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Jury convicts Winder man in Forsyth arson case

A Winder man will serve 10 years in prison for helping his former girlfriend torch her northeastern Forsyth home as part of an alleged insurance scam.

April 22, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tennis players, Brenau rally for breast cancer cure

For Karen Rabb, Rally for the Cure is a cause she holds dear.

April 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students immerse themselves in language program

A group of students at North Georgia College & State University will spend a month on campus, walking, talking, living and breathing Chinese - or Arabic, Russian or Spanish, as the case may be.

April 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seniors help students plot their future

It's one thing to read about something in a textbook, but it's quite another to hear firsthand accounts from people who have lived it.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Schools try unique methods to take pressure off CRCT testing

When it comes down to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, one week of testing can define an entire year for a school.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County drug-screen lab aims to keep participants honest

Every morning, people line up to give drug-screen samples inside a nondescript building a block from the sheriff's office on Main Street.

April 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City delays budget talks over garbage

Gainesville officials are holding off on a discussion of next year's budget for its trash collection service until they gather more information about its future.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville will conduct tax audit

Gainesville officials are making sure they're getting all the taxes they are owed - at least, all the alcoholic beverage and hotel/motel taxes.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High School class ring comes full circle

All Stephanie Moore wanted was a paperclip.

April 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Private trash service might be an option

Gainesville officials say they plan to explore private trash collection for residents in the next few months.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volcano affecting European skies is touching local lives

For those hoping to travel soon to Europe, everything is up in the air - quite literally.

April 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man hurt after four-wheeler collides with truck

A Lula man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday night after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler.

April 20, 2010 | | Local


Sheriff’s office duo offers solace, service

Bimbo Brewer is one of the first people who crime victims and witnesses turn to when they ask "why?"

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital awards its crucial volunteers

They may not be on the payroll, but Northeast Georgia Medical Center's volunteers play an important role at the hospital.

April 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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