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Mild weather may be short-lived

It's summer in Georgia and with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, some entrepreneurial youngsters are taking advantage of the heat to sell lemonade.

July 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula woman gets probation for tax fraud

A Lula woman with an infant daughter was spared from serving time in prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded the government of money meant to provide meals for poor children.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group has new name, but same purpose

When a child is sexually abused, the repercussions can last a lifetime if counseling does not ensue. That's why the Children's Center for Hope and Healing, formerly known as the Family Relations Program, provides free therapy for victims of sexual abuse.

July 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Area Transit’s new destination

Hall Area Transit could have a new home of its own come September.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall public information officer Barry Wood loses fight with cancer

Barry Wood, Hall County's public information officer, died Monday following a monthslong battle with lung cancer.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Surplus food giveaway is set for Aug. 19

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.

July 19, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville council to transfer property for ZF Industries expansion

Gainesville City Council authorized Tuesday the transfer of 23 acres of Industrial Park West property to the Gainesville-Hall County Industrial Authority.

The authority plans to sell the property to ZF Industries for $50,000 per acre.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornelia man dies in Ga. 365 crash

A late afternoon wreck on Ga. Highway 365 Tuesday left a Habersham County man dead and backed up traffic on the highway's northbound lanes for about two hours.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood, GSC to produce DVD on city's history

OAKWOOD - Oakwood wants residents' old photographs, as well as its stories about long ago days in the South Hall city.

July 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Treehouse fall injures 9-year-old boy, delays junior golf tourney

A 9-year-old boy was injured seriously after falling 12 feet from a treehouse in the backyard of his Fairway Drive home late Monday morning.

July 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Recent rains failed to help Lanier much

Much of Northeast Georgia was pounded repeatedly by heavy rains last week, with some parts of North Hall and White counties receiving as much as 3 inches, according to radar-derived estimates.

July 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Program at Gainesville State offers English language learners high school credit

Eight years ago, Angel Alonso began his first day of class in the United States.

July 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to child care center on Ga. 53

Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a proposed child care center on Winder Highway (Ga. 53).

July 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Students get the chance to fly for real at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport

Some people have to explore a number of options before they discover what they really want to do with their lives.

July 18, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville city schools officials look to move forward

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to appoint an interim superintendent at its July 21 meeting, according to board chairman David Syfan.

July 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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