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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

Boating death trial comes to close with guilty verdict

After Marsha Glover thanked the jurors and state's attorneys, she held her husband in a long embrace. It was an emotional release for the stepmother who said it was a "fight" for justice in the death of her son, Kile Glover.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Defense in boating death trial focuses on collision

A Hall County jury will begin deliberating today as it seeks to determine if a Lake Lanier fatality was merely an accident, or a crime perpetrated by the defendant's recklessness.

February 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local

Stepmother's testimony wraps up state's case in boating death trial

The state concluded its case Tuesday against Jeffrey Hubbard, an Atlanta man accused of homicide in the boating death of 11-year-old Kile Glover.

February 19, 2014 | 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

Hall County: Former jailer’s record mixed

Records show a Hall County jail sergeant fired for allegedly punching an inmate in June had been transferred to the jail shortly after a two-day suspension in 2012.

July 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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