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Court upholds life sentences for man convicted in shooting deaths

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for Ignacio Vergara, who was convicted in 2008 for a drug-related double murder in Hall County.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portable hospital drill prepares health officials for emergencies

After getting their orders, crews quickly began setting up a portable hospital Monday morning.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall cuts 4 days from school calendar

Hall County Schools will see four fewer school days next year as teachers face eight furlough days.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No new taxes for Flowery Branch planned in budget

Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Special mats, booms could help with Gulf oil spill

Officials at a Gainesville company say they have products that could help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico - they just need to get in touch with the right people to get the products there.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Woman has no claim to inheritance, state's top court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a local court's ruling that the estate of one of Hall County's biggest landowners should not be shared with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock.

May 18, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Ashley Fielding ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Parents say Enota roof work is a health hazard

At the Gainesville City Schools board meeting Monday night, angry parents demanded to know why their children were being exposed to hazardous fumes.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CVB to shut down welcome center on I-985

The welcome center off Interstate 985 may soon be no more.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Couple shears alpacas to help soak up Gulf oil

Who knew alpaca fur soaks up oil?

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Violations, and fines, decreasing in Gainesville

The number of people who faced Judge Hammond Law for driving without a license peaked in the first quarter of 2007, when an average of more than 100 a month came into Gainesville Municipal Court to answer to the charge.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lake group set to hold annual meeting Tuesday

Lake Lanier Association plans to hold its annual membership meeting Tuesday night at Lakeview Center at 2057 Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County.

May 16, 2010 | | Local


ReStore shop expands at new location

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has expanded into a new location off of Skelton Road.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Financial classes offered for Head Start parents

A regional micro-lender has partnered with Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. to provide financial education courses to parents of Head Start students.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends of the Parks holds 14th annual butterfly release

Some insects make you run out of the room in search of a fly swatter.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Dressed to kill, aimed to heal: Hope and Healing gala funds family service needs

The ninth annual Gala for Hope and Healing benefitting the Children's Center for Hope and Healing was a scene straight from the Roaring '20s ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Search continues for missing male on Lake Lanier

The search effort for a man missing on Lake Lanier since Friday continued Saturday night, officials said.

August 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Night of Awareness event offers aid to hungry children, sex trade workers

The third annual Night of Awareness event was held Saturday, at First Baptist Church to support the SS Revolution Ministries and to help raise money ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Child transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into home in East Hall

A vehicle crashing into a home overnight Saturday in East Hall County sent a child to the hospital with injuries and caused extensive damage to ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police to offer active shooter response seminar

Following some high-profile shooting events around the country, Gainesville Police will host a civilian response seminar Wednesday on how to respond in these dangerous situations.

August 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents can share a cage with sheltered pets at Humane Society fundraiser

Have you ever wanted to see your friends, family or community leaders locked in a cage for hours on end? Thanks to the Humane Society ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Making a big splash for domestic violence victims

More than 100 people came out Friday to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville for the Family Splash Bash, a fundraiser for the Gateway ...

August 12, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Police release clothing description connected to bones found along I-985

Gwinnett County Police on Friday released information about clothing connected to a woman's skull and bones found July 29 along Interstate 985 in Buford.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


10 arrested during undercover prostitution, drug investigation

Ten arrests were made by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Thursday during an undercover prostitution and drug investigation.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Victims from Wednesday's fatal wreck identified as North Carolina residents

The two people who died in a wreck Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 were from Lincolnton, N.C., the Georgia State Patrol said in an ...

August 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘We’re all behind her:’ Chestatee High watches, celebrates Jenny Arthur’s Olympic moment

Students at Chestatee High School spent the last hour of the school day Friday on the edge of their seats in front of screens throughout ...

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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