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Once again, Gainesville parks agency named best in state

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department and one of its volunteers were recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's annual conference last week.

November 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pastors, Perdue to pray for rain

God knows we're dry.

November 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Remembering our veterans: War stories fill air during ceremony

Joe Wood was sworn into the U.S. Army on Dec. 31, 1942.

November 17, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Oakwood: We don’t need Hall’s OK for sewer deal

The Oakwood City Council met Monday evening and voted to pass an amendment on the city's contract with Braselton that will allow the two cities to connect their sewer systems without requiring approval by Hall County authorities.

November 17, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Student aims to prevent infection

GAINESVILLE - An East Hall High School senior is getting an inside look at one of the biggest scares of the day - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterial skin infection that is difficult to treat.

November 17, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigation into costly fire ruled accidental, handed to insurance company

The Sunday fire that caused nearly $1 million in damage at the Gainesville Truck Center is now believed to have been caused by a piece of floor cleaning equipment.

November 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Truck center fire causes $1 million worth of damage

It took seven fire engine companies and about 25 firefighters to extinguish a blaze Sunday afternoon at the Gainesville Truck Center on Athens Highway.

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a call received at 3:57 p.m. A Hall County deputy called in the fire after spotting the smoke, which was visible from Athens Highway.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Veterans Day: Dawsonville festivities draw 600

At least 300 war veterans, marching band members and color guards paraded through downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon in honor of the city's 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Ex-servicemen help close Northeast Georgia History Center's World War II exhibit

As the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday brought an end to its long-running World War II exhibit, military veterans from throughout the region gathered to remember.

November 16, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Drawing strength to fight: Community comes together to support young cancer patient Drake Hollander

GAINESVILLE - Drake Hollander was a fun-loving, sports-obsessed sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School. But on Oct. 12, he became something else: a cancer patient.

November 15, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Turn books into bucks at library's 'roadshow'

GAINESVILLE - Nestled between worn paperbacks and dust-covered yearbooks, there could be hidden treasure sitting on your shelf.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


One month later, has ban helped?

The city of Gainesville reduced its water use for the month of October, thanks mainly to the level four drought restrictions which included a total outdoor watering ban.

But how does this reduction measure up to previous Octobers?

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Moving day at the jail

It's 2:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the aging Hall County Detention Center on Main Street. Moving day.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two brothers, one war

The twin Roberts brothers are like bookends in Hall County's World War II story.

November 15, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW has new place to call home

Joe T. Wood Sr. was around for the opening of the first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452 in Gainesville, and he made a point of showing up for the newest opening -- even if meant being late for a University of Georgia football game.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Power outage affected Green Street area

Power was restored by 3:30 p.m. Friday to most customers in the Green Street and Park Hill Drive areas of Gainesville.

September 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Morale rises after interim police chief takes over

Morale appears to be on the upswing at the Gainesville Police Department in the week since Chief Brian Kelly resigned, according to sources inside the force.

September 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Avenue Neighborhood Watch seeks more people

With only six people in attendance, a major theme of the first Neighborhood Watch meeting for West Avenue was getting more people to attend.

September 05, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Area disabled residents want better services

People with disabilities in the Gainesville area expressed a desire for better quality services and support at a meeting Thursday with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.

September 05, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Federal investigators examine faulty firetruck

Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were in Hall County on Thursday to look at the truck that caused severe injuries to three firefighters, according to county officials.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG among fittest colleges in US

The wealth of opportunities to stay fit at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus has landed the school on a list of fittest colleges in the U.S.

September 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


To our readers: Our apology for late deliveries

Due to a variety of unexpected issues, many of our subscribers have received their home delivered copies of The Times late this week, in some cases hours later than normal.

September 04, 2014 | | Local


GSP: Witness says man was drinking just before fatal wreck

Alcohol may have played a role in a Wednesday night fatal wreck in Oakwood, with one witness telling authorities that she had seen the driver drinking earlier at a nearby restaurant.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator describes jealousy as possible motive in apartment shooting

The suspect in the Atlanta Street Apartments shooting last month may have become upset over possible infidelity, a Gainesville police investigator said Thursday morning.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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