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Dump the Pump:Red Rabbit offers free hops to encourage new riders

Penny Ledbetter waits for the Red Rabbit blue line to take her to Lanier Diner for work each day.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


H1N1 virus confirmed at Rabun County camp

The H1N1 flu virus has been confirmed in three campers at Camp Ramah Darom in Rabun County, and some of the youngsters already are returning to normal activities.

June 19, 2009 | ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jefferson High School's rising seniors place eighth in history day event

When it comes to historical presentations, the Jefferson High School National History Day Competition team has proven it is among the top 10 student researchers in the nation.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County opens its water recycling plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County officially opened its Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility on Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting.

The ceremony was held at Sterling on the Lake on the Flowery Branch residential community's Village Green, which is irrigated with reuse water from the new Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility Reuse System.

June 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Overnight storms cause minor damage in Northeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, causing minor damage in several counties, officials said Thursday.

June 19, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Simpson, Jaeger companies win Hall chamber's top awards

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presented awards to its businesses of the year at the annual Board of Directors and Awards Meeting held Thursday at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Apply Saturday for Habitat for Humanity homes

Habitat for Humanity of Hall County will be taking applications on Saturday for the next round of homes to be built in the 2009-10 building year.

Interested applicants must attend the meeting to apply. Families are chosen on the basis of their need for housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County offices closed Monday for employee furlough day

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday for an employee furlough day.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted one day per month of unpaid leave to compensate for revenue shortfalls due to the recession. All county administrative offices will be closed on Monday for this purpose.

June 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman reports armed robbery at Limestone post office parking lot

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Limestone Parkway today.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Five tractor-trailers full? This is going to be a really big crane

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, no, it's a crane.

June 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local day care, camp organizers not worried by flu outbreaks

Three summer camps in North Georgia reported flu outbreaks this week and one has postponed its camp session, but camps and day cares in Gainesville aren't worried.

June 18, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

DAWSONVILLE - The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 18, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


6-year-old allegedly killed over watermelon

Jackson County's district attorney is waiting for all the facts in the death of 6-year-old Commerce boy before deciding on whether to seek the death penalty against the child's grandfather.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school system’s debt comes in smaller than expected

Gainesville school system's final deficit figure has settled at $5.45 million.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school systems improve CRCT scores

Hall County and Gainesville school system's state test scores generally reveal improvement over last year's scores in all subjects except for social studies.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


3rd annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party closes out summer

Area dogs and their owners gathered at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Sunday for some fun in the water at the third annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party. Dogs of all sizes splashed around in the pool throughout the afternoon and competed in contests like best game of fetch and best tricks. The canine pool party, sponsored by Gainesville's parks and recreation department, is held each year after the pool closes for the season.

September 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire survivor to speak at United Way event

John O'Leary survived burns to his entire body, and will tell his story of survival and redemption Thursday to the United Way of Hall County.

September 07, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Habitat home will go to a hero

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Wintergreen Court was experiencing something unusual for a small, unassuming neighborhood in Flowery Branch: gridlock.

September 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Horseless rodeo: No saddle sores from this roundup

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8452 inaugural Horseless Rodeo on Saturday on the Riverside campus in Gainesville. The event gathered 60 contestants and about 150 spectators, and raised more than $3,000 to help veterans and their families.

September 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year

September 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pay at crux of Gainesville police morale issues

In the wake of Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly's sudden resignation Aug. 29 following an inquiry into his leadership by city management, it became clear morale among officers had bottomed out.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Albertson chosen as Times executive editor

Keith Albertson, managing editor of The Times since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive editor of the news organization.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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