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Helen’s new bridge opens for holiday walkers

Although many construction projects tend to run over schedule, there's at least one in Helen that took less time to complete than expected.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students cap off another year

The last school bell for the 2008-09 school year has rung and it's time to blare the rock anthem "School's Out."

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall area

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall.

May 22, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Half-brother indicted in death

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree limb was indicted by a Hall County grand jury this week.

May 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Program helps uncover students’ talents

The first six graduates of Hall County schools' Project SEARCH program were recognized Thursday for their completion of a 27-week internship program.

May 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New post office annex set to open

BRASELTON - Despite having two post offices within a mile of each other, the Braselton/Hoschton area will have another U.S. Postal Service facility.

May 21, 2009 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Law enforcement urge caution for holiday travelers

Summer months are synonymous with weekend getaways, especially when the weekends end with a holiday like Memorial Day.

May 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


JAKES Day at ag center teaches ‘baby turkeys’ about the outdoors

Hall County Parks and Leisure is gearing up for Saturday's annual JAKES Day, which invites kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safe Kids offers awards at annual banquet

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.

The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps: Water release in basin will have ‘minimal impact’

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Youth groups place flags to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch to cut budget through furloughs

FLOWERY BRANCH - In creating a balanced budget, the Flowery Branch City Council approved several measures that will directly affect city employees.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall's price tag mounting for Glades Reservoir

With the delay of a draft environmental impact statement, costs continue mounting with no end in sight for the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 week left to vote early in runoff

With one week of advance voting left, more than 1,000 Hall County voters have cast ballots in the runoff set for July 22.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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