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Former church van driver on trial

A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Campaign signs ‘taking over’ Dawsonville

It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.

July 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Passport fees to increase Tuesday

If you've been putting off getting a passport for that overseas trip, you might want to get in line today.

July 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Vacancy in attorney general's office is rare

It's been more than 60 years since there was an open seat for Georgia's top state attorney position, but with Thurbert Baker leaving the post of attorney general to run for governor, five people are running in what should be a heated race to succeed him.

July 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Elections


Hall, Gainesville have perfect murder solve rate

Gainesville's last murder mystery occurred more than four years ago, on Memorial Day 2006, when police found the body of a 23-year-old man in the stairwell of a Summit Street apartment, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.

July 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


3 Hall candidates skip political forum

Three of the five Hall County commission candidates invited to a forum put on by the Hall County Republican Party were no-shows Saturday, but the program went on as scheduled.

July 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Elections


Judges race on again in Lumpkin

Sitting Superior Court judges in Georgia usually don't face opposition at the polls, but in the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties, two are being challenged for their jobs for a second straight election cycle.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Elections


Plans move forward for new veterans clinic

At the overcrowded Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oakwood, help is on the way.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge reduced in gang death

An alleged gang member initially charged with murder in last month's death of a Gainesville man run over by a car has been indicted on a lesser charge of vehicular homicide.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Renovations begin on exterior of Gainesville’s historic federal building

One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Jefferson police chief defends right to sue city

Attorneys for the city of Jefferson argued to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a judge should not have allowed a lawsuit filed by fired Police Chief Darren Glenn to go forward.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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