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Eyewitnesses give their accounts of killing

Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues statement of thanks

June 25, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Glades Reservoir project faces another delay

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.

June 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Blood donations down during summer

As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.

June 25, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: MPO seeks public input on new plan

Hall County's lead transportation planning agency is seeking public input on the organization's proposed Public Participation Plan.

June 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville fire department’s 1st female ranking officer dies

Debbie Truelove, a veteran of the Gainesville Fire Department and the department's first female ranking officer, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.

June 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Execution date set in murder of Dawson County man

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County: Injured dog gets new home

A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.

June 25, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Ports board elects Gainesville's Walters as chairman

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters has been elected chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors, the agency announced Monday.

June 25, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch woman arrested in sex-trafficking sting

A Flowery Branch woman was one of more than 70 Georgia residents arrested in a child sex-trafficking sting.

June 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Friend: Pepper's Market victim bullied defendant

A longtime friend of murder defendant Joseph Scott Williams said he was bullied, demeaned and pushed by the victim.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Clermont day care withdraws appeal of order to close

Authorities have charged the owner and site director of the Clermont day care where a 16-month-old toddler was allegedly burned, and the day care withdrew its appeal of an order to close.

June 25, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch woman qualifies for Senate ballot

ATLANTA - Libertarian candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor qualified Tuesday for the November ballot with the hope their message of small government and fiscal restraint will resonate with voters.

June 24, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press | Local


DOT opens new Ga. 347 stretch

One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.

June 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman faces felony murder charge in stabbing

A Gainesville woman accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death 11 days ago is facing a felony murder charge.

June 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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Scam targets Georgia Power customers

A scam targeting residential and commercial Georgia Power customers in the past week in North Georgia has been reported to law enforcement, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Step right up! The Loomis Bros. Circus rolls into town this weekend

The Loomis Bros. Circus this weekend will be at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center at 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Tickets are available online or at the gate, cash only. Friday's show will be at 7 p.m., and Saturday show hours are 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The show features acrobats, clowns, aerialists and thrill acts as well as elephants and royal Bengal and white Siberian tigers. All seating is general admission. The on-site box office opens one hour before showtimes, and doors open approximately 45 minutes prior to showtimes. Adult tickets are $20 with a $2.09 ...

July 09, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Eyes on the Road: Future roads might accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said he would like to see area road planners consider more than just adding asphalt in future road-widening projects.

July 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Independent in Hall County commissioner’s race fails to qualify

Steven Ellis has called off the dogs.

July 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Test scores show strength in reading, English

The best test scores for Hall County and Gainesville schools were in reading and English/language arts, while the lowest were in math, science and social studies.

July 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire damages Cannon Creek Trail home

A fire did an estimated $75,000 in damage to a home on Cannon Creek Trail in Gainesville, according to Hall County Fire Services.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Smoke from landfill fire may clear soon

A fire at Gainesville Waste and Recycling was still smoldering days after it started, but Hall County Fire Services spokesman Scott Cagle said Tuesday he expected "smoke will greatly improve, if not stop, by tomorrow."

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville revenue bond rating upgraded

Moody's Investors Services, a leading credit rating agency, has upgraded the rating for Gainesville's sewer and water revenue bonds.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


First lesson: Sink or swim

Gainesville's Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a happy place. The day I go, the sun is beaming, children are laughing, and water fountains are splashing.

July 08, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Gainesville police arrest 3 in connection with parking lot robbery

The Gainesville Police Department has arrested three men in connection with an attempt to rob a man of cash at gunpoint in the parking lot of Target on Shallowford Road.

July 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


New dean of health and science professions to start Aug. 1 at UNG

Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr will begin Aug. 1 as dean of the College of Health & Science Professions at the University of North Georgia.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Perdue rolls into South Hall to persuade voters

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston spoke to the South Hall Republican Club last month, and Monday night was Republican rival David Perdue's turn to address local conservatives.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Construction workers bridge the gap

Crews began setting beams Monday for the new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier in Gainesville and will continue today and Wednesday, weather permitting.

July 08, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considering funding for airport study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently approved using $12,500 in SPLOST VI money to pay for a $25,000 study to determine if Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport can handle larger aircraft landing on its runways.

July 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Superintendent pitches strategic plan

In her first public Board of Education meeting Monday, new Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel used iPads to unveil the district's new strategic plan.

July 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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