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Interim elections chief oversees first vote

This is the time of year Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter always looks forward to.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Newtown Florist Club celebrates anniversary

Dr. Charles Steele, left, and Dexter Wimbish chat before entering the Gainesville Civic Center ballroom Saturday night for the Newtown Florist Club's 57th anniversary banquet. Steele, the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was the evening's keynote speaker. The theme for the banquet was "Examining New Frontiers: Community Organizing in Georgia's Changing Political Landscape."

November 01, 2007 | | Local


College volleyball: Golden Tigers top Brewton Parker

The Brenau University volleyball team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference match since 2003 on Saturday, dropping Brewton Parker 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 20-28).

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Voters, bring your photo IDs to polls

If you're heading to the polls this week for early voting, make sure you bring photo identification.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Three candidates named for Jackson county manager seat

After a second search for candidates, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has named three finalists for the position of county manager.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown, former Stephens County Administrator Darrell Hampton and former Upson County Manager Bob Zellner are the candidates. The commission must wait at least 14 days before making a decision, by law.

November 01, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Gainesville Youth Football League brings kids together

"This is your Super Bowl," Randy Wilhite shouted to his twin sons playing for the West Hall Junior Trojans in the Big Red Bowl.

The bowl, which took place all day Saturday at Gainesville's City Park stadium, is a Georgia Youth Football League tradition that includes eight teams from the league and eight that play for Hall County. The teams range from midget league to major league and are scheduled to play each other at random. This was the sixth year of the Big Red Bowl in Gainesville.

November 01, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Fire fighters, dive team adjust to drought's impact

GAINESVILLE -- The drought has changed the dynamic of emergency services, but it has yet to threaten any agency's ability to serve the public, officials say.

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier Islands looking to add parks

BUFORD -- The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority voted Friday to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow three public use areas on Lake Lanier to become part of the lease on Lake Lanier Islands.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State honors four Hall schools

Four Hall County schools are among some 250 schools statewide receiving awards for student achievement and academic improvement, state officials announced Friday.

North Hall High, Lula Elementary, Chestatee High and West Hall Middle schools are being recognized based on 2006-2007 performance on state curriculum assessments, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests or Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

October 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting at Ridgecrest Apartments injures one

Gainesville police made an arrest soon after a shooting Friday night that left a teenager wounded with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Ridgecrest Apartment complex off Cleveland Highway behind the Wild Horse Saloon. Police said a 16-year-old male was shot once in the arm.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia law on dangerous dogs

ARTICLE IV. DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS

October 31, 2007 | | Local


Pit bull owner required to pony up $250 in 15 days to appeal a ‘dangerous dog’ citation

After biting a UPS delivery driver on Oct. 12, all the freedom Kellie McAlister's Pit bull "Cheech" used to enjoy went up in smoke.

McAlister said the loss of Cheech's freedoms is the result of a freak accident, and Cheech is being punished because she can't afford to pay for an appeal to Animal Control's decision that classified Cheech a "dangerous dog."

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Buford Dam protest a washout

BUFORD -- It wasn't what Patrick Callaghan had in mind.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier's ‘Go Fish’ tourney is a no-go

With Lake Lanier now down 15 feet and dim prospects for a quick recovery, it came as no surprise Thursday when officials with the Professional Anglers Association pulled the plug on their planned fishing tournament.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake cleanup a sweeping success

It was sort of like trick-or-treating, but it happened a month early. And instead of candy, they got trash. Lots and lots of it.

That pretty much sums up the Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep lake cleanup, which took place Sept. 29. The event drew more than 1,300 volunteers and hauled in a whopping 42 tons of trash and Styrofoam.

October 31, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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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


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


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