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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


Gainesville police arrest 3 in connection with parking lot robbery

The Gainesville Police Department has arrested three men in connection with an attempt to rob a man of cash at gunpoint in the parking lot of Target on Shallowford Road.

July 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Second man wanted in West Avenue shooting death

The Gainesville Police Department is searching for a second man alleged to be involved in a June shooting on West Avenue in Gainesville.

July 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Slayings raise questions of safety on West Avenue

Running from Rainey Street near Gainesville High School to E.E. Butler Parkway near Queen City Parkway, West Avenue cuts a central, connecting vein through the heart of Gainesville.

July 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Centers to help kids stay out of jail

As the Georgia prison system begins to enact re-entry measures touted and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, the juvenile system is seeking to provide early intervention toward gainful employment and away from crime.

July 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Service offers tows for drunken boaters

As boaters take to the water in droves, one captain, as he styles himself, is hoping his Lake Lanier business stays afloat in the minds of boaters who drink alcohol in America's honor.

July 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Law enforcement learns to navigate social media's treacherous waters

For law enforcement, social media is a two-way street: It's an opportunity for officers to promote their work, but also leaves them open to public critique.

July 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Family of shooting victim uses social media to spotlight unsolved case

Unhappy with a situation, 19-year-old Andrea Tilmuth did what has become an ubiquitous part of the online presence: She wrote a bad review.

July 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Budget allows judge addition to ease juvenile court schedule

A third juvenile judge will be added to the roster of two with officials' approval of the Hall County budget.

July 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


5 killed, including 3 children, in Athens Highway wreck

A Gainesville man and woman along with three children were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Monday morning on Athens Highway at Oak Grove Road, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

June 30, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


A community tries to forgive following shooter's murder conviction

Those who showed their support for the late Adrian Thompson during the prosecution of his shooter said they must extend compassion to the family of Joseph Williams.

June 28, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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