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Hundreds of North Hall High School Trojans filled the stands of the North Hall gym Thursday evening, screaming, cheering and praying in celebration of the school's advancement to the Class AAA state semifinals.

The pep rally starred the football players, a review of the season's best plays, a congratulatory video message from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and, of course, the cheerleaders and Marching Trojans.

December 18, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Body found off Georgia Avenue

The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier cleanup set for Saturday: Tons of trash surfacing because of drought

Some pretty obscure brands of beer are surfacing on the shores of Lake Lanier these days.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau gives awards for service, support

GAINESVILLE - Brenau University on Thursday awarded Dixie Ramsey for her lifetime of service to the university and Regions Financial Corp. for ongoing leadership in supporting Brenau and other community organizations.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Suspected gang member arrested

A drug suspect struck a tree stump and a fire hydrant in a stolen SUV while fleeing authorities Thursday, according to sheriff's officials.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday excess keeps heart docs busy

Of all the things that could ruin your holidays, suffering a heart attack would have to be near the top of the list.

December 17, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gang suspects charged in residential burglaries

Three suspected gang members were charged in a pair of residential burglaries in the Maple Forge subdivision in which more than $20,000 in property was stolen, police said Wednesday.

December 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Education department says it's not responsible for teen's suicide

The Georgia Department of Education should not be held liable for the death of a 13-year-old boy who used a rope to hang himself at a Gainesville school for emotionally disturbed children, a lawyer argued Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

December 17, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch unleashed? Tax allocation district could revamp city

Flowery Branch City Council approved the creation of its first tax allocation district Wednesday morning with a 4-1 vote.

December 17, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville official: Residents helped cut water use

GAINESVILLE - The director of Gainesville's public utilities department is pleased with the city's efforts to conserve water.

December 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Seniors honored for volunteering

Older volunteers in Northeast Georgia donated the equivalent of $373,000 in time to various community activities through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in fiscal year 2006.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Bike race will roll through: Hall has two stops on Tour de Georgia

Hall County will have two stops on the 2008 Tour de Georgia, which will take place April 21 through 27.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One man's rivalry: Former North Hall football player is assistant principal at Cairo High

David McCurry is assistant principal at Cairo High School. His daughter, Lindsay is a senior cheerleader for the Syrupmakers.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Housing change at North Georgia: All students to live on campus; men can bypass Corps of Cadets

Men living on campus at North Georgia College & State University no longer have to be members of the Corps of Cadets.

December 16, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to buy jail from Hall County: Lease could generate $18 million for Hall

Gainesville officials passed a resolution Tuesday night that may have secured the city's purchase of the former Hall County Detention Center.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Cleveland man dies in crash

A Cleveland man died in a traffic accident Friday night in North Hall County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools consider bus partnership with Gainesville Connection

Ashley Bell wants to improve student achievement in Gainesville schools, and he thinks the local bus system can help.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Applications open for Hall charter schools, programs of choice

The application process for programs of choice and charter schools in Hall County is now open for high school and middle school.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Memorial event recognizes the loss of a child

Families and friends who have lost a child may remember their little one in a candlelight ceremony this week.

October 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ahaluna Heights residents ready to challenge proposed development

Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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