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Gainesville close to reaching water use goal

GAINESVILLE - Officials in Gainesville's public utilities department are keeping a close watch on the city's water use.

November 25, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Shelter serves up turkey, candy, coats for homeless

Come one, come all to the Good News at Noon annual Thanksgiving dinner.

November 25, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


They treated employee like 'daughter,' then were minus $550,000

When Braselton real estate developers Jay and Susan Bullock hired Michelle Sanchez to manage their company's books nine years ago, they quickly took under their wings the young Brenau University graduate whose parents had died.

November 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1,052.42 feet (and dropping): Community gives ideas, places blame

GAINESVILLE - When you're talking about a lake that covers more than 38,000 acres and can hold 362 billion gallons of water, what difference does it make if the lake level drops an inch or two?

November 25, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


EPA: Gainesville treats its water well

Michael West is a man with spiked hair who drives a big blue Harley.

November 25, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula motorcyclist killed in collision with tractor-trailer

A Lula man driving a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ga. 365 early this morning, authorities said.

November 25, 2007 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man leaves lake authority for properties commission

Kevin Clark, who was named in July as executive director of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as interim state property officer and director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tri-state legal battle over water on hold — for now

The legal wrangling over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama appears to be at a truce for the moment.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville High grad and Pentagon official says Air Force must modernize

The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.

November 24, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Upcoming rain won't break the drought

With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Corps to decide next month on further flow reductions

Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City schools want to delay projects

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.

November 24, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commander takes reins at Hall County jail

Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.

November 24, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood keeps on growing: Planning board approves more land to be annexed

The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.

November 24, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lake Lanier at record low and still dropping

As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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2 hurt in wreck on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth

Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision Tuesday along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Dentistry offers pleasant experience for kids

When dental hygienist Margaret Conrad arrives at work in the morning, she's not greeted by the quiet beige walls and elevator music of a typical dentist's office. Instead she hears upbeat pop tunes and sees a colorful mural of life under the sea.

July 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire rating may lower insurance in Hall County

An improved insurance rating for Hall County Fire Services could spell financial relief for some residents, according to county officials.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


TV 18 funding causes confusion

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Gainesville last week to continue splitting the cost of operating the local government channel, TV 18.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fifth lesson: Breaststroke practice ends in disappointment

The first class of my second week of taking adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center was more of a sink than a swim.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garth Brooks reveals tour info to Gainesville man

After a weekend of anticipation, Andy Roberts finally got a call from Garth Brooks announcing the first stop on his worldwide tour.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Junior League distributes food at new location

Junior League of Gainesville and Hall County continues to help local families by providing food to the needy, but the group's move to a new office location stalled growth with a low turnout at last month's distribution.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considers road project agreement

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an agreement with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority about constructing a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open for property development.

July 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Longstreet Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Longstreet Society held a volunteer work day Saturday to clean up the grounds and do minor repairs to the Piedmont Hotel for the society's 20th anniversary.

July 14, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: School board meetings in Gainesville to change venue

Starting July 21, Gainesville's regular Board of Education meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal center on Queen City Parkway.

July 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth planning new parks on Lanier

July 14, 2014 | By Megan Reed Times regional staff | Local


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