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It’s official: Chicken cook-off is state’s main event

It seems only fitting that the chicken cook-off in the Poultry Capital of the World would be the state's official chicken cooking event.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain helps lake levels spring up

Lake Lanier is reaping the benefits of recent wet weather - including possibly more soaking storms today - but drier weather is ahead that could slow the lake's refilling.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Final call for Homer Easter egg hunt?

HOMER - Carrying brightly colored baskets and running ahead of parents, hundreds of children scampered across the Garrison family's property Sunday hunting for candy eggs.

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New event honors the best in local teachers

Quick - think of your favorite teacher you had in school.

April 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trying to fill a growing need for help

While the federal government is busy trying to stimulate the economy, many local organizations are busy trying to keep those in need afloat until things get better.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Churches step in to offer job guidance

In her role as pastor of Christian education and discipleship, the Rev. Debby Fox generally works on matters such as curriculum for Sunday school classes.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexed areas make jurisdiction clearer, police say

Before the Gainesville Police Department had a chance to lay out the reasons for its desire to have a 0.8-mile stretch of interstate right-of-way in the city limits, Chief Frank Hooper was already on the defensive.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some small towns have a reputation with drivers

Ludowici, the county seat of Long County in Southeast Georgia, has a claim to fame that it would like to shed.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff's deputies: Higher speeds mean more accidents, patrols

Col. Jeff Strickland said the Hall County Sheriff's Office is not in the business of speed traps.

April 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


SPECIAL REPORT: A speed trap's bad rap

A frequent traveler? If so, you've probably had this conversation with someone you know:

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growers see sunny economic forecast

It may be a brighter spring in the gardening business this year.

April 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No Chicken Little, it’s not the sky

Parents and kids, meet the new way to search for Easter eggs: The egg drop.

April 12, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Dawsonville council to vote on motorsports park Monday

DAWSONVILLE - Mayor Joe Lane Cox is pretty certain the Dawsonville City Council will make a decision on the motorsports park at Monday night's meeting.

April 12, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local storms all bark, no bite

A frightening Friday night storm that packed a wallop left behind little visible damage across Northeast Georgia, officials said Saturday.

April 12, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Severe weather knocks out power to nearly 2,000 in Hall

A line of severe storms moved through Northeast Georgia on Friday, leaving more than 2,000 Hall County residents without power.

At least three tornado warnings were issued for Hall County, starting at about 6:15 p.m. During the worst of the storms, pea-sized hail fell in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville schools plan change to attendance policy

Hall and Gainesville schools have similar philosophies on student attendance, but opposite reactions to new attendance guidelines from the state Department of Education.

October 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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