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In-house probation office gets thumbs-up

Hall County officials are touting the success of the court's misdemeanor probation office a year after its creation.

September 22, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Rain douses 1st day of art festival but it doesn’t dampen spirits

Artists braved afternoon showers Saturday to participate in the 10th annual Art in the Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 21, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Jury acquits Oakwood man of molestation charges

A 30-year-old Oakwood man was found not guilty Friday by a Hall County jury of all charges related to a child molestation case.

September 20, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Food bank holds its largest Empty Bowl fundraiser

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank's sixth annual Empty Bowl Lunch fundraiser drew its largest gathering yet on Thursday.

September 20, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

2 area men facing enticement charge

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes, following a Hall County Sheriff's Office undercover operation.

September 20, 2013 | From staff reports | Local

Badge and Bar: Ex-jailer negotiates plea

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office jailer pleaded guilty to one count of simple battery and was sentenced on Sept. 4.

September 18, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Skid wheels improve driving skills of law officers

For Hall County Sheriff's Office training director Lt. Michael Myers, Wednesday was another afternoon behind the wheel burning rubber.

September 18, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Officials break ground on Hall County Fire Station 3

The first of two fire stations that will plug a hole in coverage and lower residents' insurance costs moved closer to reality Tuesday.

September 18, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

College Park man drowns on Lanier

A 20-year-old College Park man drowned Tuesday while trying to swim from the beach to boat docks at Sunset Cove on Lake Lanier, authorities said.

September 18, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Badge and Bar: Case with missing co-defendant gets tentative court date

Gainesville woman Ashley Richardson and Jessie Joe LuJan, 34, were arrested more than a year ago in the beating death of 25-year-old Devin Anthony Thomas.

September 11, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

12 years later, community gathers to remember 9/11

Unity was a resounding theme at 9/11 memorials on Wednesday in Gainesville.

September 11, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Event to honor Ginger Tanner, shed light on domestic violence

Domestic violence claimed the life of Gainesville woman Ginger Tanner in June. To honor her memory, shed light on domestic violence, and fund resources to assist possible victims, friends, colleagues and community leaders have organized a Sept. 20 event at Washington Commons shopping center.

September 11, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Officers won’t face charges in traffic stop shooting

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh announced Tuesday his office will not pursue charges in an Aug. 20 Gainesville Police Department officer-involved shooting.

September 11, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Forum urges area Latinos to speak up and stay involved

The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, in conjunction with Univision, held a forum Saturday in Gainesville to discuss immigration issues, dispel myths and encourage greater civic participation from the Latino community.

September 07, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

Poultry leader praises ending ban of Chinese processed chicken imports

Those chicken nuggets you enjoy may no longer be under the wing of a U.S. processing plant.

September 07, 2013 | Emma Witman | Local

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Articles By Author - Emma Witman

Social media posts often used to screen jurors

Online social media profiles have become a seamless extension of our real-world personalities. But with broader access to sharing your life and personality via the Internet come implications, including with the criminal justice system.

July 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Life in prison, no parole, for killer in Peppers shooting

The last time Antonio Thompson talked to his brother, Adrian asked him if he was still getting married. He wanted him to maintain a path toward stability.

July 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Badge & Bar: Hall County judge to rule in August on deputies’ case

A Hall County judge has set an Aug. 12 court date to rule on a civil case in Superior Court involving two former deputies.

July 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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