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Truck center fire causes $1 million worth of damage

It took seven fire engine companies and about 25 firefighters to extinguish a blaze Sunday afternoon at the Gainesville Truck Center on Athens Highway.

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a call received at 3:57 p.m. A Hall County deputy called in the fire after spotting the smoke, which was visible from Athens Highway.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Veterans Day: Dawsonville festivities draw 600

At least 300 war veterans, marching band members and color guards paraded through downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon in honor of the city's 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Ex-servicemen help close Northeast Georgia History Center's World War II exhibit

As the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday brought an end to its long-running World War II exhibit, military veterans from throughout the region gathered to remember.

November 16, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local

Drawing strength to fight: Community comes together to support young cancer patient Drake Hollander

GAINESVILLE - Drake Hollander was a fun-loving, sports-obsessed sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School. But on Oct. 12, he became something else: a cancer patient.

November 15, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Turn books into bucks at library's 'roadshow'

GAINESVILLE - Nestled between worn paperbacks and dust-covered yearbooks, there could be hidden treasure sitting on your shelf.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

One month later, has ban helped?

The city of Gainesville reduced its water use for the month of October, thanks mainly to the level four drought restrictions which included a total outdoor watering ban.

But how does this reduction measure up to previous Octobers?

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Moving day at the jail

It's 2:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the aging Hall County Detention Center on Main Street. Moving day.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Two brothers, one war

The twin Roberts brothers are like bookends in Hall County's World War II story.

November 15, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

VFW has new place to call home

Joe T. Wood Sr. was around for the opening of the first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452 in Gainesville, and he made a point of showing up for the newest opening -- even if meant being late for a University of Georgia football game.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

From the front lines: A soldier’s story from Iraq

Lt. Col. Kenneth M. Earls, a Gainesville native who has served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, is currently stationed at Victory Base Camp in Baghdad, Iraq. Recently, he took a few moments to answer some questions posed by The Times' features reporter Ashley Bates via e-mail. These are his answers, in his own words.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Bates | Local

Cumming to extend intake pipes in effort to reach water

If the water will not come to the pipe, the pipe will come to the water.

At least that is the stance the city of Cumming took after the level in Lake Lanier dropped too low for it to withdraw water from the shallower of its two intake pipes, which was supplying one-third of the city's water.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Lane closures planned at Exit 16

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane at a time Monday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to work on the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Mundy Mill Road at Exit 16 off Interstate 985.

Crews will be trying to wrap up work that had been expected to be completed last week, said Teri Pope, DOT communications officer.

November 15, 2007 | | Local

Sheriff: Suspects linked to 50 local burglaries


November 14, 2007 | Allison Jackson | Local

Florida backs away from water deal

WASHINGTON -- The state of Florida on Friday backed away from a temporary truce brokered by the Bush administration to help settle a long-standing water war, now heightened by an ongoing drought, involving Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

November 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans The Associated Press | Local

Full slate of veterans events set

Several events are planned throughout the upcoming weekend to honor Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday. Veterans Day programs are scheduled for Sunday in Dawsonville and Monday in Gainesville.

November 14, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local

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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 | 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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