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Despite rain, lake still hurts

Above-normal rains this month mean for the last 90 days or so, Gainesville hasn't been in a drought.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


L.A. Waters Scholarship program growing

Lee Waters would surely be proud.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Home Expo draws hundreds

At least one exhibitor at Saturday's Home Expo believes reports of the death of the home industry - at least locally - have been greatly exaggerated.

"The illusion that the market is dead is erroneous. People are just shopping smarter," said Jim Lawson, Builder's First Source representative.

March 05, 2008 | By Bianca Brunco bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clark out of prison, wanted divorce

Lisa Clark wanted to divorce the 15-year-old boy she conceived a child with prior to pleading guilty to statutory rape, and claimed from prison that the guardians who took custody of the newborn while she served her sentence were "trying to take my child," according to motions she filed with a Hall County judge.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County schools to dispose of suspect beef

GAINESVILLE -- Hall County schools now is feeling the effects of the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


What can you buy for $270 million?

Daniel Brooks of Montgomery, Ala., said he doesn't really plan on winning $270 million in the Mega Millions lottery game, and has not considered what he would do with it.

March 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pentagon to highlight Moss’ story on TV

OAKWOOD -- The Pentagon Channel spent nearly a day at West Hall High School last week researching a story about Army Spc. Channing Moss, who survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack two years ago while serving in Afghanistan.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle representative hears local concerns

An hour before his scheduled starting time, Dennis Pitts had visitors waiting to see him.

March 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ A single player has won the grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing.

Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Friday night's drawing - worth $270 million - was sold in Portal, which is west of Statesboro in east Georgia.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Where have all the stars gone?

Your grandfather probably remembers looking up at night and seeing the sky split by a translucent band of white light.

March 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Taking aim in Braselton

BRASELTON - The FBI knows how to make an entrance.

March 05, 2008 | By Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Canada named Gainesville fire chief

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada saw the word "interim" removed from his title Friday, as he was officially named chief of the 75-person, four-station department after a four-month trial run in the role.

March 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man arrested on charge of growing mushrooms

Evan Leon Lee, 24, of Dahlonega was arrested on four felony counts after authorities say they discovered hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana growing in his home at 171 Laurel Circle.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City repairs water main break

Residents in the Longstreet Hills subdivision might have had muddy water when they turned on their taps Friday afternoon.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall JROTC cadet wins regional award

An East Hall High School Navy JROTC cadet has been selected as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet from the six JROTC units in Northeast Georgia.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Ahaluna Heights residents ready to challenge proposed development

Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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