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Lake Lanier Islands looking to add parks

BUFORD -- The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority voted Friday to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow three public use areas on Lake Lanier to become part of the lease on Lake Lanier Islands.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State honors four Hall schools

Four Hall County schools are among some 250 schools statewide receiving awards for student achievement and academic improvement, state officials announced Friday.

North Hall High, Lula Elementary, Chestatee High and West Hall Middle schools are being recognized based on 2006-2007 performance on state curriculum assessments, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests or Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

October 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting at Ridgecrest Apartments injures one

Gainesville police made an arrest soon after a shooting Friday night that left a teenager wounded with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Ridgecrest Apartment complex off Cleveland Highway behind the Wild Horse Saloon. Police said a 16-year-old male was shot once in the arm.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia law on dangerous dogs

ARTICLE IV. DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS

October 31, 2007 | | Local


Pit bull owner required to pony up $250 in 15 days to appeal a ‘dangerous dog’ citation

After biting a UPS delivery driver on Oct. 12, all the freedom Kellie McAlister's Pit bull "Cheech" used to enjoy went up in smoke.

McAlister said the loss of Cheech's freedoms is the result of a freak accident, and Cheech is being punished because she can't afford to pay for an appeal to Animal Control's decision that classified Cheech a "dangerous dog."

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Buford Dam protest a washout

BUFORD -- It wasn't what Patrick Callaghan had in mind.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier's ‘Go Fish’ tourney is a no-go

With Lake Lanier now down 15 feet and dim prospects for a quick recovery, it came as no surprise Thursday when officials with the Professional Anglers Association pulled the plug on their planned fishing tournament.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake cleanup a sweeping success

It was sort of like trick-or-treating, but it happened a month early. And instead of candy, they got trash. Lots and lots of it.

That pretty much sums up the Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep lake cleanup, which took place Sept. 29. The event drew more than 1,300 volunteers and hauled in a whopping 42 tons of trash and Styrofoam.

October 31, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Area volunteers head to San Diego

The local Red Cross chapter has sent three volunteers to join national relief efforts to help victims of wildfires in Southern California.

The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross sent three local volunteers to San Diego on Thursday, according to Cheryl Vandiver, director of public affairs for the chapter. Pamela Wilder of Hall County, Karen Hillman of Lumpkin County and Patty New of Union County will be dispersed to shelters for client case work. They join the more than 3,000 Red Cross workers from all 50 states already on site in Southern California.

October 31, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Travel writers get VIP treatment, 'ghost' tour

Where else can you see the mountains on the horizon, see the lake, take in cultural events, local history and hear about the legend of Agnes in a single day?

October 30, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Interior chief holds water talks with governors of Ga. and Ala.

U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne met privately Friday with the governors of Georgia and Alabama on their struggle over water shortages in a prolonged drought, but withheld details on their talks until a tri-state meeting on the issue next week.

October 30, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Hall school board, Oakwood City Council to meet

The Hall County Board of Education and Oakwood City Council have planned a meeting at noon Tuesday to "discuss issues of interest."

October 30, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Hall County nixes annexation lawsuit against Oakwood

Hall County commissioners voted on Thursday to drop a lawsuit against Oakwood over land annexation.

October 30, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hall sheriff's office honored for traffic, safety work

The Hall County Sheriff's Office recently received national recognition for its efforts in traffic and highway safety enforcement.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch subdivision residents worry about more development

Several residents of the Sterling on the Lake subdivision voiced concerns at the Flowery Branch public hearing on Thursday regarding the community developer's application to rezone tracts of land within the residential area, which may lead to more commercial and residential development.

October 30, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Dentistry offers pleasant experience for kids

When dental hygienist Margaret Conrad arrives at work in the morning, she's not greeted by the quiet beige walls and elevator music of a typical dentist's office. Instead she hears upbeat pop tunes and sees a colorful mural of life under the sea.

July 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire rating may lower insurance in Hall County

An improved insurance rating for Hall County Fire Services could spell financial relief for some residents, according to county officials.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


TV 18 funding causes confusion

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Gainesville last week to continue splitting the cost of operating the local government channel, TV 18.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fifth lesson: Breaststroke practice ends in disappointment

The first class of my second week of taking adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center was more of a sink than a swim.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garth Brooks reveals tour info to Gainesville man

After a weekend of anticipation, Andy Roberts finally got a call from Garth Brooks announcing the first stop on his worldwide tour.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Junior League distributes food at new location

Junior League of Gainesville and Hall County continues to help local families by providing food to the needy, but the group's move to a new office location stalled growth with a low turnout at last month's distribution.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Oakwood OKs short-term loan

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to take out a short-term loan of up to $400,000 to cover expenses.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considers road project agreement

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an agreement with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority about constructing a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open for property development.

July 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Longstreet Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Longstreet Society held a volunteer work day Saturday to clean up the grounds and do minor repairs to the Piedmont Hotel for the society's 20th anniversary.

July 14, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: School board meetings in Gainesville to change venue

Starting July 21, Gainesville's regular Board of Education meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal center on Queen City Parkway.

July 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth planning new parks on Lanier

July 14, 2014 | By Megan Reed Times regional staff | Local


Syfan Logistics to expand, add 50 jobs

Gainesville-based Syfan Logistics is in expansion mode, planning to hire about 50 people and spend about $2 million more by the end of this year.

July 14, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


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