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Hall County: Fire damages home

Hall County Fire deputies responded to a call about a Lee Street home about 6:30 a.m. Monday and found smoke coming from the home. The fire was extinguished with little water, said Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle. Damage, which amounted to about $2,500, was contained to the bathroom, where the fire started, Cagle said. The fire appeared to have started because a towel was left too close to an electric wall heater, he said.

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Christmas in July? Chestnuts aren’t the only things roasting

BY DEBBIE GILBERT

December 22, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Counties may trade land with US Forest Service

CLAYTON - In a complicated land swap involving five Georgia counties, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed to give up 323 acres of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in exchange for receiving 758 acres of privately owned property.

Dave Jensen, chief ranger for the forest's Chattooga River District, said swapping land is the only way for the federal agency to acquire property it needs.

December 22, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County: Man saves neighbor from fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a camper fire at 2932 Pierce Road Monday at about 8:30 p.m.

December 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood OKs tax allocation district

The Oakwood City Council unanimously adopted the city's first tax allocation district and redevelopment plan Monday evening that aims to establish a town center.

On Sept. 18, Oakwood voters approved the referendum for the tax district, which is an economic tool currently implemented in cities across the country to spur growth and development in areas of a defined district that are underutilized or underdeveloped.

December 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fans weigh in on Vick sentencing

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson on Monday brought some closure to the almost year-long Michael Vick saga ... at least for 23 months.

December 22, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


FDA may soon set limits on amount of salt in commercial foods

It's the most common food additive in the world. It's in just about everything you eat. And it could kill you.

The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering limits on the amount of salt allowed in commercially prepared foods.

December 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall has a heart for those in need

During the holiday season, families trim Christmas trees, go shopping for gifts and plan dinner parties.

But many other families spend their holidays worrying about debt, struggling to put food on the table and wondering how they will provide a Christmas for their children.

December 21, 2007 | | Local


Record-setting temperatures won't continue

GAINESVILLE - Don't pack away those winter sweaters just yet; the record-setting heat wave is expected to end by the weekend.

December 21, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Faye Bush nominated for national award

At 73, Faye Bush has dedicated 55 years of her life to the environmental justice efforts of the Newtown Florist Club. And now she's receiving a bit of recognition for her service as a semifinalist in the national Volvo for Life Awards.

December 21, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Providing sustenance

DIEN BAN PROVINCE, VIETNAM -- It was supposed to be a trip to rebuild a day care center, but the worst flooding in 42 years made that impossible.

December 21, 2007 | By Robin Michener Nathan and Harris Blackwood rnathan@gainesvilletimes.com | hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County work session includes two big projects

Two major developments in the northern part of the county that have drawn opposition from several local residents are on the agenda for this afternoon's work session planned by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

December 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Civic group gives to 450 children

The Gainesville Jaycees wraps up its annual Empty Stocking Fund today, when toys for about 450 needy children will be distributed throughout Hall County.

Jaycees members, along with their significant others, gathered at 6 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Gainesville Wal-Mart to do the shopping for students from all but three Hall County elementary schools.

December 21, 2007 | Kristen Morales | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Going home again

DA NANG, VIETNAM -- The last time they saw each other, he was a 12-year-old boy and she was 32 years younger.

December 21, 2007 | | Local


JOURNEY TO VIETNAM: Culture Clash

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM -- Landing at the international terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport, a traveler might easily confuse the terminal with any of a number of the world's airports.

December 21, 2007 | By Robin Michener Nathan and Harris Blackwood rnathan@gainesvilletimes.com | hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Adult entertainment ordinance needs more technical alterations

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a first reading Thursday on proposed changes to the adult entertainment ordinance.

October 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed code changes would require business license before opening

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to approve changes to the business license code, including reducing the grace period for late payments and requiring businesses to have a license before opening their doors, when it meets Thursday.

October 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rhetoric heats up in Georgia governor’s race

The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they prepared for their first head-to-head debate.

October 06, 2014 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Gainesville schools may expand pre-K program

The Gainesville City Board of Education moved Monday night toward possibly adding new pre-kindergarten classes.

October 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system moves closer to decision on whether to become charter system

Hall County schools got some long-awaited clarification Monday to rules that will affect whether or not they become a charter system.

October 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Proposed Hall code changes would require business license before opening

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to approve changes to the business license code, including reducing the grace period for late payments and requiring businesses to have a license before opening their doors, when it meets Thursday.

October 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood holds second of three hearings on tax increase

Another Oakwood tax hearing, another small crowd.

October 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellmate suspected of murder in inmate's death

The cellmate of a Hall County Jail inmate found dead Sunday has been charged with murder.

October 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Rabid cat found in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Tara Trail area of East Hall County after a rabid dog came in contact with a rabid cat.

October 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Award-winning author to read her poetry at UNG

Xánath Caraza, a linguist and award-winning poet and fiction writer, will visit the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses this week to read from her books "Conjuro" and "Silabas de viento."

October 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


UNG hits enrollment record

The University of North Georgia is bucking national trends on college enrollment.

October 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Today is last day to register to vote in ’14

If you're not registered to vote, today is the last day to do so in order to vote in the November general election.

October 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Friends group to help develop Don Carter State Park

As former manager at James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park in Summerville, Will Wagner has been down this road before, with good results.

October 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 challenge Deal in governor’s race

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal faces a stiff challenge in his re-election bid this year as state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, rallies Democrats to his candidacy and Libertarian Andrew Hunt works to make inroads for an increasingly popular third party.

October 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: Georgia governor

Jason Carter

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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