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Shoot house practice gives Rangers on-target combat training

BRASELTON - Spc. Daniel Garcia of the 5th Army Ranger Training Battalion had quite the task in front of him. He had to pull a thin sled with a dummy wounded soldier on it 250 feet, lie down and aim his semi-automatic weapon at a target 50 feet away and shoot four rounds each into the remaining targets from different distances.

January 31, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Fire drill for firemen

JEFFERSON - It was like a scene straight off the pages of Fahrenheit 451.

January 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Citizens Bank alumni gather to reminisce

Fifteen years after Gainesville's Citizens Bank ceased to be, nearly 100 former employees gathered Saturday to catch up and reminisce, flipping through bank books instead of yearbooks at a reunion that paid tribute to a bygone institution.

January 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Oakwood wants control over banners

Banners make up a big chunk of Jay Kelly's sign-making business, but he'd like to see that form of sign put under control.

January 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning bid lands $20,000 for family in need

Gregg and Brittiny Peters had no idea that what started out as a crazy way to pay their children's medical bills 10 days ago would soon make them international celebrities.

January 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Man gets 3 years for arson

A Clermont arsonist who set fire to a grocery store garbage bin while out on bond on two other arson charges was sentenced to three years in prison this week.

January 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Attorney is removed from Midtown project

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority agreed Friday to remove attorney Tread Syfan for any issues surrounding the a proposed hotel and office complex in Midtown.

January 31, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Hall County tax assessor Vaughan steps down

Bill Vaughan has resigned from the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors after 13 years.

January 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Jefferson looks to refinance bond to save about $1 million

Homeowners aren't the only ones looking for lower loan interest rates; so is the city of Jefferson.

January 31, 2009 | | Local

DOT engineer set to retire after 34 years of service

The Georgia Department of Transportation's assistant area engineer for maintenance in Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White counties is set to retire March 1.

January 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

West Hall Middle earns School of Character status

The State Schools of Character program has named West Hall Middle School as the 2009 Georgia School of Character.

January 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Ninth District board to distribute federal funds for food, shelter

Ninth District Opportunity in Hall County has received $102.351 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

January 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Like it or not, juveniles help pay the price for their crimes

When Troy Millikan's mailbox got busted up with a two-by-four last year, the Gainesville lawyer figured they'd never catch the kids who did it.

January 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Oakwood home fire leaves 7 people homeless

Hall County firefighters were able to contain a blaze at an Oakwood home this afternoon.

January 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

The Super combo: Wings, big TVs ... and a vasectomy?

With the Super Bowl just a day away, local businesses are gearing up to offer everything for the perfect party, from ordinary to unusual.

January 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Hall schools developing Internet safety, etiquette course for students

The Internet is a dangerous place, especially for a child.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Parolee faces 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall, authorities say

A man paroled out of prison Tuesday was transported to face a 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall County.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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