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Lake keeps dropping as Fay’s rain fades into past

It appears that Fay has faded.

September 27, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Community center may be delayed

The Hall County Board of Commissioners could delay the construction of the Mulberry Creek Community Center in South Hall following discussion among commissioners at Monday's work session.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Congressman Deal says House could vote on bailout by Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, is back in Washington, where the House is expected to vote this week on an amorphous government plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt.

September 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mormons to help clean up Flowery Branch on Oct. 18

Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann is taking part in a citywide cleanup, but the town he's focusing on is some 13 miles outside the city limits.

September 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local kids Punt, Pass & Kick for NFL glory

Gainesville Parks and Recreation and Hall County Parks and Leisure Services hosted the 2008 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Sunday at East Hall Park.

September 26, 2008 | Megan Gill news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customer panic saps gas supply as state probes price gouging

After receiving a morning shipment of gasoline, a cashier at the QuikTrip on E.E. Butler Parkway said there was no way the convenience store would run short on fuel Monday.

September 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools offer reward for info about vandals

Like two sides taking turns in a football game, vandals are striking back and forth at rival schools Gainesville High and North Hall, with the last acts taking place Sunday morning at GHS.

September 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riding along with Hall’s handcuff unit

Deputies Travis Turner and Keenan Storey always are out looking for someone.

September 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Train hits truck left on railroad tracks

Oakwood police are investigating an incident Sunday morning in which a train plowed into an unoccupied truck left on railroad tracks that run through the small South Hall town.

September 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


So long summer, welcome fall: A Saturday of celebrations

The final Saturday of summer brought clear sunny skies but a slight chill of fall to Northeast Georgia.

September 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Meet your government: Cartographer gives county maps a boost

Cartography, or the art of mapmaking, has been around for hundreds of years.

September 25, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motorcyclist in stable condition at Atlanta hospital

A motorcycle driver is in stable condition at an Atlanta hospital after a Saturday evening wreck in Lumpkin County.

September 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chinese classes part of schools' new world focus

Until recently, the only Chinese many Hall County students understood likely was read from a take-out menu.

September 25, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: Hall takes steps to ensure residents can get dose of flu vaccine

There's no excuse for not getting a flu shot this year.

September 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Winder man killed in motorcycle wreck

Georgia State Patrol has identified the man killed in a Saturday motorcycle wreck as Christopher Todd Childers, 44, of Winder.

September 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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