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Hall County planning board: Junkyard request moving forward

After delaying Gregg Kettyle's request to rezone 7.9 acres of property for an auto repair and junkyard business, the Hall County planning board on Monday recommended that the project be approved.

November 10, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Perdue drops lawsuit against corps

ATLANTA -- The three-state battle over water made scarce by the severe drought gripping the Southeast is moving out of the courtroom. At least for now.

November 10, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local

Go-cart driver dies at Road Atlanta

A go-cart driver died Sunday in an accident at Road Atlanta.

November 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Local

County commission: Bonds would buy South Hall sewer plant

Hall County soon could be the proud new owner of a sewage plant.

November 10, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Nearly 3,000 celebrate revamped Blackshear Place Baptist Church

Nearly 3,000 worshippers joined Gov. Sonny Perdue for the grand opening celebration services at Blackshear Place Baptist Church on Sunday morning amid the fanfare of a 100-member choir.

November 09, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Schools confront MRSA bacteria

GAINESVILLE - For some people, what scared them most in the weeks leading up to Halloween wasn't a ghost or goblin. It was a monster called MRSA.

November 09, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Perdue says water wars could end before he leaves office

Gov. Sonny Perdue said Sunday that he would be pleased to have the legacy of ending the state's 18-year water feud with Alabama and Florida.

November 09, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Festival draws crowd to save trees

More than 1,000 people showed up at Hemlockfest 2007 to hear bluegrass music, canoe and camp in an effort to save Georgia's hemlock trees.

November 09, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Gainesville man wins $50,000 lottery

Jefferson Kirby of Gainesville has won a jumbo Georgia Lottery prize. Kirby, 63, played the instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic and won $50,000.

Texaco Food Mart, located at 3649 Mount Vernon Road in Gainesville, sold the lucky top prize ticket. Kirby scratched the ticket at home.

November 08, 2007 | | Local

Three arrested on cocaine trafficking charges

Three Athens men were arrested on drug trafficking charges early Saturday after authorities seized a kilogram of cocaine in an undercover sting operation outside a Gainesville convenience store.

Sgt. Kenny Neece said officers with the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad set up a buy-bust for the cocaine, which weighed about 2.2 pounds and had a street value of $98,5000.

November 08, 2007 | | Local

Citizenship drive stirs urge to vote

Andres Muniz answered each question about his eligibility to become an American citizen with "no."

No, he has not avoided paying taxes. No, he has not made false statements to get his green card. No, he is not a terrorist.

November 08, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Area put on fire alert

Smokey Bear is on high alert this weekend. The National Weather Service issued a "red flag" warning for wildfire conditions in Hall and surrounding counties Saturday, the second such warning this year.

November 08, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

River systems at crux of state's dispute

The two river systems which serve the largest number of Georgians have suffered what most experts believe to be a record drought that has lingered for two years.

November 08, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Soldier receives check for $21,500 as appreciation gift

Spc. Channing Moss was expecting to stop by a local restaurant for a bite to eat with members of an informal Gainesville breakfast club Saturday before heading to Athens for a football game.

He wasn't expecting the crowd of well-wishers, the balloons, pictures, plaque and applause. Or the check for $21,500, raised in less than a month as a gift of appreciation by folks grateful for his military service in Afghanistan.

November 08, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Little ballerinas enjoy sugar plums and tea

Young girls ages 3 to 10 wearing tutus paraded across the rubber floors of Breanu's University's Fitness Center on Saturday morning for the Gainesville Ballet Company's Nutcracker Mini-Camp and Tea Party.

Aspiring ballerinas all over North Georgia enjoyed crafts, dancing, pastries and a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.

November 08, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local

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Area disabled residents want better services

People with disabilities in the Gainesville area expressed a desire for better quality services and support at a meeting Thursday with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.

September 05, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Federal investigators examine faulty firetruck

Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were in Hall County on Thursday to look at the truck that caused severe injuries to three firefighters, according to county officials.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

UNG among fittest colleges in US

The wealth of opportunities to stay fit at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus has landed the school on a list of fittest colleges in the U.S.

September 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

To our readers: Our apology for late deliveries

Due to a variety of unexpected issues, many of our subscribers have received their home delivered copies of The Times late this week, in some cases hours later than normal.

September 04, 2014 | | Local

GSP: Witness says man was drinking just before fatal wreck

Alcohol may have played a role in a Wednesday night fatal wreck in Oakwood, with one witness telling authorities that she had seen the driver drinking earlier at a nearby restaurant.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Investigator describes jealousy as possible motive in apartment shooting

The suspect in the Atlanta Street Apartments shooting last month may have become upset over possible infidelity, a Gainesville police investigator said Thursday morning.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Holiday Marina patrons spot body of drowning victim

The drowning victim authorities have been searching for since Monday has been found.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Meals on Wheels is hungry for volunteers

A small picnic basket of food and the effort behind it has renewed Mattie Carol Lee's faith in humanity.

"You guys have been great," she said, the first stop on Meals on Wheels' route 8. "You've taken a load off me."

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Storm brings heavy rains

A strong thunderstorm Wednesday evening in Hall County has led to a flash flood warning and some sporadic power outages in South Hall, according to Scott Cagle, fire marshal and deputy Emergency Management Agency director.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local

Search for woman cut short by weather

Authorities continued their search Wednesday but still have not found the victim of a possible drowning reported Monday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Affordable Care Act: Health insurance deadline nears

Americans covered by health insurance through the federal exchange have until Friday to provide missing information or they will lose coverage Sept. 30.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Disability group to address legislative policy during visit

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will stop in Gainesville today to hear from people living with disabilities.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall County reschedules commission meeting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has moved its voting meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 11 to 10 a.m. that same day.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Judge imposes $10K fine on attorney general’s office, head of ethics commission

A judge Wednesday imposed fines of $10,000 each on the Georgia attorney general's office and the head of the state ethics commission, saying they had failed to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the commission.

September 04, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | 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

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