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Judge's ruling will keep Deal on death penalty case

A Hall County judge will continue to preside over a death penalty case in which the defendant's lawyers wanted him removed.

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, however, must recuse himself from any court proceedings that address the mental competency to stand trial of Allan Robert Dickie, a judge has ruled.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two arrested following marijuana sting

Two men who thought they were buying 20 pounds of marijuana instead ended up in jail Thursday, officials said Friday.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee grad, guardsman saw Iraqi detainees change their views during his tour of duty

When Jon McClelland was growing up in Gainesville, he would play "army" and think to himself that once he grew up, he would be a real army man.

January 09, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Teen’s death probe awaits toxicology test results

HOSCHTON - The investigation surrounding how 14-year-old Brittane Nichole Brown died last month still is pending, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

January 09, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Class size waiver won't affect Gainesville, Hall schools much

Georgia public schools can add two more students to most elementary and middle school classes under a measure passed Thursday by the state school board.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Engineer's tests: Newtown residents could use ear protection

The industrial noise in Gainesville's Newtown community can be so loud that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would require ear protection.

January 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hit-and-run case leads to chase and arrest

Three people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and a man was in police custody following a hit-and-run during the late afternoon rush hour Thursday on Old Oakwood Road.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Long-sought burglary suspect now in Hall jail

One of Hall County's most wanted was arrested at a Commerce motel Wednesday night after more than a year on the run, authorities said.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to discuss sewer issue

Flowery Branch officials have called a City Council meeting for Wednesday to discuss and possibly vote on an ordinance concerning sewer reservations.

The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at City Hall, 5517 Main St.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas prices are inching back up

If you have filled up your gas tank in the past few days, you may have noticed that you are paying more per gallon of gas than you may have paid in the past month.

January 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fired Gainesville school boss on Georgia charter school board

The state school board appointed former Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe as one of seven members of the new Georgia Charter Schools Commission at its December board meeting.

After being fired as Gainesville superintendent July 3, Ballowe became principal of Glynn Academy High School in Southeast Georgia.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cigarette butts spark fire that gutted duplex

Two people were hospitalized with what were believed to be minor injuries as the result of a fire that gutted a duplex at 3250 Chestatee Road on Thursday afternoon.

January 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Malpractice case heads to Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a civil case in which four Hall County physicians were cleared by a jury of negligence in the misdiagnosis of a child with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bailey named new Brenau education dean

Lora B. Bailey assumed the position of professor and dean of the Brenau University School of Education on Thursday.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County’s adult illiteracy among highest in state

One in 4 Hall County residents lacks the ability to read this news article, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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5 things to know about Georgia elections

ATLANTA - Every statewide official will be up for re-election this year in Georgia, and sitting atop the ballot will be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over business experience

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


Businesses benefit from improved weather on Lanier

Today marks the unofficial end of a summer that has Lake Lanier visitors, businesses and tourism watchers wishing they could bottle for future years.

September 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Milestones examination to challenge students

Historically, most students in Gainesville and Hall County have met or exceeded expectations on standardized tests for English, but that's expected to change with the new Georgia Milestones tests.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth crew cleans up sewer spill in subdivision

A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill in an East Forsyth subdivision.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Dawson deputy cleared of wrongdoing in arrest of woman at political rally

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Class Notes: Twitter campaign invites Ellen DeGeneres to Brenau University

Some students at Brenau University have started a hashtag campaign to bring talk-show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres to the school.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services center improving customer service, use of technology

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is improving its technology and customer services, starting in Gainesville.

September 01, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville Domestic Violence Center builds new playground

A Gainesville domestic violence center recently built a playground to help families feel more at ease while living at the shelter and transitional housing.

September 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ dangerous summer affects rescuers

Flames burst out of the house as Hall County firefighter John Waldrop responded to one of the more difficult calls of his career.

August 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


School district offices support schools behind the scenes

Education happens in the classroom, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes.

August 31, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


From Ferguson to North Georgia, today's police resemble the military

August 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Rideshare lot goes unused

A Georgia Rideshare lot off Exit 17 at Interstate 985 has become more of a truck terminal and homeless haven than a commuter parking lot five years after it was built.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 charged with drug possession in North Hall

Two people were arrested and charged by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad with several charges linked to possession of drugs.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cookout gathers community to support injured firefighters

Smoke rose Saturday from the Lowe's parking lot, but the Hall County fire department was already on the scene.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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