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Feds put Hall, 157 other Georgia counties in disaster status over drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a request for a primary disaster designation for 158 counties, including Hall, based on production losses due to the ongoing drought and excessive temperatures.

December 26, 2008 | From staff, wire reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vacant home fires a ‘sign of the times’

When the smoke cleared after a devastating house fire Dec. 5 on Ridgemont Trace, Gainesville fire investigators had a real mystery on their hands.

Not only were they searching for clues as to how the vacant two-story, three-bedroom home burned, they were searching for an owner. Nearly two weeks later, they still haven't found anyone who will claim the house.

December 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The line for jobs is getting longer

Evelyn Stafford's job with a Christian ministry in Atlanta was cut in July 2007.

Before that, she spent an extensive career as an executive assistant, including a 15-year stint at the highest levels of the Coca-Cola Co., where she accepted a partial job buyout offer in 2000.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lula’s holiday gift: No property taxes, again

Hearing that the Lula City Council decided to eliminate property taxes sounds like a dream to some.

December 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soldier’s wife pleads not guilty to setting fire that killed 2 kids

PADUCAH, Ky. - The wife of a Gainesville soldier has pleaded not guilty to charges of setting a fire that killed her two young children at their home on a Kentucky military base.

December 26, 2008 | From wire reports | Local


Some restaurants want Jefferson to charge less for water taps

JEFFERSON - One size fits all may work for some things, but when it comes to water tap service fees, Jefferson officials have discovered that a more specific payment schedule is needed.

December 26, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow County's Bethlehem gets its postmarks ready for Christmas

BETHLEHEM-The post office in the little town of Bethlehem starts rocking in December with customers from across the state bringing their Christmas cards for the postmark from the town named for the birthplace of Jesus.

December 26, 2008 | BY KATHY BRIDGES Times regional staff | Local


Hall sales tax extension could boost Vision 2030 plans

A vote next year on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax could give a boost to the idea conceived in the Vision 2030 program.

Denise Deal, executive director of the program, told a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce gathering on Wednesday that five of the program's "Big Ideas" are included in some form in the proposed tax referendum, set for March 17.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Streetscape leads Flowery Branch to dip into water funds

FLOWERY BRANCH - A $321,000 grant used to spruce up downtown turned into a project that ended up costing Flowery Branch an additional $166,333, a year-end audit shows.

December 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Challenged Child names J.C. Smith interim executive director

Challenged Child and Friends, a Gainesville center for both disabled children and their nonhandicapped peers, has named an interim executive director.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: This Christmas, cheap is good, free is better

As he listened to the Christmas wishes of children who joined him for a carriage ride around Gainesville's downtown square Thursday evening, Santa Claus did not seem fazed by the troubles of the economy.

December 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall man arrested after standoff with SWAT team

An Oakwood man was arrested Wednesday night after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement officers that began after he reportedly fired numerous rounds from a shotgun from his back porch.

December 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia charter schools earn national recognition

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers presented its first national Improving Policy award to Georgia. Georgia was the only state in the nation chosen for the award.

December 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall will keep investigating fire that made house 'unlivable'

Investigators will return Thursday to the scene of a blaze that damaged 70 percent of a South Hall home Wednesday night.

December 25, 2008 | Michael Hughes | Local


Is the air dirty near your child's school?

Some Hall County school officials were caught off guard last week when they heard about a USA TODAY online report called "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools."

December 24, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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‘Rocky’ spinoff filming soon at old Hall jail

Gainesville soon can add another film to its rapidly growing Hollywood roster.

July 16, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Both sides dig in over Gainesville at-large voting

The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of ...

July 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to ponder homeless camp assault case

Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he ...

July 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Patrol: Armed and dangerous man on the loose

A man authorities believe to be armed and dangerous was still on the loose late Thursday possibly in the north Hall or south Habersham area ...

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gwinnett police seek clues in wreck that killed Hall man

Gwinnett County police are looking for witnesses to determine who was at fault in a rollover crash Tuesday that killed a Flowery Branch man.

July 16, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Body found at Lake Lanier campground

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Police searching for man they say exposed himself in Wilshire Trails Park area

Gainesville police are asking residents to help them find a man they say exposed himself to a woman earlier this month in the Wilshire Trails ...

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools

Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off.

July 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior living community reopens

They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Surgeon scorecard ranks number of complications from elective procedures

Infections, blood clots and misaligned orthopedic devices are among the complications that can arise from common elective procedures, such as hip and knee replacements and ...

July 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge recusal denied in taxi driver slaying case

The motion to have a judge removed from a five-defendant murder case because of an email sent to Drug Court participants was denied July 9.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Witness describes bloody attack of homeless man

A neighbor in "tent city" told a jury Wednesday about seeing her friend's blood pouring "like syrup" as she returned to the homeless encampment.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen charged after string of burglaries, arsons torment South Hall residents

A 16-year-old has been arrested in a string of incidents in South Hall county, after authorities say he was caught on a resident's camera.

July 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG receives $2 million grant to help educate migrant students

Some migrant students in North Georgia will soon have easier access to a college degree, thanks to a $2.1 million grant.

July 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Oakwood seeking to widen road

Oakwood is seeking money to improve Old Oakwood Road in step with nearby Performance Foodservice Milton's plans to build a 521,135-square-foot warehouse.

July 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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