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Cumming to extend intake pipes in effort to reach water

If the water will not come to the pipe, the pipe will come to the water.

At least that is the stance the city of Cumming took after the level in Lake Lanier dropped too low for it to withdraw water from the shallower of its two intake pipes, which was supplying one-third of the city's water.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lane closures planned at Exit 16

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane at a time Monday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to work on the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road at Exit 16 off Interstate 985.

Crews will be trying to wrap up work that had been expected to be completed last week, said Teri Pope, DOT communications officer.

November 15, 2007 | | Local


Sheriff: Suspects linked to 50 local burglaries

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

November 14, 2007 | Allison Jackson | Local


Florida backs away from water deal

WASHINGTON -- The state of Florida on Friday backed away from a temporary truce brokered by the Bush administration to help settle a long-standing water war, now heightened by an ongoing drought, involving Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

November 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans The Associated Press | Local


Full slate of veterans events set

Several events are planned throughout the upcoming weekend to honor Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday. Veterans Day programs are scheduled for Sunday in Dawsonville and Monday in Gainesville.

November 14, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall’s YMCA branching out

The Hall County YMCA is getting a new name.

Beginning Jan. 1, the organization will be called the Georgia Mountains YMCA, serving communities across Northeast Georgia.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Caped hero urges kids to conserve water

GAINESVILLE -- Captain Conservation, Gainesville's water-saving superhero, swept into Lanier Elementary School on Friday hoping to defeat his arch enemy, the water waster.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Horse track owner found not guilty in betting operation

Last year, when dozens of law enforcement officials raided Vincente Escandon's farm off Three Bridges Road near Gillsville, they were convinced they had busted a major horse-racing gambling operation.

This week, a Hall County jury needed more convincing.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Move from old jail complete

For folks who saw a caravan of cop cars with flashing blue lights stopping traffic along the Queen City Parkway/Candler Road corridor this week: No, the president wasn't in town.

Rather, it was part of the transfer of more than 500 inmates from the old Hall County jail to the new jail, which was completed Thursday night in an operation that was both high-alert and hush-hush.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Veterans get a schoolhouse salute

Wauka Mountain Elementary School held a "Walk of Honor" for military veterans Friday, with students cheering and waving flags as veterans, many in uniform, passed by them down school hallways.

November 14, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Internet safety videos unveiled at Lakeview Academy

A group of Lakeview Academy high school students talked to Lakeview middle schoolers Thursday morning about Internet safety.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sweet, free rides: County sheriff’s office wins Harley, Gainesville police Dodge Magnum

Sometimes it helps to be lucky and good.

November 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New school board member ‘puzzled’ by Ballowe letter

Gainesville City Board of Education member-elect Sammy Smith said Thursday he was surprised and "simply puzzled" by a letter sent by Superintendent Steven Ballowe responding to one of his campaign mailers.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T says it's business as usual despite sale

In today's economic climate, any news about banks changing ownership is likely to spark questions and concerns. Last week's announcement that GB&T Bancshares was being sold to SunTrust was no exception.

November 13, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW Post 8452 shows off new digs Saturday

Military veterans and civilians are invited to a grand opening for the new home of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Saturday.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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