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Gainesville wants to help residents own homes

Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.

March 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Walking under the influence can lead to jail

In Georgia, "pedestrian under the influence" is a criminal offense. So is walking while drunk illegal?

March 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Gainesville Police seeks new No. 2

The Gainesville Police Department is seeking a No. 2 in command after Maj. Paul Sherman retired in January, officials said.

March 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Hubbard sentenced to 4 years in prison

Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta will serve four years in prison for crashing into and killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a summer 2012 wreck on Lake Lanier.

March 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

First inmates arrive for pilot re-entry program

Although the inmates' emotions were sometimes imperceptible as they learned they were the inaugural class in a first-of-its-kind educational and vocational training program for Georgia prisoners, one man voiced joy at being back home.

March 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Ga. weighs ‘medical amnesty’ in drug overdoses

Overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Hall County.

March 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

More than half of homicides in past 2 years still unsolved

From 2009 to 2011, the Hall County Sheriff's Office solved each of the seven homicides it investigated.

March 01, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Fire destroys North Hall home

A Clermont home was destroyed by fire overnight Friday but the residents escaped safely.

March 01, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Bill could limit mugshots on profit-driven websites

The Georgia Senate passed a bill Wednesday seeking to curb the mugshot-for-profit publications model in the state.

February 28, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Gainesville Jaycees name Young Woman, Man of the Year

The Gainesville Jaycees make a special effort to keep under wraps the identities of the Young Man and Young Woman of the Year recipients.

February 27, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Gainesville man acquitted of shoplifting charge

A Gainesville man was acquitted Tuesday by a Hall County jury in a misdemeanor theft by shoplifting case.

February 26, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

DNA bill likely to pass despite concerns

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court last year gave states the authority to collect DNA before suspects are convicted, and Georgia may do so.

February 26, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Work continues on sheriff's precinct in Clermont

Construction on the Hall County Sheriff's Office North Hall precinct is moving along, with doors set to open to the public at the end of next month, county officials said.

February 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

DNR gears up to enforce boating education rules

For the past two weeks, testimony in Hall County Superior Court has described a July 6, 2012, boating crash caused by negligence and recklessness.

February 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Appeal likely after pastor’s widow awarded $2M

A widowed Hall County woman has been awarded more than $2 million by a federal jury in a wrongful death suit.

February 21, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

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Articles By Author - Emma Witman

Panel publicly upholds firing of Hall fire official

The Hall County Civil Service Board publicly voted 4-2 Wednesday to affirm the termination of an ex-Hall County Fire Department battalion chief.

April 17, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

DA seeks tougher penalty in stabbing

The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office has given notice of intent to increase the punishment in the slaying of a Gainesville woman.

April 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Griffin police: No leads in 2013 slaying of area man

A year later, authorities said there have been no developments in the homicide investigation of a Flowery Branch man who was killed in Griffin.

April 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Crash cuts power for thousands in S. Hall

Power was restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday to thousands of customers who were left without power when a car collided with a power pole, according to Jackson EMC.

April 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

UGA to pay homage to Masseys

Gainesville poultry icon Abit Massey and his family are being honored Friday as the University of Georgia's 2014 Alumni Family of the Year.

April 07, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

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