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They treated employee like 'daughter,' then were minus $550,000

When Braselton real estate developers Jay and Susan Bullock hired Michelle Sanchez to manage their company's books nine years ago, they quickly took under their wings the young Brenau University graduate whose parents had died.

November 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1,052.42 feet (and dropping): Community gives ideas, places blame

GAINESVILLE - When you're talking about a lake that covers more than 38,000 acres and can hold 362 billion gallons of water, what difference does it make if the lake level drops an inch or two?

November 25, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


EPA: Gainesville treats its water well

Michael West is a man with spiked hair who drives a big blue Harley.

November 25, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula motorcyclist killed in collision with tractor-trailer

A Lula man driving a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ga. 365 early this morning, authorities said.

November 25, 2007 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man leaves lake authority for properties commission

Kevin Clark, who was named in July as executive director of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as interim state property officer and director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tri-state legal battle over water on hold — for now

The legal wrangling over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama appears to be at a truce for the moment.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville High grad and Pentagon official says Air Force must modernize

The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.

November 24, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Upcoming rain won't break the drought

With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Corps to decide next month on further flow reductions

Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City schools want to delay projects

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.

November 24, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commander takes reins at Hall County jail

Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.

November 24, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood keeps on growing: Planning board approves more land to be annexed

The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.

November 24, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lake Lanier at record low and still dropping

As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


INK's family day puts priority on play

In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration.

The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins.

November 23, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Pioneering educator still wields influence

BY JEFF GILL

November 23, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


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City school board discusses enrollment, approves millage

Gainesville schools have more students enrolled today than they did at the end of last year.

September 03, 2014 | Times staff report | Local


Forest Service celebrates 50-year anniversary of woodland law

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law 50 years ago today, with no North Georgia lands included in the bill.

September 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area food drive asks for donations

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank is asking people to "Lend a Hand, Give a Can" and donate canned food at local grocery stores during the next two weeks.

September 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville water rates to remain unchanged

Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 today to leave water rates unchanged and raise the account service fee 85 cents.

September 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities searching water for drowning victim

Authorities are searching this morning for the victim of a possible drowning reported Monday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville botanical garden renamed

The previously dubbed Smithgall Woodland Garden is now called the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

September 02, 2014 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Good weather propels Ga. 347 work

Orange construction barrels are scattered across 7 miles of Ga. 347 as road crews are taking advantage of the summer's good weather to move along two separate widening efforts in what is Hall County's biggest road project.

September 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville councilman spearheads neighborhood watch

A Gainesville city councilman, working with the police department, is organizing a neighborhood watch program for the location of two recent West Avenue killings.

September 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Possible drowning reported near Big Creek Park

A possible drowning Monday night was the second incident of the day to mar the end of the holiday weekend on Lake Lanier.

September 02, 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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