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Municipal governments blast property tax plan

The Georgia Municipal Association dared to say the GREAT plan is not just a bad plan, but it is no plan at all.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'God help him': Teen gets life in prison

Saying she had few options, a judge sentenced a Gainesville teenager to life in prison Thursday in the 2006 shooting death of a restaurant worker.

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


First phase plans revealed for Smithgall Woodland Garden

Schaal's first major garden at the site is the Enchanting Woodland Garden and includes two thematic trails, celebrating the elements of wind and sky.

October 30, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DOT lane shift scheduled for today

The Georgia Department of Transportation is not planning to close any lanes this week, but a lane shift is scheduled for Thursday.

October 29, 2007 | | Local


'Hello from Home': We want to hear from soldiers, their families

In years past, the only way military servicemen and servicewomen overseas could stay in touch with home was through letters, an occasional phone call or maybe a glimpse of the crowd at a Bob Hope USO show. Today, the Web can bring us together as a single community like no other time in our history. Now we'd like to use it to connect our soldiers with the folks back home.

October 29, 2007 | | Local


Wet weather helps slow evaporation from Lake Lanier

It's no gully-washer, but any rain is better than none at all.

According to the National Weather Service, Gainesville received .83 inches of rain between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, based on the gauge at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod honored

Gainesville native and cartoonist Jack Elrod will be honored this week for his work on a long-running comic strip that educates readers about wilderness and conservation.

October 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


La Nina will persist through winter, spring

Moderate to strong La Nina systems are anticipated this winter and climatologists are predicting a higher probability for a drier and warmer winter in North Georgia.

State Climatologist David Stooksbury said in a press conference today at the University of Georgia that this time next year, drought conditions are likely to remain similar to North Georgia's current "exceptional drought" status, causing negative agricultural and hydrological impacts.

October 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Health, wellness expo targets diabetes, obesity

About 1,200 people took the time Wednesday to get a little smarter about their health.

October 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville, Hall school systems add features to Web sites

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems have made some recent adjustments to their Web sites.

October 29, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Poultry industry faces drought challenge

Top executives of the Georgia Poultry Federation met privately Wednesday with representatives of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to discuss with the city of Gainesville the possible impact of a 10 percent reduction in water use announced Tuesday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

October 29, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville council heads for the hills to discuss controversial tax plan

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Council members will travel to Helen today for the Georgia Municipal Association's District 2 meeting.

October 29, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Letter from mother of murder victim Victor 'Charlie' Gallegos-De La Rosa

The following is the complete text of a letter written by the mother of murder victim Victor "Charlie" Gallegos-De La Rosa and read aloud in court during Thursday's sentencing hearing for Chaz Stringer, the teen convicted of killing the 29-year-old restaurant worker during an attempted armed robbery. The letter, written in May 2007, came from Durango, Mexico, and was addressed to the Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney. It was translated by a court interpreter.

October 29, 2007 | | Local


Cagle, Richardson want more reservoirs

ATLANTA - President Bush dispatched his Interior secretary and other top officials Thursday to meet with the governors of Alabama and Georgia as the region descended deeper into a drought.

October 29, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Schools promote conservation through public service announcements

GAINESVILLE - Dropping lake levels have resulted in rising opportunities to teach water conservation at area schools - and beyond.

October 29, 2007 | Jeff Gill | 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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