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Arrest near Murrayville school prompts lockdown

The arrest of a former Dawson County sheriff's investigator near Lanier Elementary School on Friday prompted an evacuation of the playground and a lockdown of the school.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Councilman to challenge Braselton mayor in fall

BRASELTON - Braselton councilman Ralph Richardson Jr. announced this week that he will run for mayor in the town's Nov. 3 election.

April 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Hopewell Christian Academy students pay grocery bills for random J&J customers

As she made her way through the aisles of J&J Foods on Jesse Jewell Parkway, Elma Blackwell didn't realize she was about to get a surprise.

April 23, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Parents plant trees as memorial to infant son

One Gainesville family will plant a pomegranate tree this Arbor Day as a way to honor their son's short life.

April 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County declares April as Donate Life Month

The Hall County Board of Commissioners declared April as Donate Life Month in Hall County at its Thursday board meeting.

April 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Warm weather to usher in springtime events

After unexpected snowfalls and flooding rains, Thursday's sunshine was a welcome change - one that hopefully is here to stay.

April 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood man hoping for less taxing rezoning category

OAKWOOD - Dean Reed can't blame a business for not wanting to build during the bad recession, but he isn't up for paying more in taxes either.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic stalled after truck flips on I-85 near Chateau Elan

BRASELTON - An accident involving a car transport trailer Thursday morning had traffic backed up for hours on Interstate 85 near Chateau Elan.

April 23, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Agencies make sales pitch for Gainesville tax dollars

Six agencies that are funded partly with city tax dollars presented their funding requests Thursday for next fiscal year to the Gainesville City Council.

April 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Supreme Court reins in police searches of automobiles

A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week will affect law enforcement procedures across the nation after the court strongly limited what had been a commonplace practice of police officers searching cars after arrests in traffic stops.

April 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County OKs alcohol for catered events at Clarks Bridge Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage catering at the Clarks Bridge rowing venue.

April 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps to release more water from Lake Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release additional water down the Chattahoochee River, as a rainy winter has raised Lake Lanier to its highest level since August 2007.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storm alert continues for Northeast Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather alert for thunderstorms in Hall, White, Banks, Lumpkin and Union counties through 7:15 p.m.

At 6:22 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Clevelandl, moving southeast at 20 mph. The storm has the potential to produce pea-sized hail, 40 mph winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning, along with heavy downpours.

April 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas leak snarls traffic on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County

An apparent gas leak is slowing rush-hour traffic along Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County, authorities say.

April 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Local


Mobile home fire out in Murrayville

Hall County firefighters have put out a fire at a doublewide mobile home off Thompson Bridge Road in Murrayville.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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