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New South Hall elementary maps released

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is set to hear from the public on proposed new attendance boundary lines in South Hall County.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times takes you on a three-day 'Journey to Vietnam'

Beginning Sunday, The Times takes you on a three-day "Journey to Vietnam."

December 11, 2007 | | Local


Peachtree Doors to close Gainesville plant

Peachtree Doors announced Thursday that it would be closing its Gainesville plant on Ramsey Road and moving the production to a facility in Park Fall, Wis.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Zell pens history of Young Harris, signs copies of new book today

When Zell Miller calls, there is no doubt who is on the line. The former governor and U.S. senator once described his own mountain twang as "flavored by the Blue Ridge" and "more barbed wire than honeysuckle."

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Grant to boost library’s space for teens

While libraries offer many programs for children and families, they sometimes struggle to reach the teenage crowd.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hard work is the teacher at 3D Life

The Christmas spirit lives year round at the Three Dimensional Life regeneration home on Old Cornelia Highway.

November 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Forum on drought to offer information

A public meeting is scheduled Tuesday night to help people understand and cope with Georgia's drought. But if you want to sound off about who's to blame for Lake Lanier's record low level, you're better off writing a letter to the editor.

November 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Slaying suspect described as ‘creepy’

Growing up in Maryland, he was the polite, friendly neighborhood kid. In high school, he was the unruly, black-attired outcast. In Gainesville, he was regarded as a creepy stranger, and later, a jailhouse troublemaker.

November 29, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville will pay to save water

Gainesville's public utilities department has discovered one way to get people to save water: Offer them money. The department is expanding a program to give credits on water bills for installing water-saving plumbing devices.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Baptist Seminary growing its ministry

In a small, white church off Cleveland Highway, students assemble twice a week to take the various courses that will earn them a degree in theology.

A ministry of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gainesville Baptist Seminary and Bible College has continued to grow since it began in 1991.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire puts family out of Winder Highway home

A fire at a home on Winder Highway created a traffic jam late Friday afternoon. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the call came in about 4:30 p.m. for the fire at a single story, 1,500 square-foot wood frame home at 4240 Winder Highway. The house was being rented by Israel Dino and was home to Dino, his wife and young daughter.

November 28, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Workshop teaches students about World War II

Ten Gainesville youth took a step back in time on Friday as they learned what life was like during World War II.

"It would be pretty scary and tough" to be a kid growing up in the midst of a war, said 11-year-old Jordan Banks, a student at Davis Middle School.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hispanics now one-third of Hall students

Hispanics have long dominated the student population in Gainesville city schools, but the ethnic group is quickly becoming a predominant group in Hall County schools as well.

November 28, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bargain blitz kicks off holiday shopping season

Drake Shurtleff's shopping experience began at 8 a.m. Thursday. While many were awaiting a platter of turkey, Shurtleff was awaiting the opening of Best Buy electronics store on Dawsonville Highway.

November 28, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Drought may halt growth

Developers already promised water will not be left high and dry, though Gainesville has resolved to curb new development in an effort to cut water use.

The city is working to cut its water use to 15.82 million gallons per day, but has not quite reached the state-mandated target.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


3rd annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party closes out summer

Area dogs and their owners gathered at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Sunday for some fun in the water at the third annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party. Dogs of all sizes splashed around in the pool throughout the afternoon and competed in contests like best game of fetch and best tricks. The canine pool party, sponsored by Gainesville's parks and recreation department, is held each year after the pool closes for the season.

September 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire survivor to speak at United Way event

John O'Leary survived burns to his entire body, and will tell his story of survival and redemption Thursday to the United Way of Hall County.

September 07, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Habitat home will go to a hero

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Wintergreen Court was experiencing something unusual for a small, unassuming neighborhood in Flowery Branch: gridlock.

September 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Horseless rodeo: No saddle sores from this roundup

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8452 inaugural Horseless Rodeo on Saturday on the Riverside campus in Gainesville. The event gathered 60 contestants and about 150 spectators, and raised more than $3,000 to help veterans and their families.

September 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year

September 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pay at crux of Gainesville police morale issues

In the wake of Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly's sudden resignation Aug. 29 following an inquiry into his leadership by city management, it became clear morale among officers had bottomed out.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Albertson chosen as Times executive editor

Keith Albertson, managing editor of The Times since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive editor of the news organization.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area hoofers Dance for a Cause for fun, charity

Sporting a boombox on her shoulder, Katie Dubnik kicked off a night of "Dancing for a Cause," moving quickly to the sounds of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This."

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Speed blamed for motorcycle wreck that kills 2

The Georgia State Patrol said speed was the main factor in the death of two motorcyclists in an accident on Ga. 365 this morning.

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Revised Hall County tax notices going out soon

Lakefront property owners protesting the new assessments on the value of their homes along Lake Lanier have been waiting and waiting for their appeals to be heard.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gillsville accepting bids on downtown project

Gillsville is hoping it can finally launch a downtown transportation improvements plan featuring new sidewalks and pedestrian lighting along busy Ga. 52.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ethics agency chief placed on leave following fine

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was placed on administrative leave with pay Friday, two days after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 06, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


DOT work could back up I-985 traffic

Motorists could see "large backups" next week as trees are trimmed on Interstate 985, Georgia Department of Transportation district spokeswoman Teri Pope said.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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