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Department of Natural Resources rule would protect events on Lake Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering a rule change that would close a loophole in the Georgia Boat Safety Act.

"We consider this simply a housekeeping measure," said Lt. Col. Homer Bryson, assistant chief of law enforcement for the department. "For us, it would clear up any legal issues that may come up."

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H Club rolls out green carpet for awards event

In an evening in which the honored walked a green carpet instead of a red one, Hall County 4-H Club recognized Monday those who participated in project achievement throughout the 2007-08 school year.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Ike likely won’t help Lake Lanier, but later thunderstorms could

If Lake Lanier's level creeps up at all this week, the credit would belong to regular summer thunderstorm activity and not any kind of storm system coming from the tropics.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Recruiting on for Judicial Citizen Review Panel

The Hall County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers for the Judicial Citizen Review Panel.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood residents oppose development plans

OAKWOOD - Several residents of the Chestnut Hills subdivision spoke out Monday night against a proposed 12,000-square-foot shopping center.

"I believe it's going to have a severe negative impact on this subdivision," resident Patti Davis told Oakwood City Council.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A hard road to hoe in Lula

One Lula neighborhood has found itself in a tight spot.

September 10, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Little Sprouts’ consignment sale helps community and kids

OAKWOOD -- An Oakwood church's sale of children's items this weekend benefits children beyond those who get clothing or toys at a discount price.

September 10, 2008 | By Megan Gill | Local


Downtown businesses come and go around the square

The downtown square of Gainesville was once the center of the city's retail business. Today, despite a major face-lift and other planned redevelopment nearby, the downtown business district continues to struggle to find a new identity.

September 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Will fall bring beautiful foliage or just a dud?

With the first day of autumn just two weeks away, the question hovers in the air: When will the leaves start to change, and how colorful will they be this year?

September 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville has a backup for water, if needed

Gainesville water officials say that the city's water system would be able to survive a situation like the one Dahlonega currently faces after one of its water filters collapsed without warning last week.

Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said Gainesville's water system, which has two water plants and redundant filtration systems, has room for error.

September 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials: Activities down for local gangs

To local law enforcement, Charles Douglas Graham represents the most violent and troubling era of Hall County's street gang activity.

September 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia likely won’t feel effects from Hurricane Ike

As Hurricane Ike churns its way toward the Gulf of Mexico, there seems to be little chance that Northeast Georgia has anything to worry about.

September 10, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Sharing puppy and kitten love

After her first day of Critter Crew at the Humane Society of Hall County, Grace McNeilly, 9, had already made up her mind about her future.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue appoints Dawson chairman to state council

Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Four charged with trafficking meth in Hall

Four people were charged with methamphetamine trafficking in three incidents this week in Hall County, including one that authorities say involved a couple bringing an infant to a drug deal.

August 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


SafeKids plans bike helmet giveaway in Clermont

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County will host a bike helmet giveaway for kids ages 5-10 from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall County Sheriff's Office North Precinct in Clermont.

August 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces 4 people

An apartment fire Thursday night in Gainesville displaced four people, according to the Gainesville Fire Department.

August 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Boy hit by vehicle and dies in Commerce

An 8-year-old boy riding a bicycle Wednesday in Commerce died after being hit by a vehicle, according to authorities.

August 08, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: Dismiss State Bar complaint

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Flowery Branch water rates to go up 10 percent

August 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Retired Gainesville police major clashed with chief

The retirement of Maj. Paul Sherman from the Gainesville Police Department in January, less than two years after being promoted to No. 2 in command, appears to have been the result of infighting and reveals growing concerns about employee morale, according to documents obtained by The Times.

August 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smokey Bear’s icon brought to Smithsonian

August 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


A year after ATV accident, teen returns to school

August 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bus incident puts minor dent in first day of school

A Gainesville City Schools bus was involved in a minor accident Thursday afternoon outside New Holland Core Knowledge Academy at the intersection of Barn Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local




Ag commissioner: Diverse poultry market will soften Russian ban’s blow

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said he's "saddened" by Russia placing a one-year ban on U.S. food imports but believes the move could backfire, with Russian consumers being the ones hurt the most.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers determine depth of Gainesville sinkhole

Heavy digging has started on a Gainesville sinkhole that workers have determined is 22 feet deep.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Schools gear up for students' arrival

From students to principals to bus drivers, everyone has had a busy week preparing for the first day of school, which is today in the Gainesville district and Friday in Hall County.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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