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Dahlonega brushes off other city’s gold claim

The cities of Dahlonega and Villa Rica remain in dispute about who claims the first discovery of gold, but officials in both areas are shrugging off the discussion.

July 16, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall park is a bird haven

Williams Mill Greenspace Park in South Hall has been certified as a wildlife sanctuary by the Atlanta Audubon Society.

July 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville aims to boost utility fees

Gainesville City Council is poised to vote to change assorted fees related to stream monitoring, water and sewer testing and taps, among other utility services.

July 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Moonwalk Memories | Apollo history

The Apollo Program began before the first American was launched into space. In July, 1960, NASA announced that a program to fly Astronauts around the moon would follow the planned Mercury program, but with President Kennedy's famous speech on May 25, 1961, the focus on the Apollo missions shifted to a lunar landing and came into sharper focus with the concrete goal of achieving this before the decade's end.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Unemployment claims continue to climb

As jobless rates and unemployment claims climb each month, state labor officials are searching for a turnaround.

July 15, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vandals deface 14 Hall school buses

Fourteen Hall County school buses were vandalized Tuesday night at Johnson High School, school officials said Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Keith Albertson jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; kalbertson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brenau welcomes hundreds of teachers for conference

Brenau University's College of Education is hosting the Early Childhood Constructivist Institute conference this week and about 20 free spots remain for interested Georgia teachers.

July 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall chamber has ‘A Great Story to Tell’

As bad news abounds, The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is rallying the community to share their great stories with a new marketing initiative.

July 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County murder trial continues

CLEVELAND - Unsigned divorce papers sat on a table a few feet away from where a White County 911 dispatcher was found dead from gunshot wounds in the home of her estranged husband last year, an investigator testified in court Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County manager on paid leave after DUI arrest

CLEVELAND - White County Manager Alton Brown remains on paid administrative leave after a weekend DUI arrest as county commissioners continue to look into the case.

Meanwhile, commissioners gave White County Sheriff Neal Walden a handgun for safekeeping during a closed-door meeting at the county courthouse Wednesday to discuss Brown's arrest.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cycling, music fans unite

For cycling fans, it's like getting to see a NASCAR race in your own backyard, James Lowe says, with the added excitement of rock 'n' roll.

July 15, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Economy is filling up Gainesville’s Good News shelter

Homelessness in Georgia has dropped, a federal report said last week, but Gainesville shelters are packed more than ever.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Home Development to administer federal housing grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in a special called meeting Tuesday to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall, Gainesville miss 100 percent AYP by one school each

Official "Adequate Yearly Progress" results show all but one Hall County school and one Gainesville school met AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Change coming to immigration enforcement

Federal homeland security officials are revamping a local-federal immigration enforcement program with new guidelines, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic doesn't expect a lot of immediate changes in how his agency processes people in jail who are in the country illegally.

July 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Retired lake manager recalled as passionate about Lanier

Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper's idea to set up campground housing for Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces three people

An adult and two children were displaced Tuesday by a fire at the Atlanta Street Apartments in Gainesville, according to the city fire department.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seize $100,000 of meth in Gainesville arrest

After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a predetermined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local schools make state list for high progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspects chased by Hall deputies face burglary, traffic charges

The two home invasion suspects pursued Monday by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have been charged with burglary and numerous traffic offenses, officials said.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


White Sulphur Road railroad crossing closed today

White Sulphur Road will be closed today at the railroad crossing between Pine Valley Road and Crescent Drive.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Processing of dock permits restarts today

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications after 8:30 a.m. today for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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