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Cultures unite at Christmas concert

At Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Christmas is not defined by skin color, language or nationality.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Low lake level's effect on fishing good - for now

As the level of Lake Lanier keeps dropping lower, it's like fishing in a goldfish bowl.

December 13, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday meetings scheduled for city, county school boards

Both local school boards will be meeting Monday night, one discussing drug screening and the other talking about adding an athletic director position.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Let your love shine

The holidays are a time to remember those we love, and those whom we've lost.

December 13, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Unidos:2 tongues, one goal

On one side of the hallway, kindergartners are taught science and social studies lessons in Spanish.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


4-H horse show a first ride for many

Wearing a helmet and western shirt, 7-year-old Dakari Oliver guided the Shetland pony named May through a figure eight as his mother looked on anxiously during Saturday's horse show at the Chicopee Agricultural Center.

"She did good," the small, bespectacled boy said afterward of his equally pint-sized steed, as he proudly showed off the green and white ribbons he won.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Store employee stabbed in robbery

An employee of a Gainesville convenience store was recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed in the side during a Saturday morning robbery, police said.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Labor department to help Peachtree Doors workers

The state labor commissioner said Friday that his department will provide assistance to workers who will lose their jobs at Peachtree Doors in Gainesville.

December 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch to finalize tax plan

As Flowery Branch prepares for Wednesday's vote to finalize the city's tax allocation district plan, Oakwood begins its planning process Monday for the city's tax allocation district plan.

Although both Oakwood and Flowery Branch voters approved each city's TAD referendum on Sept. 18, Flowery Branch is slightly farther along in drafting the redevelopment plan.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teen girl pleads guilty in sex case

Fearing the remote possibility of a life prison sentence, a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty this week to charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at the Laurelwood mental health treatment facility.

December 12, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Heaven: North Hall reaches state semifinals in Dome

After 10 regular-season victories and three home playoff wins, the North Hall High football team is ready to take its act on the road.

December 12, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


Club to honor ex-leader

The members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will honor their former leader Sunday and have invited the public to join in the celebration.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School mourns beloved teacher

The death of an esteemed English teacher has cast a shadow over a school that gets its name from the Cherokee word for "place of light."

Susan Jean Crawford, a 57-year-old Chestatee High School teacher, died Tuesday night after battling a brief illness. Bill Thompson, principal of Chestatee High, said Crawford had not been at school for about two weeks. She had checked into a hospital for pain caused by an infection, and she "never did come back," Thompson said.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall property taxes due Monday

To all the procrastinators in Hall County: Monday is the last day to pay property taxes before late fees kick in.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin celebrates 175 years

Lumpkin County officials and residents will gather in front of one of Georgia's oldest courthouses on Monday with a birthday cake and candles to celebrate the county's 175th birthday.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | 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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