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Hilton warrant wasn’t in database

A federal judge in Gainesville signed a warrant for Gary Hilton's arrest last February, but when U.S. Forest officials in Florida stopped his van in November, they found no record of the warrant.

Within two weeks of that traffic stop in the Apalachicola National Forest, a woman Hilton is suspected of killing vanished, later turning up decapitated.

January 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Bank donates bikes to Boys & Girls Clubs

It wasn't Christmas, but Friday afternoon still made for a perfect day to ride a new bike.

Regions Bank donated 150 bicycles to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County during a student assembly on Friday afternoon at the club.

January 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


What’s up at Uptown Fitness?

Marreon Tyre rose early on Jan. 2, braving the crisp, winter morning as she walked up to the doors of Uptown Fitness for a 6 a.m. aerobics class.

But those doors were locked.

January 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


NGCSU parking deck nearly completed

DAHLONEGA --- The company building a 236-space parking deck at North Georgia College & State University held a "topping out" party Friday to mark the project coming to an end.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Baker applauds MySpace's move to protect young users

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker applauded MySpace's decision to take steps to protect youngsters from sexual predators and bullies, including searching for ways to verify users' ages.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Head of Austrian group of landowners dies in skiing accident

The head of an Austrian family group that is one of the largest landowners in Hall County has died as a result of injuries suffered in a skiing accident.

Clemens Goess-Saurau, 52, was killed Jan. 10 in Austria. Goess-Saurau represented the interests of the Mayr-Melnhof family, which owns the 7,000-acre Glades Woodland Farms in North Hall County.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia attorney general: Follow MLK's example, change the world

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker exhorted Brenau University audience members Thursday afternoon to act on Martin Luther King Jr.'s example and do their part to improve society.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecasters call for 'snow accumulation'

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Here we snow again: Snow likely, but how much?

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

Are you ready for a white weekend? The National Weather Service says its possible.

January 29, 2008 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Murder suspect’s second van found

The GBI found suspected serial killer Gary Hilton's old van at a Habersham County scrap yard Friday, but what evidence they might get from the vehicle, broken down and abandoned since late 2005, remains questionable.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apalachicola sues to get more water from Lake Lanier

The city of Apalachicola, Fla., has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jury to start deciding if mother beat child

A jury could decide today whether a young Gainesville mother is guilty of beating her 2-year-old daughter nearly to death, then withholding medical treatment overnight.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Melted snowfall eases drought better than rain

When it comes to drought relief, snow has a slight edge over rain.

January 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Centerpoint mentors, in it for the long haul, honored Thursday

When Okema Washington first moved to Gainesville from New York, she wanted to make sure her son, Jakhai, had a positive male influence in his life.

January 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Brenau, top Chinese university agree to joint program

Brenau University has struck an agreement with a top Chinese university to bring a steady flow of Chinese students to Gainesville.

October 25, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officers train on simulator for dangers on the road

A call for a carjacking comes over the radio, and Sgt. Steve Carey with the Hall County Sheriff's Office turns on the siren. Negotiating quick turns in following the suspect, Carey tails the perpetrator without ever leaving the Allen Creek Training Center.

October 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Strong home sales, new construction trending in local real estate market

October 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Election polls open today in Hall County

Early Saturday voting will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Hall County Elections Office, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville.

October 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Aloha spirit’ meets Southern hospitality

When deciding where to build an expansion of the King's Hawaiian facilities, the initial thought was to place the second building outside of Georgia.

October 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Accused gunman indicted in Gainesville apartment shooting

The accused gunman in the Aug. 15 shooting of two women at Atlanta Street Apartments was indicted Wednesday on nine counts.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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


How Gainesville schools are changing 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


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

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


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