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Hall county fire department gets kid friendly gadget

Hall County Fire Services recently was awarded a $5,000 Heritage Grant through the Fireman's Fund and Papa John's Pizza, which was used to purchase "Buzz E. Smoke Alarm", a robot smoke detector that talks, sings and changes expressions as he talks to kids about fire safety.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Oyster business might go bust

Tommy Ward's family has been in the oyster business on Apalachicola Bay for half a century. His company, Buddy Ward & Son, is named for his late father, who started the enterprise in 1957.

November 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Scouts help thirsty animals

The owner of a wild animal park near Dahlonega says he's grateful to everyone who came to his aid after the park ran out of water last week.

November 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fire destroys family's home

A young family of four lost their home and belongings early this morning in a fire on C. Loggins Road.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect in Suwanee bank robbery arrested in Flowery Branch

Hall County SWAT team members arrested a suspect in a Tuesday bank robbery in Suwanee this morning in Flowery Branch, officials said.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


City to reduce water withdrawal

And so a new wave of watering restrictions washes over Gainesville.

The Gainesville City Council approved a resolution that tightened the already taut watering restrictions Tuesday night at its first council meeting of November.

November 11, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Northeast Georgia under freeze warning

GAINESVILLE - Already feeling nostalgic about that August heat wave?

November 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Smith elected to Gainesville school board

Few contested races on the ballots resulted in light turnout for Tuesday's elections across Hall County in an off-cycle election year.

With most races uncontested, the highest turnout was in Flowery Branch, at around 21 percent. Turnout in Gainesville was below 4 percent for the City Council and school board races there.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rehabilitation agency helps with job search

It's a golden moment in a parents' life - when their child steps out into the world and gets a job.

November 10, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Land swap could mean new building for Boys & Girls Clubs

The Hall County school board is looking at a land swap that would enable the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County to build a 25,000-square-foot center next to Lyman Hall Elementary School.

November 10, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local races go to polls today

GAINESVILLE - Election Day is here.

November 10, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


For Drew Atha, it’s punt, pass, kick, win

Forty young athletes took the field at the Georgia Dome Sunday morning to compete in the Team Championship level of the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick challenge - and 9-year-old Gainesville native Drew Atha took home first place for his age group.

November 10, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drought makes homes vulnerable

Do you get a sinking feeling whenever you think about the drought? Maybe it's not your imagination.

In some parts of the Southeast, extreme drought has made house foundations more vulnerable to sinking, cracking and leaking. The problem is occurring mostly in areas that have clay soils.

November 10, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County planning board: Junkyard request moving forward

After delaying Gregg Kettyle's request to rezone 7.9 acres of property for an auto repair and junkyard business, the Hall County planning board on Monday recommended that the project be approved.

November 10, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Perdue drops lawsuit against corps

ATLANTA -- The three-state battle over water made scarce by the severe drought gripping the Southeast is moving out of the courtroom. At least for now.

November 10, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local


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Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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


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