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Corps cuts back on Lake Lanier water releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced the amount of water it releases from Lake Lanier.

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Blairsville man to be on TVA's board of directors

The U.S. Senate voted early Friday to confirm the appointment of Thomas Gilliland of Blairsville to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Daughters of the American Revolution awards Gene Beckstein with Medal of Honor for service

For the past 19 years, Gene Beckstein has fed the hungry, sheltered the cold and led drug addicts to the grace of God.

And on Thursday, the local Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him the organization's most prestigious honor, the DAR Medal of Honor.

March 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man charged in stepson's beating

A Gainesville man has been charged in an assault on his 3-year-old stepson that left the boy in critical condition.

March 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Running from the pounds

More than 1,500 people have been training for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's "Get Fit Stay Fit" 5K run/walk, scheduled for Thursday evening at Riverside Military Academy.

March 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration

Colleagues applaud as Kerstin Crawford, left, of Jack Waldrip Real Estate, walks forward to collect her award for Real Estate Agent of the Year at the Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration lunch Wednesday at Chattahoochee Country Club.

March 24, 2008 | | Local


Another crisis to survive

Rosa Hightower sifted though the soot-stained and waterlogged remains of her apartment Wednesday, looking to salvage what she could from a devastating apartment fire.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rwandan official brings message of peace to Gainesville State

Former Rwandan government official Joseph Sebarenzi may have grown up in a culture of violence, but it is a message of peace that he is preaching to America now.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Human remains found in woods

A city worker found skeletal human remains in a wooded area behind the Gainesville water department Thursday, police said.

Gainesville police Sgt. Johnny Ray said the remains were found at about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Pine and Summit streets, close to a cell phone tower at 504 Summit St.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County group to visit Clayton dual-language school

GAINESVILLE - About 25 parents, teachers and Hall County school system administrators plan to spend Friday at the state's first public charter school to offer students instruction of state-mandated curriculum in two languages.

March 24, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defendant’s tattoos not off-limits

Members of the news media reporting on the death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will not be prohibited from describing Dickie's tattoos, a judge has ruled.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber showcase gives businesses chance to show off products

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce offered a little something for everyone Thursday, from a daylong Business Showcase to an auction that evening, but the focus was clearly on networking.

About 80 booths displaying the products and services of local businesses and nonprofit agencies, small and large, were set up at the Georgia Mountains Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Display booths ranged from local art galleries, printers, gardeners, banks and restaurants to assisted-living facilities.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Commission: Retirement plan under review

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks proposed Thursday that the Hall County Board of Commissioners take a closer look at a retirement plan that may prompt more than 60 county employees to retire before June 30 in order to receive the full benefits of their original plan.

Commissioners unanimously approved the motion to request Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler to research the details of the county's two different retirement plans.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Chamber of Commerce showcase gives community a look at local businesses

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Showcase today to feature the businesses and economic resources of Hall County.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council members want ability to prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

The preference would require a change to the city's ordinances that could occur as soon as April.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Document shredding event slated for Friday

The Times and Document Destruction Services will combine for a document shredding event Friday to benefit Hall County Relay for Life.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 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


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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