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Online prowl for sex with 11-year-old lands man, 63, in prison

A Gainesville man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for using a computer to attempt to entice a child for sexual purposes.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Timely delivery: Superheroes give supplies to Myers Elementary

A few caped North Hall High School students swooped into Myers Elementary School and saved the day by dropping off school supplies to every classroom.

February 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Recession hits hard for cities, businesses in White County

When the economy takes a nosedive and people are afraid to spend money on anything that's not essential, it's bad news for a town whose existence depends on tourism.

February 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Attorney calls motion to add officials to lawsuit ‘ridiculous’

The attorney for the bank suing Gainesville City Center over access rights through the developer's planned hotel and office complex in midtown Gainesville says a motion to add two elected officials to the case is "absolutely ridiculous and totally unfounded."

February 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tadmore teacher dies from injuries in wreck

Students and staff at Tadmore Elementary School are mourning a teacher who died after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident Tuesday afternoon in Braselton.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch High staff member dies following heart surgery

Flowery Branch High School staff member Sherman Childers died Monday as a result of complications from a heart surgery, Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson school officials check out Hall’s plan

Students in Laurie Whitener's kindergarten class at Sugar Hill Elementary School start arriving at 7:15 a.m. As they trickle in, they put their bookbags away and grab breakfast items from the front of the room.

February 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Assisted suicide advocates arrested in Dawson County

Members of a group that supports assisted suicide told a Dawson County man they would help him kill himself, authorities said.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team advances to state competition

The team from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy took first place Saturday in the elementary school division competition of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Statesboro.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sign up to get old appliances hauled off

Got a washed-up washing machine or a defunct dryer? Here's your chance to get rid of it.

February 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rep. Deal differs on ideology in Obama’s address

Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation gave President Barack Obama's address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night a thumbs-up for its style but were less impressed with its substance.

February 25, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds brave the rain for babies in March of Dimes event

Even with a chance of rain, more than 400 people took part in the March for Babies Walk on Saturday at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

April 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Kubota expansion moving forward

Gainesville-based Rochester & Associates has been authorized to complete design and engineering for a public road accessing Kubota Manufacturing of America's new facility planned in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

April 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School's Maddie Woodard overcomes heart condition

When Madelynn "Maddie" Woodard was 6 years old, she would tell her parents she was having a heart attack.

April 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cirque Italia delights audience; continues today and Sunday

Aerial acts, optical illusions, musical clowns and a mermaid delighted the audience Friday at Cirque Italia, a European-style circus performance over a stage holding 35,000 gallons of water.

April 17, 2015 | | Local


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