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Fans approve of alternative fuels at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON - When the flag flew Saturday morning for the start of the 11th Annual Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta's signature race went green in more ways than one.

October 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Economy has frozen some residential developments in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The sign says that Starboard Townhomes will be available in the spring of 2006.

October 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thrifty shoppers descend on Junior League sale

Bargain-hunters by the hundreds - some 900 in the first hour alone - packed the Georgia Mountains Center Saturday morning for the Junior League's annual Harvest Thrift Sale.

October 08, 2008 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


See you at Petit Le Mans

Some 100,000 people are expected to converge on Road Atlanta in Braselton this morning for the 11th running of the Petit Le Mans, a mini version of France's 24 hours of Le Mans. The race starts at 11:15 a.m. and usually goes about 10 hours.

Though the race includes a international cadre of competitors and fans, local favorite Johnny O'Connell of Flowery Branch will be competing again this year.

October 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bush OKs historic $700 billion bailout

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and his six fellow House Republicans from Georgia were not swayed by arm-twisting and steadfastly voted against a historic $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday.

October 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Motorsports resort proposed in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Golf resorts haven't fared well in recent months in Dawson County, but developers hope a new concept in country club living will motor past the competition.

Jeremy Porter, a Forsyth County resident and longtime racing enthusiast, has submitted plans to develop a motorsports country club in Dawsonville.

October 07, 2008 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Wells Fargo to buy Wachovia; Citigroup objects

NEW YORK --Wachovia says it agreed to be acquired by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. But Citigroup now demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal to buy Wachovia's banking operations.

October 07, 2008 | | Local


Former Jefferson police chief appeals certification loss

Former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn has appealed the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council's decision to revoke his peace officer certification, according to officials from the council.

October 07, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Fun run for wounded Hall deputy on Saturday

Colleagues of a Hall County deputy who was seriously wounded in the line of duty are expected to be among those who turn out for Saturday's 5K "fun run and bike ride" fundraiser in his honor.

October 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools to hold hearing about tuition

A possible tuition increase for out-of-district Gainesville school students will be the focus of a public hearing Saturday. The Gainesville school board finance committee will hold the first of three hearings to field citizen comments on whether tuition should be raised from $450. Currently, students who live outside Gainesville city limits are allowed to attend schools within the city system if the space is available.

October 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Starting Sunday: Are Latinos leaving the area?

For years, our area has seen a dramatic increase in the population of Latinos, many of them coming here illegally because of plentiful job opportunities.

October 07, 2008 | | Local


Demolishing house won't HALT recovery programs

For nearly 30 years, more than a thousand men and women have come through the doors of the old brick house that neighbors Gainesville's First Baptist Church, hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

October 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New boat registration system is under way

In part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system, the new boat registration system went live Wednesday on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division Web site at www.georgiawildlife.com.

October 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pools close for the morning at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

The 10-lane competition pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center will be closed Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a scheduled swim meet, according to a news release from the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.

The pool will be open to the public again by 1 p.m.

October 07, 2008 | | Local


Race fans shouldn’t fret over fuel

Georgia's gas crunch may have subsided just soon enough for thousands of visitors pouring into Hall County this weekend.

October 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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