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Better conditions make for better Labor Day on Lanier

As the water returned to Lake Lanier this summer, so did the dollars.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin County man killed in property dispute

A Lumpkin County man was killed Monday when a property dispute that had gone on for more than 20 years escalated into an argument, according to a sheriff's investigator.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Covington airport to close for runway work

COVINGTON - The Covington Municipal Airport will close for runway construction beginning Sept. 21 and could remain closed until November.

September 07, 2009 | By Gabriel Khouli Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofits plan for upcoming fundraisers

The economic situation is presenting obstacles for everyone, and many nonprofit organizations are taking a hit as giving goes down.

September 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Lula’s new park filling up with bricks honoring veterans

Lula's Veterans Park is coming to life with 207 bricks laid in honor of soldiers and more bricks sold every day.

September 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street man recruits community to preserve area

Emory Turner, 61, still lives in the Gainesville neighborhood where he was born and raised.

September 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Healthy Monday: Seasonal flu shots now available

With the recent arrival of seasonal flu shots, now is the time to begin protecting yourself from H1N1, health officials say.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont celebrates its community

CLERMONT - Lawn chairs replaced pews as several hundred people crowded Clermont Park on Sunday morning for a church service as part of Clermont City Celebration.

September 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area food bank will hand out goods on Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County will distribute food to 500 families on Saturday provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the federal stimulus act.

September 06, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public invited to comment on kart racetrack plans

BRASELTON - Georgia Karting, which has proposed to build a new racetrack in Braselton, has scheduled a public meeting in Braselton on Thursday to discuss its plans.

September 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


DOT meeting discusses road plans

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold the last of two open house sessions to discuss a four-year plan outlining projects for rural areas in Northeast Georgia.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Weekend car wreck in Hall County kills 1

Labor Day hasn't been as deadly as projected so far statewide, but one of the three people killed on Georgia's roads was involved in a Hall County wreck.

September 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega rehabilitation center moving Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, a Dahlonega physical therapy center will have a new location.

September 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meet Your Government: Assistant’s passion for books led her to career

Assistant Hall County Library System Director Lisa MacKinney turned her passion for reading into a career.

September 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday affects garbage pickup in Hall

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed today, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Animal shelters protect against spread of disease

After Gwinnett County's animal shelter closed its doors this month because of a pneumonia-like illness that killed one dog and infected many others, local shelters are taking steps to prevent the same fate.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

April 23, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Program offers lasting connection with Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center patients

Susie Underwood worked on multiple drafts of the letter to accompany Sally Hull's portrait, a woman in hospice who raised Underwood like one of her own children.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County woman has come long way since 2006 near-fatal wreck

The journey to recovery has been slow for Brittany Walters, but the milestones are coming, one by one, for the Hall County woman.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commercial property owners next in line to protest tax reassessments

It's déjà vu all over again, except with a little twist.

April 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


17-year-old killed by train

A 17-year-old boy walking along the train tracks in Jefferson was struck and killed Thursday by a freight train.

April 23, 2015 | From Times regional, wire reports | Local


Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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