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Home Town plans to be considered

Although Hall County has undergone staggering growth in recent years, District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell said Monday that North Hall won't see as much development in the near future as originally planned.

December 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Plans don’t please parents: Residents disagree with proposed changes to school districts

FLOWERY BRANCH - They came with different perspectives, but none advocated keeping South Hall school district boundary lines as has been proposed by Hall County school officials.

Riverstone Park was one of the most vocal groups at a public hearing on the proposal Monday night.

December 22, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say former DA not connected to bank robberies

The home of former Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Madison was searched Friday in connection with Dec. 3 bank robberies in McDuffie and Oconee counties.

Madison fit the description of a robber who hit banks in the two counties, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Madison's home in Franklin County on Friday, local officials said.

December 22, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


DOT: I-985 to shift on Thursday

While no lane closures are planned for the week, traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 985 is scheduled to shift over on Thursday. "The old bridge must be demolished," said Teri Pope, Georgia DOT spokeswoman. "We will be opening an additional left turn lane at the southbound exit ramp onto State Route 53. The new left turn lane will open by Thursday too and will allow more traffic to flow onto Mundy Mill from the exit ramp during a green light."

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Fire damages home

Hall County Fire deputies responded to a call about a Lee Street home about 6:30 a.m. Monday and found smoke coming from the home. The fire was extinguished with little water, said Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle. Damage, which amounted to about $2,500, was contained to the bathroom, where the fire started, Cagle said. The fire appeared to have started because a towel was left too close to an electric wall heater, he said.

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Christmas in July? Chestnuts aren’t the only things roasting

BY DEBBIE GILBERT

December 22, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Counties may trade land with US Forest Service

CLAYTON - In a complicated land swap involving five Georgia counties, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed to give up 323 acres of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in exchange for receiving 758 acres of privately owned property.

Dave Jensen, chief ranger for the forest's Chattooga River District, said swapping land is the only way for the federal agency to acquire property it needs.

December 22, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County: Man saves neighbor from fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a camper fire at 2932 Pierce Road Monday at about 8:30 p.m.

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood OKs tax allocation district

The Oakwood City Council unanimously adopted the city's first tax allocation district and redevelopment plan Monday evening that aims to establish a town center.

On Sept. 18, Oakwood voters approved the referendum for the tax district, which is an economic tool currently implemented in cities across the country to spur growth and development in areas of a defined district that are underutilized or underdeveloped.

December 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fans weigh in on Vick sentencing

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson on Monday brought some closure to the almost year-long Michael Vick saga ... at least for 23 months.

December 22, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


FDA may soon set limits on amount of salt in commercial foods

It's the most common food additive in the world. It's in just about everything you eat. And it could kill you.

The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering limits on the amount of salt allowed in commercially prepared foods.

December 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall has a heart for those in need

During the holiday season, families trim Christmas trees, go shopping for gifts and plan dinner parties.

But many other families spend their holidays worrying about debt, struggling to put food on the table and wondering how they will provide a Christmas for their children.

December 21, 2007 | | Local


Record-setting temperatures won't continue

GAINESVILLE - Don't pack away those winter sweaters just yet; the record-setting heat wave is expected to end by the weekend.

December 21, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Faye Bush nominated for national award

At 73, Faye Bush has dedicated 55 years of her life to the environmental justice efforts of the Newtown Florist Club. And now she's receiving a bit of recognition for her service as a semifinalist in the national Volvo for Life Awards.

December 21, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Providing sustenance

DIEN BAN PROVINCE, VIETNAM -- It was supposed to be a trip to rebuild a day care center, but the worst flooding in 42 years made that impossible.

December 21, 2007 | By Robin Michener Nathan and Harris Blackwood rnathan@gainesvilletimes.com | hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall OKs funds to replace faulty firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

CANTON - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Badge and Bar: Two indicted in kidnapping, assault case

Two Gainesville residents have been indicted on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault, accused of dragging the victim into the bathroom of a Gainesville apartment.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinics event to honor volunteers, raise funds

Good News Clinics runs on the work of volunteers, and there are a lot of them - about 40 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, 40 dentists and even more nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and community members.

September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Flowery Branch man indicted in his brother’s Christmas Day death

A Flowery Branch man has been indicted on murder charges for the Christmas Day death of his brother.

September 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall park may open by spring

The sun broke through the clouds just in time to witness the official groundbreaking at Cherokee Bluffs Park.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man cycles across US for pets and vets

Charleston, S.C.-based Neil Grehlinger is cycling approximately 4,000 miles across the U.S. to help match rescue dogs and soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


WomenSource hosts 7th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

For the seventh year, WomenSource played host to its annual Power of the Purse fundraiser, which celebrated women's philanthropy Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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