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Three in county make U.S. News & World Report's top high school list

Three Hall County high schools made the U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools 2008" report.

December 15, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools might drug test nonathletes, middle-schoolers

Drug screening in Hall County schools may not be just for athletes anymore.

December 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Big bikes, big hearts

A pack of 150 leather-clad motorcyclists thundered from Buford to Gainesville on Sunday afternoon to deliver toys to the Chattahoochee Baptist Association's Secret Santa project.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Green Street gets merry

Thousands of people crowded the streets of downtown Gainesville Sunday evening for the seventh annual Christmas on Green Street celebration.

December 14, 2007 | By Biana Bruno bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cultures unite at Christmas concert

At Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Christmas is not defined by skin color, language or nationality.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Low lake level's effect on fishing good - for now

As the level of Lake Lanier keeps dropping lower, it's like fishing in a goldfish bowl.

December 13, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday meetings scheduled for city, county school boards

Both local school boards will be meeting Monday night, one discussing drug screening and the other talking about adding an athletic director position.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Let your love shine

The holidays are a time to remember those we love, and those whom we've lost.

December 13, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Unidos:2 tongues, one goal

On one side of the hallway, kindergartners are taught science and social studies lessons in Spanish.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


4-H horse show a first ride for many

Wearing a helmet and western shirt, 7-year-old Dakari Oliver guided the Shetland pony named May through a figure eight as his mother looked on anxiously during Saturday's horse show at the Chicopee Agricultural Center.

"She did good," the small, bespectacled boy said afterward of his equally pint-sized steed, as he proudly showed off the green and white ribbons he won.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Store employee stabbed in robbery

An employee of a Gainesville convenience store was recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed in the side during a Saturday morning robbery, police said.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Green Heaven: North Hall reaches state semifinals in Dome

After 10 regular-season victories and three home playoff wins, the North Hall High football team is ready to take its act on the road.

December 12, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


Club to honor ex-leader

The members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will honor their former leader Sunday and have invited the public to join in the celebration.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School mourns beloved teacher

The death of an esteemed English teacher has cast a shadow over a school that gets its name from the Cherokee word for "place of light."

Susan Jean Crawford, a 57-year-old Chestatee High School teacher, died Tuesday night after battling a brief illness. Bill Thompson, principal of Chestatee High, said Crawford had not been at school for about two weeks. She had checked into a hospital for pain caused by an infection, and she "never did come back," Thompson said.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall property taxes due Monday

To all the procrastinators in Hall County: Monday is the last day to pay property taxes before late fees kick in.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


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Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




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