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Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison in murder case

Billy D. Nicely was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of two counts of felony murder, one count of cruelty to a child in the first degree and one count of aggravated assault.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ga. revenue chief says he will be replaced

State Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham has told his employees he will be replaced, preempting an official announcement from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tax proposals being debated

The focus is on taxes as lawmakers plan to make up the $1.5 billion hole in the state's budget in January.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Lion chaser’ honored

Wednesday was a celebration of Lt. Art Jetton's life.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Student OK after being hit by Hall school bus

A kindergarten student is recovering at home today after being hit by a Hall County school bus Wednesday morning.

December 16, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students raise money to buy presents for foster children

For children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, the holiday season can be a difficult time.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Demolition gets closer for old public safety building

Gainesville motorists will see a large fence go up today around the city's old public safety building on Jesse Jewell Parkway as demolition starts.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Brenau to offer doctoral degrees

Brenau University will begin accepting doctorate students in August for the first time in its 132-year history.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Tangling with Traffic

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

December 15, 2010 | | Local


Woman hospitalized after stabbing in South Hall

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for a person suspected of stabbing a woman in the stomach this morning at a South Hall home.

December 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Forsyth County official found dead

December 15, 2010 | | Local


Hall fire crews battle Lula mobile home blaze

Firefighters are still working to extinguish a fire that broke out this morning in Lula, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

December 15, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Deliberations begin in child death trial

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Billy D. Nicely, a Hall County man accused of killing his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Extension agent looks forward to new challenges

Many say he has had a lasting effect on the Hall County agricultural industry.

December 14, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tax council chief pushes for larger tax base in Ga.

Georgia should gradually move away from personal income taxes and toward a larger tax base that pays sales taxes, the head of the commission studying the state tax system said Tuesday morning.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG forum addresses immigration issues

What should immigrants do if ICE agents come knocking at the door or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies

April 26, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Jefferson Police, GBI investigating body found on I-85

A Georgia Department of Transportation employee found a dead man with a gunshot wound to the head in a car Wednesday along Interstate 85 in ...

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

April 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

April 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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