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Judges thank retiring director of animal control, Rick Phillips, for years of service

The accolades continued Thursday for retiring Hall County Animal Control

April 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lake owners, Florida doubt corps’ Lanier plan

The proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an interim operating agreement on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system was met with lukewarm enthusiasm by the president of the Lake Lanier Association.

"At least the corps is listening," said Jackie Joseph, who heads the advocacy group. "Of course this is going to have to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and I assume we may hit a roadblock."

April 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Budget hearings: Administrators say prison work camp needs big fixes

The warden of Hall County's Correctional Institution spent much of Wednesday morning justifying his request for more than $3 million at the third round of county budget hearings.

April 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Catholics from St. Michael church are going to see Pope Benedict

About 25 people from St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville will travel to New York today to attend one of the first papal ceremonies with Pope Benedict XVI in the United States.

April 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


2-year-old burn victim flown to Ohio hospital

A 2-year-old Gainesville girl was flown from Grady Memorial Hospital to a specialized hospital in Ohio for young burn victims Wednesday.

April 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with raping teens during psychotherapy sessions

A Gainesville man is being held in the Gwinnett County jail on charges that he raped two female teenagers during psychotherapy sessions at his former Lawrenceville home.

April 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County schools see fewer SPLOST dollars

A much lower-than-projected monthly revenue check has Hall County school officials concerned that a weakening economy might be taking a toll on its vaunted 1-cent sales tax program.

April 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group from St. Michael Catholic Church will see pope, attend Mass at Yankee Stadium

A group of Gainesville Catholics are on their way to worship with Pope Benedict XVI during his first trip to the United States since he was named the head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2005.

The group, about 26 members of St. Michael Catholic Church, are headed to New York to attend a papal Mass Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

April 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville manufacturer Stork Gamco nominated for award by Lanier Tech

ATLANTA - A Gainesville firm was among the regional nominees at the annual Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon.

Stork Gamco, a maker of automated poultry processing equipment, was nominated by Lanier Technical College.

April 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty, faces death penalty in Hoschton murder, arson

JEFFERSON - The man who faces the death

April 28, 2008 | Nikki Young | Local


Area officials shocked, saddened by Evans' resignation

Hours after Mike Evans announced his resignation, many area officials who lobbied hard to keep him on the state Department of Transportation Board for five more years say they are shocked at his decision to leave - especially after such a hard-fought battle only three months ago.

April 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville parks restoration right on schedule

Gainesville's director of Parks and Recreation reports that two park restoration projects are on schedule and should be ready for enjoyment by September.

April 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Evans: Relationship with Abraham began after vote

ATLANTA - Nearly three months after he survived one of the toughest political battles in state history, State Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans resigned Thursday over another battle, this one of the heart.

April 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Act 3: Lanier Centre has become a Holiday Inn

For the third time in its history, a downtown Gainesville hotel has assumed a new franchise.

April 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fuel, health insurance costs plague Hall County budget

Hall County budget reviews consistently revealed one problem Tuesday - rising fuel and health insurance costs are forcing county departments to cut costs elsewhere, which may result in smaller raises for employees in the upcoming year.

April 27, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Schools consider bus partnership with Gainesville Connection

Ashley Bell wants to improve student achievement in Gainesville schools, and he thinks the local bus system can help.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Applications open for Hall charter schools, programs of choice

The application process for programs of choice and charter schools in Hall County is now open for high school and middle school.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Memorial event recognizes the loss of a child

Families and friends who have lost a child may remember their little one in a candlelight ceremony this week.

October 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ahaluna Heights residents ready to challenge proposed development

Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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


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