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Earth Hour: Lights out to conserve energy

Tonight, millions of people worldwide will turn off their lights for an hour, to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency.

March 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall’s STAR student advances to state banquet

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson will advance to the state STAR student banquet on April 22 in Atlanta.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More than two inches of rain has fallen; more on the way

More than two inches of rain has fallen on Northeast Georgia since Wednesday, and the heaviest rainfall still may be a day away.

March 27, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Our annual Progress edition

On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.

In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.

March 27, 2009 | | Local


Secretary of State Handel files to run for governor

Secretary of State Karen Handel has filed the official paperwork to raise money in a bid for governor in 2010.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Journey of faith leads to mountain college

Southern Baptist leaders flocked to Truett-McConnell College to celebrate the inauguration of the Cleveland college's eighth president.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Charlie Company honored at send-off celebration

Supporters filled the Gainesville Civic Center's ballroom Thursday for a rousing send-off of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan.

March 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Falcons pros, kids team up to deliver food for Meals on Wheels

Although Hugh Dorsey has lunch delivered to his home every weekday, Thursday's visit was a bit different, so he dressed for the occasion.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State may alter I-85 HOV lanes

DULUTH - In two years, the high occupancy lane on Interstate 85 may legally be open to all drivers, not just carpoolers.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rabbittown to ring in Easter early with Saturday parade

Easter is coming up April 12, but before that comes the Rabbittown Easter Parade.

March 26, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Attorney disclosure effort fails with commission

A motion to have the county's attorneys disclose any potential conflicts of interest was voted down at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Norton: Area’s strengths help us to survive

A Gainesville real estate executive told members of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce that the area holds a number of advantages when it comes to both attracting growth and recovering from the downturn in housing.

March 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Saturday bass tourney to benefit March of Dimes

Organizers of American Proteins' annual March of Dimes bass tournament are hoping the possible rainy weather won't keep the fish from biting or the fishermen at home.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State College names new vice president

A nationwide search for Gainesville State College's new vice president for academic affairs has led to a University of Illinois administrator.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | 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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