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Take 14 teens, and what do you get? A new house for Habitat for Humanity

Most afternoons, a group of 14 Hall County high school students will not be found in the classroom. But they are still nailing their grades.

February 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Newton County educator will be North Hall High's new principal

North Hall High School has a new principal, Newton County High School principal Joe Gheesling.

February 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helen fire chief's arrest puts him at odds with White County sheriff

The White County sheriff and Helen's fire chief remain locked in a bizarre standoff after the sheriff ordered the fire chief arrested two weeks ago. Each official points to the same Georgia law to claim he is right.

February 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood increases stream buffer

Oakwood City Council approved an amendment to a stream buffer protection ordinance Monday evening that enacts a 50-foot buffer off stream banks with an additional 25-foot non-negotiable impervious buffer. Before Monday evening, the Oakwood stream buffer ordinance allowed for some design manipulation in the 25-foot impervious buffer, according to Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


International Baccalaureate info meeting set at Johnson

An informational meeting has been set concerning the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme planned for next school year at Johnson High School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in the school's media center.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Repeat offender accused of performing lewd acts

Hall County Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man accused of performing lewd acts while looking through an elderly person's window.

Terry Grant of Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville was arrested Friday after Hall County Sheriff's deputies caught him looking through the windows of a home on the 2000 block of Henderson Street.

February 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT continues work on Ga. 53, U.S. 129

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane of Mundy Mill Road today and Wednesday for paving and striping. Construction crews plan to work on the eastbound lanes today and the westbound lanes on Wednesday. Lanes will alternately be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around Frontage Road.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


So you think you can fight fires? Take county fire services’ new classes

Always wanted to hold a high-pressure fire hose, ride in a fire engine or try a rescue in a smoke-filled building?

The Hall County Fire Services' new Citizens Fire Academy might just be your thing.

February 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Beulah Rucker museum, foundation moving forward

A forum Tuesday at the Northeast Georgia History Center will feature an update on the Beulah Rucker Museum and Foundation, and its executive director said the museum plans are going very well.

February 22, 2008 | | Local


Caring voices needed: Rape Response volunteers give survivors support

GAINESVILLE - Deidra Randolph is a former licensed practical nurse. About eight years ago, she saw an advertisement for volunteer advocate training at Rape Response Inc. in Gainesville.

"I was no longer in the medical profession at the time ... and I just saw it as an opportunity to ... be that voice again for caring," Randolph said.

February 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Unfinished house burns; 14 brush fires plague area

Fire officials said high winds reaching 31 mph and low humidity are to blame for the rash of small fires that broke out Sunday afternoon in Northeast Georgia.

As a result of weather conditions, the Georgia Forestry Commission issued a red flag fire warning that remained in effect for parts of North Georgia until 9 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan Harris Blackwood | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center's open MRI is new and improved

Given the choice, most patients would rather undergo an "open" MRI test rather than be encased in the narrow cylinder of traditional MRI machines.

February 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Study to evaluate water, sewer rate hike in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch City Council has approved a nearly $3,000 study to determine when and by how much city sewer and water rates should be raised to meet the costs of the city's sewer and water treatment plant, which loses money.

The council approved the study last Wednesday after auditor Dan Walker briefed the City Council and staff on the past fiscal year's budget.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Annual tech fair shows the kids are all right

Computer savvy students from across North Georgia gathered Saturday at Lakeview Academy to compete in the annual Lanier Regional Technology Fair.

February 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Internet hot spots get boost on campus

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University plans to expand its wireless network during the next several months.

The work, expected to be completed in the fall, will provide most of the campus with wireless coverage, said Bryson Payne, chief information officer.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee Mill road project step closer to fruition

Gainesville City Council is prepared to enter into an agreement next week with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for construction of a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open property for development.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP candidates in U.S. Senate runoff spend $11M total

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Fourth lesson: Comfort in water can be natural and learned

Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Life in prison, no parole, for killer in Peppers shooting

The last time Antonio Thompson talked to his brother, Adrian asked him if he was still getting married. He wanted him to maintain a path toward stability.

July 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville woman alleges racial slurs in GOP suit

A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.

July 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County postpones SPLOST vote until March

Hall County has officially postponed a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax until March.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County approves contracts for Cherokee Bluffs park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved two contracts Thursday for infrastructure work, design and construction of Cherokee Bluffs park.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


July 22 runoff ballot

Statewide

July 10, 2014 | | Local


South Hall experiencing abnormally dry climate

Drought is creeping back into the region.

July 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Crescent Drive set to reopen Aug. 5

Crescent Drive between White Sulphur Road and just north of Hall County Emergency Services is set to reopen Aug. 5.

July 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Third lesson: Swimming second, safety first

The strong smell of chlorine in the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a welcoming one by my third lesson.

July 10, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


North Hall power line replacement wraps up

Tucker-based Georgia Transmission has completed a $5.5 million project putting up 6.2 miles of new, updated power lines across North Hall County, including a small part of Lake Lanier.

July 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some embrace new carry law while others maintain gun-free zones

Georgia's new gun law, which expands the number of places where license holders can carry concealed weapons, has left local law enforcement, government officials, business owners and residents with more questions than answers.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Employment outlook improves from previous year

Job hunting in Gainesville might be easier for some this summer, with May records showing a decrease in the unemployment from the previous year.

July 10, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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