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Court upholds life sentences for man convicted in shooting deaths

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for Ignacio Vergara, who was convicted in 2008 for a drug-related double murder in Hall County.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portable hospital drill prepares health officials for emergencies

After getting their orders, crews quickly began setting up a portable hospital Monday morning.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall cuts 4 days from school calendar

Hall County Schools will see four fewer school days next year as teachers face eight furlough days.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No new taxes for Flowery Branch planned in budget

Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Special mats, booms could help with Gulf oil spill

Officials at a Gainesville company say they have products that could help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico - they just need to get in touch with the right people to get the products there.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Woman has no claim to inheritance, state's top court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a local court's ruling that the estate of one of Hall County's biggest landowners should not be shared with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock.

May 18, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Ashley Fielding ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Parents say Enota roof work is a health hazard

At the Gainesville City Schools board meeting Monday night, angry parents demanded to know why their children were being exposed to hazardous fumes.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CVB to shut down welcome center on I-985

The welcome center off Interstate 985 may soon be no more.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Couple shears alpacas to help soak up Gulf oil

Who knew alpaca fur soaks up oil?

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Violations, and fines, decreasing in Gainesville

The number of people who faced Judge Hammond Law for driving without a license peaked in the first quarter of 2007, when an average of more than 100 a month came into Gainesville Municipal Court to answer to the charge.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lake group set to hold annual meeting Tuesday

Lake Lanier Association plans to hold its annual membership meeting Tuesday night at Lakeview Center at 2057 Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County.

May 16, 2010 | | Local


ReStore shop expands at new location

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has expanded into a new location off of Skelton Road.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Financial classes offered for Head Start parents

A regional micro-lender has partnered with Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. to provide financial education courses to parents of Head Start students.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends of the Parks holds 14th annual butterfly release

Some insects make you run out of the room in search of a fly swatter.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man charged in Lanier Islands birthday party shooting

A Decatur man was charged Saturday with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house in Buford ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Numerous candidates putting names in for Nov. 3 city elections

A number of potential candidates threw their name in the ring Monday for openings on city councils throughout Hall County and on the Gainesville school ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Adult GED classes will be offered at Fair Street School

Parents who want to earn their GED diploma, but can't afford the class or child care, can take a class for free with child ...

August 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Qualifying for area elections begins Monday

August 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Argument at marina leads to assault, broken hand

An argument on the docks of Aqualand Marina ended with a man suffering a broken hand from after being hit with a metal pipe, according ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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