, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moonshine fest honors lightning liquor and fast cars

Thousands of people gathered in Dawsonville this weekend to toast the 40th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

November 02, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Magazine honors former Gainesville principal

Two years after helping to bring national recognition to Gainesville Exploration Academy, Shawn McCollough has earned some statewide recognition of his own.

McCollough, 36, now superintendent of Greene County schools was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the top "40 under 40" Georgians in its October magazine. Greene County is between Atlanta and Augusta.

November 01, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Interim elections chief oversees first vote

This is the time of year Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter always looks forward to.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Newtown Florist Club celebrates anniversary

Dr. Charles Steele, left, and Dexter Wimbish chat before entering the Gainesville Civic Center ballroom Saturday night for the Newtown Florist Club's 57th anniversary banquet. Steele, the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was the evening's keynote speaker. The theme for the banquet was "Examining New Frontiers: Community Organizing in Georgia's Changing Political Landscape."

November 01, 2007 | | Local


College volleyball: Golden Tigers top Brewton Parker

The Brenau University volleyball team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference match since 2003 on Saturday, dropping Brewton Parker 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 20-28).

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Voters, bring your photo IDs to polls

If you're heading to the polls this week for early voting, make sure you bring photo identification.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Three candidates named for Jackson county manager seat

After a second search for candidates, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has named three finalists for the position of county manager.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown, former Stephens County Administrator Darrell Hampton and former Upson County Manager Bob Zellner are the candidates. The commission must wait at least 14 days before making a decision, by law.

November 01, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Gainesville Youth Football League brings kids together

"This is your Super Bowl," Randy Wilhite shouted to his twin sons playing for the West Hall Junior Trojans in the Big Red Bowl.

The bowl, which took place all day Saturday at Gainesville's City Park stadium, is a Georgia Youth Football League tradition that includes eight teams from the league and eight that play for Hall County. The teams range from midget league to major league and are scheduled to play each other at random. This was the sixth year of the Big Red Bowl in Gainesville.

November 01, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Fire fighters, dive team adjust to drought's impact

GAINESVILLE -- The drought has changed the dynamic of emergency services, but it has yet to threaten any agency's ability to serve the public, officials say.

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


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