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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

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

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


Hall’s YMCA branching out

The Hall County YMCA is getting a new name.

Beginning Jan. 1, the organization will be called the Georgia Mountains YMCA, serving communities across Northeast Georgia.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Caped hero urges kids to conserve water

GAINESVILLE -- Captain Conservation, Gainesville's water-saving superhero, swept into Lanier Elementary School on Friday hoping to defeat his arch enemy, the water waster.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Horse track owner found not guilty in betting operation

Last year, when dozens of law enforcement officials raided Vincente Escandon's farm off Three Bridges Road near Gillsville, they were convinced they had busted a major horse-racing gambling operation.

This week, a Hall County jury needed more convincing.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Move from old jail complete

For folks who saw a caravan of cop cars with flashing blue lights stopping traffic along the Queen City Parkway/Candler Road corridor this week: No, the president wasn't in town.

Rather, it was part of the transfer of more than 500 inmates from the old Hall County jail to the new jail, which was completed Thursday night in an operation that was both high-alert and hush-hush.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Veterans get a schoolhouse salute

Wauka Mountain Elementary School held a "Walk of Honor" for military veterans Friday, with students cheering and waving flags as veterans, many in uniform, passed by them down school hallways.

November 14, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Internet safety videos unveiled at Lakeview Academy

A group of Lakeview Academy high school students talked to Lakeview middle schoolers Thursday morning about Internet safety.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sweet, free rides: County sheriff’s office wins Harley, Gainesville police Dodge Magnum

Sometimes it helps to be lucky and good.

November 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New school board member ‘puzzled’ by Ballowe letter

Gainesville City Board of Education member-elect Sammy Smith said Thursday he was surprised and "simply puzzled" by a letter sent by Superintendent Steven Ballowe responding to one of his campaign mailers.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T says it's business as usual despite sale

In today's economic climate, any news about banks changing ownership is likely to spark questions and concerns. Last week's announcement that GB&T Bancshares was being sold to SunTrust was no exception.

November 13, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW Post 8452 shows off new digs Saturday

Military veterans and civilians are invited to a grand opening for the new home of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Saturday.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


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Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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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