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Hispanic population boom soon could be on the decline

Estimates released today from the U.S. Census Bureau show significant growth in Hall County's Hispanic population from 2000 to 2007, but whether that steady growth trend will continue is an unknown factor even to Hispanics.

The July 2007 estimate shows a rate of growth in Hispanic residents that could already be on its way down when the 2008 estimates are released next year.

August 11, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue: Georgia, other countries face similar challenges

Gov. Sonny Perdue is in China for a conference involving representatives of states and provinces from around the world.

August 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Students go back to school today

Temperatures are still sizzling outside, but the summer is over for some 30,000 Gainesville and Hall County students heading back to school this morning.

Area teachers and administrators have spent the past week getting rooms and hallways ready, and meeting with many students and their families at busy open houses at schools.

August 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ballowe to fill principal's position in Glynn County

The day he began his new job with the Glynn County school district, Steven Ballowe was named to a newer job as interim principal of one of the county's two high schools.

August 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Death of infant probed

Hall County sheriff's investigators will meet with a medical examiner today as they continue to look into the Sunday death of a 7-week-old boy.

Maj. Jeff Strickland confirmed that the death of infant Chance Anthony Chapman is not believed to be the result of natural causes. He declined to release autopsy results pending further investigation.

August 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Yet another rabies case for Hall: No. 29

Looks like the rabies epidemic in Hall County is picking up speed again.

August 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Nearly 170 properties auctioned on Hall courthouse steps

Jim Cagle came prepared for the sweltering heat outside the Hall County Courthouse. He brought a folding chair and a towel to wipe his sweat-drenched face.

August 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Kiwanis to offer families shelter with transitional housing

The Kiwanis Club of Gainesville has been making donations to area children for years, but plans now are under way to give homeless children a place to live.

August 10, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


GOP forum to honor Rep. Collins, who is going to Iraq

A political forum this Saturday also will serve as a send-off for state House Rep. Doug Collins, who is set to deploy to Iraq next month.

August 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Back-to-school rally is Saturday

The Educational Foundation and Museum of Beulah Rucker Inc. will be holding a free back-to-school rally Saturday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

August 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Free driving class offered for teens

Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error is a free, two-hour course designed to help parents and their new teen drivers ages 14-16 learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law.

August 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Second man found dead in Forsyth County apartment

CUMMING - The bodies of two men were found Wednesday afternoon in an apartment building in Forsyth County in what officials believe may have been a murder-suicide.

August 10, 2008 | From Times regional reports | Local


Parents learn as their kids have fun on National Night Out

Stan Luttrell and his brother-in-law brought their collective nine children to climb on and through fire engines Tuesday night.

August 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jeld-Wen to cut 40 positions

Jeld-Wen, a Klamath Falls, Ore., maker of doors and windows, has announced plans to end manufacturing operations at its plant in Gainesville.

August 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County department heads discuss fuel savings

The Hall County Board of Commissioners and various department heads gathered Wednesday morning to brainstorm ways to save money by cutting fuel costs as the upcoming year looms with a tight budget and high gas prices.

August 10, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Fire chief relieved of command following truck accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 women injured in shooting ID'd

The two women shot near the Atlanta Street Apartments on Friday are out of the hospital and recuperating, one of them said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds brakes worked in runaway car that injured four children

All of the brakes in the 1988 Acura Legend that injured four children on Price Way last month were functioning, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brodie Forrester said.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Storm topples trees, power poles in Gainesville

A thunderstorm that moved through Hall County on Monday evening caused some minor damage.

August 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board approves lower millage rate

Gainesville City Schools will lower its millage rate this year, the first time the district has done so since 2010.

August 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local




Residents monitor creek as developers set up shop

Behind Vanessa Hyatt-Fugate's home, down a weed-strewn slope in the Hollywood Hills subdivision off Thompson Bridge Road, runs Slaughterhouse Creek, a narrow, babbling stream that empties into a Lake Lanier cove.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program teaches officers how to handle aggressive dogs

Flipping through a series of dog pictures, David Jones asks the room of officers attending an Aug. 10 training program what the dog is telling them.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Sinkholes have Georgia’s attention

Georgia sinkholes may not spread to house-swallowing size - like ones that have opened up in Florida in recent years - but the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't just dismiss them as random acts of nature.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


University starts classes with new offerings at Gainesville campus

The University of North Georgia is offering new bachelor's degree programs for the new school year at its Gainesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services office has new manager

A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Families learn about the history of Georgia railroads

August 17, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Class Notes: Hall County seeks veterans for honorary diplomas

The Hall County School District is seeking to issue honorary high school diplomas to veterans of foreign wars who weren't able to complete high school because of their military service.

August 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Helen shooting victim identified as Houston woman

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to conduct pay study

Gainesville officials are embarking on a pay study to determine if workers' wages and benefits are competitive with similar-sized governments and private sector job equivalents.

August 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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