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Man pleads guilty in 2008 home invasion murder

A man whose addiction to drugs led him from a life of privilege to the murder of a West Hall homeowner during a burglary tearfully apologized after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court on Friday.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tainted asphalt forces repaving on Lake Lanier Islands

BUFORD - The president of one of the state's largest highway contracting firms says his company will need to repave a stretch of Ga. 60 and internal roads at Lake Lanier Islands because of contaminated asphalt.

February 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mount Vernon dedicates new playground, memorial garden

More than 100 students and parents of Mount Vernon Elementary School planted 27 trees Friday in celebration of Arbor Day at the grand opening of the school's renovated playground.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs names football star ‘Youth of the Year’

A Gainesville High School junior has been named as Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

February 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher applicants get a taste of Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City School System is giving prospective employees a taste of what life is actually like in the town.

February 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Enota elementary vies for reading bowl gold

For the past two years, a team of readers from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has placed third in the state at the annual Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Daddies, daughters dance night away

It's not every day that a man has the chance to dance with a beautiful young lady, but girls and their fathers danced the night away Thursday.

February 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Developers assert Midtown project’s viability

A legal spat over a right to access the Regions Operations Center through a planned Midtown Gainesville development has halted progress, the developers of City View Center say.

February 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latino leaders to gather Saturday at Gainesville State College

People with common interests in the future of Latinos in Georgia will gather Saturday at Gainesville State College to discuss, debate, learn and connect.

February 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bank economist foresees 3rd-quarter recovery

FLOWERY BRANCH - An economist for Georgia's largest bank told Hall County officials Thursday that he believes the nation's economy will emerge from the recession in the third quarter of this year.

February 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rotten economy boosts demand for free Safe Kids safety products

The coordinator of Safe Kids of Gainesville-Hall County used to get a couple of calls a week from parents asking about free child car seats.

February 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson officer broke no laws, DA says

A Jefferson police officer has been cleared of any criminal misconduct by the district attorney, but he will not return to regular duty just yet.

February 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts gauge recent rains benefits

If Shakespeare had been around to witness Wednesday night's thunderstorms, he would have described it like this: "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

February 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H team to match its shooting skills against officers

On Saturday, members of the Hall County 4-H BB and rifle team will compete against local law enforcement officers in the 4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge.

February 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Correctional institute escapee captured

A 19-year-old Murrayville armed robbery convict was caught this morning nearly two hours after he escaped from the Hall County Correctional Institute.

February 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Republican party remains optimistic

October 24, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville schools change grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Tumbling Circle rail crossing controversy continues

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville will offer the following workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


More hiring in pipeline as jobless rate drops

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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