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Gainesville First United Methodist Church outspells competitors

Shown up too many times by their rivals from Grace Episcopal Church, the Methodists were out for respect, the kind Aretha Franklin spelled out, in Tuesday's 18th Annual Spelling Bee at Brenau University.

April 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cocaine seized in South Hall worth $500,000, official says

Hall County authorities seized more than 10 pounds of cocaine worth half a million dollars Monday in a "buy-bust" operation, officials announced Tuesday.

April 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-worker says Gainesville retaliated by eliminating his job

The city's Public Works Department eliminated its engineering services administrator position Thursday, a move that City Manager Kip Padgett said was an effort to cut costs.

April 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Academy day could become good investment for military hopefuls

Students who are considering applying to a military academy may want to think about attending the upcoming Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Atlanta.

April 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Park ER to shut its doors at midnight tonight

At midnight tonight, something will happen at the emergency room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus that hasn't happened since it opened: The doors will be locked.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Purple Passion: Wednesday sales, paint campaign raise money to fight and awareness about cancer

You may not need an excuse to shop or eat dinner out Wednesday, but the American Cancer Society will reap the benefits if you partake.

April 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Can you spell literacy? This bee helps raise money for reading classes

Put on your thinking caps and get ready to spell. The 18th annual spelling bee for the Gainesville/Hall Alliance for Literacy is 7 tonight at Pearce Auditorium.

April 27, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville Fire Department rules chicken-cooking contest

Gainesville Fire Department cleaned up at Saturday's Spring Chicken Festival, winning three awards and taking home the Grand Champion prize for its finger-licking chicken cooking.

April 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson County eases watering restrictions

Recent rains have spurred the Jackson County Water and Sewer Authority to update previous outdoor watering restrictions.

April 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Official: Northeast Ga. is prepared for a flu pandemic

Local officials said though there haven't been any confirmed cases of swine flu in Georgia, they are prepared for a pandemic.

April 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rep. Deal may join 2010 governor's race

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is seriously considering a bid for governor and could make an announcement as early as this week, sources close to the nine-term congressman said Monday.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Surgeon: Cagle’s surgery a ‘success’

The surgeon who operated on Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the procedure was a success and that his patient's prognosis is good.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Working from home can be good when business is blue

When times get tough, the tough get creative, at least that is the case with local entrepreneurs.

April 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Official wants governments to prepare now for 2010 census

A senior partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau told officials gathered Monday at the Frances Meadows center that although the 2010 Census is months away, the time to prepare is now.

April 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Joan Sheffield to retire from Gainesville after 9 years

Gainesville Human Resources Director Joan Sheffield announced her retirement Monday.

"I appreciate the opportunity and job fulfillment my position has provided me. After much thoughtful contemplation, however, I have decided to retire from public service effective Friday, June 26th," Sheffield said. "Gainesville is a great place to be, and I will certainly miss the many relationships I have acquired over these past nine years."

April 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Hamrick will seek another re-election to Gainesville City Council

Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services to increase personnel

With new growth and increasing demand, Hall County Fire Services Chief Jeff Hood said it's a good thing voters approved a 1 percent sales tax last month to fund infrastructure projects countywide.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont deannexation request withdrawn

A businessman pulled his request to deannex from Clermont after noting that a town councilwoman who sided with him at a previous meeting was absent for the final vote Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Victims identified in van wreck involving heavy metal bands

COMMERCE - Three victims in a van wreck Monday morning in Jackson County have been identified.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs brewery location

The Gainesville City Council gave the OK Tuesday for Left Nut Brewing Co. to open the city's first brewery in the Chicopee Mill industrial area off Atlanta Highway.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Girl seriously injured in tractor incident near Lula

A girl was seriously injured after being hit by a tractor near Julian Baugh Road near Lula this afternoon, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County invites community to learn how it helps local kids

If you think the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer young people a safe place to hang out after school, you know one small aspect of what the clubs do.

April 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to consider brewery’s latest plans

The Gainesville City Council will meet today to consider approving the city's first brewery.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Van crash kills 3, injures 8 in Jackson County

COMMERCE - Three people were killed and eight were injured Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off Interstate 85 and down an embankment in Jackson County, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Chicopee Woods awarded $100K grant for new bike trail bridge

Bikers can rejoice for better bridges on the way thanks to a $100,000 Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant awarded to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff proposes budget increase

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.

April 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge upholds decision to reinstate fired deputies

A judge has upheld the Hall County Civil Service Board's decision to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after a 2013 inmate escape.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds day care where child injured was operating legally

An investigation into Rescue 2000 Church, after reports of a child injured there, found that its day care is operating legally, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County van wreck kills 3

April 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Longstreet at hand when curtain fell

Much of the end of the Civil War is focused on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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