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War protesters greet Linder's visit to Braselton

BRASELTON -- Though the economy and federal spending dominated a town hall discussion Saturday with U.S. Rep. John Linder, it was the Iraq war that stirred emotions inside and outside the meeting.

May 28, 2008 | By NIKKI YOUNG Times regional staff | Local


Jailer fired after pornography arrest

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has fired a jailer after his arrest on a child pornography charge.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Jennifer Springston

Jennifer Springston has that missionary zeal.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Hannah Allen

Nobody is surprised when the smart kid tells them she plans to become a doctor.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Nicole Bishop

Nicole Bishop is the definition of oxymoron.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Brian Ross

Brian Ross is one of Maranatha Christian Academy's four graduating seniors this May.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Joan Coles

Joan Coles wants to dedicate her life to a field from which most students flee - chemistry.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man dies in wreck after fleeing from Gainesville police

A man who fled from a Gainesville Police patrol officer sustained fatal injuries when his speeding car struck a utility pole near Enota Elementary School late Friday, authorities said.

May 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps of Engineers: No guns in parks, Lake Lanier Islands

It seemed pretty straightforward at first.

On Wednesday, Gov. Perdue signed a law allowing Georgians who have concealed-carry permits to take their guns aboard public transportation, to state parks and to restaurants that serve alcohol.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County School Board to hold public hearing on drug testing

The Hall County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday night to solicit comment about a proposal to expand mandatory, random drugs tests to include students who drive to school.

May 28, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water fight could go to US Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has declined Georgia's petition to reconsider a recent ruling that restricts the state's authority to tap Lake Lanier for more drinking water, leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as Georgia's only avenue for appeal.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DOT to pay $62,000 in fines over projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation is paying the Georgia Environmental Protection Division $62,500 in fines for violations in Hall and Forsyth counties, despite the fact that there was no actual pollution.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gateway to hope: Efforts to fight domestic violence to be honored

Five founding members of the Gateway Domestic Violence Center will be honored tonight at the Gainesville Civic Center during the Gateway to Hope benefit.

May 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Kitchen inspections

May 1

May 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Remaking the Islands: Plans are moving ahead for construction, renovation of Lake Lanier resort

BUFORD - The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority on Friday approved a $11.03 million bid to build a new wastewater treatment plant for the 1,100-acre resort.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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