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Commission OKs new South Hall cell tower

Cell phone users in South Hall can now look forward to better service.

February 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Veterans share their stories with Gainesville middle schoolers

History walks and talks at Gainesville Middle School.

February 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff’s office: Man beaten during taco stand robbery

A man was beaten and robbed at a taco stand on Atlanta Highway late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis wants nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award.

The club presents the award annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Regional water planners named

Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson have announced their selections for members of Georgia's regional water planning councils.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Deal: Salmonella scandal will hurt Georgia industry

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told fellow House members that the actions of Peanut Corp. of America could have negative implications for the peanut industry in Georgia, a state that traditionally leads the nation in peanuts.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall storm tears up a few trees, knocks out a little power

Aside from scattered power outages and fallen trees, Hall County sustained little damage when severe storms blew through the area Wednesday afternoon.

February 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Grocer reopens after long absence from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Best Buy Quality Foods is back in business.

February 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson mayor balances growth, business

Mayor Jim Joiner says Jefferson is in a unique situation.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton OKs service deals with Hall, Gwinnett counties

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council held a brief meeting Monday in which it approved one decision affecting Hall County and two involving Gwinnett.

In its executive session, the council authorized Mayor Pat Graham to finalize negotiations and sign the intergovernmental agreement proposed by Hall County. The agreement will recognize that the county is in compliance with House Bill 489 in respect to sewer service provided to areas in South Hall County.

February 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools' budget cuts could eliminate some resource officers

Hall County sheriff's Cpl. Vic Gazaway spends his days on the campus of South Hall Middle School teaching sixth-graders about the dangers of drugs and gangs. He says he acts as both a mentor and a deterrent for kids who are 14 by the time they leave the school.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Financial lawyer insists Midtown driveway easement is permanent

A lawyer for Regions Financial Corp. wants a quick resolution in a lawsuit over coveted property in Gainesville's Midtown district.

February 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


25,000-gallon sewage spill in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch officials discovered Wednesday morning that an equipment malfunction had caused an estimated 25,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a tributary of Lake Lanier.

February 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Road Atlanta may get 30-minute Sunday noise reprieve

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may chop Sunday quiet hours by 30 minutes.

February 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slain teen inspires Humane Society award

Friends and family of a teenager murdered in Forsyth County nearly three years ago are honoring her memory and her love of animals with a Humane Society award.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




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