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Shore Sweep marks 20th year

When the annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood checking businesses for stormwater discharge

Now's the time for Oakwood businesses to make sure their property is free of litter and spills.

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


If you're living with AIDS, you are not alone

It was in the dark of winter in 1991 when a bright-eyed social worker gave Robin Hale the news that he had tested positive for HIV.

October 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


SPLOST results can be slow to show

Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shortage of gas is hurting stations

M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.

October 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton celebrates scarecrows with a festival

HOSCHTON - Scarecrows and people mingled Friday and today in Hoschton for the city's 34th annual fall festival.

October 01, 2008 | By KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER | Local


Separate wrecks kill man, woman

Two people died Thursday night from injuries sustained in separate wrecks.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after shooting neighbor’s dog

A 50-pound dog is expected to recover after being shot Thursday by his owner's neighbor in a northwestern Forsyth subdivision.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years in kidnapping case

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Assault trial alleges witness tampering

A Gainesville man with a long history with local law enforcement was convicted Friday of an armed home invasion burglary, despite the victims' reluctance to point him out in court.

Prosecutors said that reluctance may have stemmed from efforts by the defendant to influence their testimony.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2008 tax bills on their way to a home near you

It's that time of year again.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The fishing's great, and today it's free

If you like the great outdoors, thank a hunter or a fisherman.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning could mean new Flowery Branch hotel

Another hotel in Flowery Branch?

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Short gas supplies won't nip North Georgians' travel bug

Gasoline may be in short supply, but that isn't changing people's plans to travel this weekend and filling up their tanks in preparation, according to AAA.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Local doctor prepares for third tour in Iraq

At age 59, Dr. Philip Marler is being deployed to Iraq for the third time.

October 01, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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