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Candidates campaign for school board seat

The days of campaigning for the Gainesville City Board of Education Ward 5 seat are winding down for political newcomers Eric Oliver and Sammy Smith.

Both are out making last-minute voter contacts as the Tuesday election to replace incumbent Frank Harben, who is not seeking re-election, draws near.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wife says accused dog killer “obsessed” with Vick

A Gainesville man charged with drowning one dog in a toilet and stabbing to death another collected news clippings of disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, according to court testimony.

November 05, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Course teaches Latinos about U.S. education

When Yolanda De Jesus came to the United States, she didn't know anything about the country's education system.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


2007 Marketplace will aid imaging center for women

On Halloween, a group of dedicated volunteers spent the entire day putting up Christmas decorations.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Wells run dry at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Lions and tigers and bears ... and no water.

That's the problem at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal sanctuary near Dahlonega.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood officials surprised by schools’ demographics

Oakwood city officials will consider student demographics more intensely as residential growth continues in the city, City Manager Stan Brown told the Hall County Board of Education on Tuesday.

The assurance came after the board produced statistics that show the number of Hispanic and "economically disadvantaged" students has risen dramatically in elementary school districts that include property in Oakwood city limits.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin talks about drought

DAHLONEGA - During a community open house on Tuesday afternoon, Larry Krull voiced a question that has been on everyone's mind.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Halloween generally safe for kids

Don't be spooked by Halloween.

Oct. 31, thanks largely to attentive parents and drivers, has been a safe day in recent years for Hall County kids, and most children across the country.

November 04, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


288 days of water: Tests show deep water in lake is easily treatable

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water samples collected more than 125 feet below the current surface of Lake Lanier have been tested and shown to be easily treated to good drinking quality.

November 04, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New school raises plans for old

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Parents and teachers have given overwhelming support for a proposed new World Languages Academy in South Hall.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Several generations continue tradition of making jack-o’-lanterns

GAINESVILLE - In some families, newborn members have their names inscribed in the family Bible. But descendants of Robert and Marrell Smith get a pumpkin carved in their honor.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville fire captain named interim chief

Fire Captain Jon Canada will serve as Gainesville's interim fire chief, city officials announced today.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton election preview

HOSCHTON -- Preparing for growth is the primary issue in the Nov. 6 election's only contested city council race, and both candidates tout strict standards for future development.

November 03, 2007 | By Nikki Young nyoung@clickthepaper.com | Local


Bienvenidos: West Hall High welcomes back partially paralyzed student

Ben Hildebrant returned to classes Monday morning at West Hall High School, nearly three months after a diving accident left him partially paralyzed.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restrictions stop White Co. from selling extra water

Imagine this scenario: You've got an ample supply of a product that lots of people need, but the government is restricting how much of it you can sell.

November 03, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Collins on downed Malaysian jet: ‘World deserves answers’

Northeast Georgians weighed in Friday to the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukrainian airspace.

July 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Driver in fatal June wreck tested positive for meth

A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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