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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


INK's family day puts priority on play

In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration.

The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins.

November 23, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Pioneering educator still wields influence

BY JEFF GILL

November 23, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A 26-year-old Gainesville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60 near the Silverwood subdivision in Hall County. Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident at about 3 a.m. According to the accident report, Adrian Harper, 26, lost control of his vehicle, collided with an embankment and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Harper was not wearing a seat belt, and officials are unsure what caused the wreck. It is unknown at this point if alcohol was involved. Officials are investigating the incident.

November 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Co-directors aim to help people with disabilities

GAINESVILLE - A local organization serving young adults with disabilities has two new co-directors dedicated to improving their quality of life.

In September, Brad Whitmire and Margie Sinclair joined the staff of Our Neighbor Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to give independence to young adults with physical disabilities.

November 23, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire destroys home in Flowery Branch

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Overby Road in Flowery Branch. Audra Thompson and her 11-year-old daughter were home when the fire began in the garage. Hall County Fire Capt. Scott Cagle said the fire was possibly caused because of combustible items located too closely to the gas water heater. The home is valued at $175,000, and the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. No one was injured in the blaze.

November 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier flirts with new low

As a record-setting drought continues to bake Northeast Georgia, Lake Lanier's water level on Sunday neared its lowest since it began filling up more than 50 years ago.

November 23, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Holiday bells ring for a good cause

It seems like they're everywhere. They stand outside in the cold at shopping malls and grocery stores, ringing, ringing, ringing those little bells as passersby toss coins into the red kettle.

November 23, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A garden without water?

It may come as a surprise to some gardeners that a drought-tolerant landscape does not have to be a yard filled with silk flowers and cactuses.

November 23, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Masonic Lodge celebrates milestone

There are 150 reasons why the Gainesville Masonic Lodge was chosen as this year's Lodge of the Year.

November 22, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A new kind of savings for Mathis

If James Mathis Sr. puts his mind to something, there's a pretty decent chance it's going to happen.

November 22, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pump prices affecting garages

Folks just aren't flocking to Danny Hammock's auto repair shop for maintenance before the big Thanksgiving travel week like they used to. The service department at Hardman Pontiac Buick GMC hasn't seen a pick-up in routine check-ups this year, either.

November 22, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier on brink of record low water level

The final answer to "how low can it go?" still may be a long time in coming for Lake Lanier, even as the water level inches closer to the previous record set in 1981.

November 22, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


STDs on rise in Georgia

GAINESVILLE - How do you solve a problem when nobody wants to talk about it?

November 22, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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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


Cause of Friday’s power outage still being determined

About 625 customers in the Green Street and Park Hill Drive areas of Gainesville were without power for a period of time Friday afternoon.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Businesses get boost during First Fridays on the square

Some downtown Gainesville businesses see a surge in traffic and sales on the first Friday each month, according to local business owners and managers.

September 06, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

September 06, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times Regional Staff | Local


Safety officers will remember 9/11 with Thursday memorial

Gainesville police and fire personnel will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a public memorial service Thursday morning.

September 06, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


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