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Hall County nixes annexation lawsuit against Oakwood

Hall County commissioners voted on Thursday to drop a lawsuit against Oakwood over land annexation.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Hall sheriff's office honored for traffic, safety work

The Hall County Sheriff's Office recently received national recognition for its efforts in traffic and highway safety enforcement.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch subdivision residents worry about more development

Several residents of the Sterling on the Lake subdivision voiced concerns at the Flowery Branch public hearing on Thursday regarding the community developer's application to rezone tracts of land within the residential area, which may lead to more commercial and residential development.

October 30, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Protest planned for Saturday morning at Buford dam

Patrick Callaghan could be dammed if he does, dammed if he doesn't.

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville to crack down on water violators

The city of Gainesville will soon stop warning watering ban violators of their transgressions.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Schools may finish water conservation ads by Thanksgiving

Gainesville and Hall County school officials announced Thursday plans to turn the discussion on the area's drought into a classroom exercise to teach water conservation.

October 30, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Municipal governments blast property tax plan

The Georgia Municipal Association dared to say the GREAT plan is not just a bad plan, but it is no plan at all.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

'God help him': Teen gets life in prison

Saying she had few options, a judge sentenced a Gainesville teenager to life in prison Thursday in the 2006 shooting death of a restaurant worker.

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

First phase plans revealed for Smithgall Woodland Garden

Schaal's first major garden at the site is the Enchanting Woodland Garden and includes two thematic trails, celebrating the elements of wind and sky.

October 30, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

DOT lane shift scheduled for today

The Georgia Department of Transportation is not planning to close any lanes this week, but a lane shift is scheduled for Thursday.

October 29, 2007 | | Local

'Hello from Home': We want to hear from soldiers, their families

In years past, the only way military servicemen and servicewomen overseas could stay in touch with home was through letters, an occasional phone call or maybe a glimpse of the crowd at a Bob Hope USO show. Today, the Web can bring us together as a single community like no other time in our history. Now we'd like to use it to connect our soldiers with the folks back home.

October 29, 2007 | | Local

Wet weather helps slow evaporation from Lake Lanier

It's no gully-washer, but any rain is better than none at all.

According to the National Weather Service, Gainesville received .83 inches of rain between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, based on the gauge at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod honored

Gainesville native and cartoonist Jack Elrod will be honored this week for his work on a long-running comic strip that educates readers about wilderness and conservation.

October 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

La Nina will persist through winter, spring

Moderate to strong La Nina systems are anticipated this winter and climatologists are predicting a higher probability for a drier and warmer winter in North Georgia.

State Climatologist David Stooksbury said in a press conference today at the University of Georgia that this time next year, drought conditions are likely to remain similar to North Georgia's current "exceptional drought" status, causing negative agricultural and hydrological impacts.

October 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Health, wellness expo targets diabetes, obesity

About 1,200 people took the time Wednesday to get a little smarter about their health.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

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Safety officers will remember 9/11 with Thursday memorial

Gainesville police and fire personnel will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a public memorial service Thursday morning.

September 06, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local

Power outage affected Green Street area

Power was restored by 3:30 p.m. Friday to most customers in the Green Street and Park Hill Drive areas of Gainesville.

September 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Morale rises after interim police chief takes over

Morale appears to be on the upswing at the Gainesville Police Department in the week since Chief Brian Kelly resigned, according to sources inside the force.

September 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

West Avenue Neighborhood Watch seeks more people

With only six people in attendance, a major theme of the first Neighborhood Watch meeting for West Avenue was getting more people to attend.

September 05, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Area disabled residents want better services

People with disabilities in the Gainesville area expressed a desire for better quality services and support at a meeting Thursday with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.

September 05, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Federal investigators examine faulty firetruck

Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were in Hall County on Thursday to look at the truck that caused severe injuries to three firefighters, according to county officials.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

UNG among fittest colleges in US

The wealth of opportunities to stay fit at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus has landed the school on a list of fittest colleges in the U.S.

September 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

To our readers: Our apology for late deliveries

Due to a variety of unexpected issues, many of our subscribers have received their home delivered copies of The Times late this week, in some cases hours later than normal.

September 04, 2014 | | Local

GSP: Witness says man was drinking just before fatal wreck

Alcohol may have played a role in a Wednesday night fatal wreck in Oakwood, with one witness telling authorities that she had seen the driver drinking earlier at a nearby restaurant.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Investigator describes jealousy as possible motive in apartment shooting

The suspect in the Atlanta Street Apartments shooting last month may have become upset over possible infidelity, a Gainesville police investigator said Thursday morning.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Holiday Marina patrons spot body of drowning victim

The drowning victim authorities have been searching for since Monday has been found.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Meals on Wheels is hungry for volunteers

A small picnic basket of food and the effort behind it has renewed Mattie Carol Lee's faith in humanity.

"You guys have been great," she said, the first stop on Meals on Wheels' route 8. "You've taken a load off me."

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Storm brings heavy rains

A strong thunderstorm Wednesday evening in Hall County has led to a flash flood warning and some sporadic power outages in South Hall, according to Scott Cagle, fire marshal and deputy Emergency Management Agency director.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local

Search for woman cut short by weather

Authorities continued their search Wednesday but still have not found the victim of a possible drowning reported Monday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Affordable Care Act: Health insurance deadline nears

Americans covered by health insurance through the federal exchange have until Friday to provide missing information or they will lose coverage Sept. 30.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

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