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Sheriff’s deputies kill two rabid animals

Hall County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed two rabid animals in Hall County last week.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Seasons on Lanier residents want high-end retail, not gas station

GAINESVILLE - An army of Seasons on Lake Lanier residents won their first battle against an Atlanta developer who has proposed building a gas station next to their upscale subdivision.

March 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police search for 3 men in taxi robbery

Gainesville police are looking for three men, in connection with a Tuesday robbery in the area of Westhaven Drive.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers distribute surplus food

Shirley Harrison calls the distribution of surplus food "a blessing."

Harrison was one of hundreds lining up at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Shallowford Road for a box or bag containing a few basic staples for people who qualify.

March 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Concert earns Gainesville runner-up diversity title

The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity.

During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size.

March 22, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville resident charged with enticing minor for sex

Kenneth Chase, 61, thought he was meeting an 11-year-old girl for sex Saturday afternoon, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation met him with an arrest warrant instead, officials said.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lane closures on I-985 and Mundy Mill

With the new bridge beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge over Interstate 985 in place, Georgia Department of transportation crews will again be closing lanes this week.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Testing not required: Nobody knows if Gainesville's drinking water is drug-free

Are there drugs in Gainesville's drinking water? Nobody knows.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College students debate right to bear arms

OAKWOOD - To compel control of firearms or to wield those weapons without restraint? That was the question at Gainesville State College Monday.

Students debated whether the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment should have limits or be controlled in The Great Gun Control Debate.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students gear up for spring school trips

GAINESVILLE - At least three area bands will venture way beyond school premises for performances this spring.

March 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road projects won’t be cheap or quick

The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of receiving public comment on proposals for changes in open access on Ga. 365 and Ga. 400.

However, before the comments have been reviewed, two things are clear: Any major changes will be far in the future and will be very expensive.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lee Waldrip, Hall businessman, hall of fame auctioneer, dead at 89

Lee Waldrip, a longtime Hall County businessman, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 89.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County to take look at zoning rules, compensation policies

GAINESVILLE - To continue the rehabilitation of the Black and Cooley Drive area, Hall County may have to bend some of its zoning rules.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Autism settlement raises worry about vaccines; some parents opt to not give their kids shots

Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Murder charge follows Cleveland stabbing

A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man.

Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Artists, city collaborate on mural

Plans are moving forward on a "pocket park" for the area between the historic train depot and Growlers on Main in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for knife attack

A Gainesville man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years in prison in connection with an October 2012 knife attack.

August 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Group plans to rescind vote that cut funding for Ga. 347 improvements

Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local artists and performers remember Robin Williams' legacy

After legendary comedian Robin Williams' death Monday, local artists and performers, including some who had the privilege of knowing the late actor personally, joined in the outpouring of grief from all corners of the world.

August 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Charges dropped against Times staff photographer Gurley

Obstruction charges against Times photographer Nat Gurley stemming from an incident with Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies last Sept. 13 have been dismissed.

August 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Repair efforts are moving slowly on Gainesville sinkhole

Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | 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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