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Gainesville police build database with new fingerprint system

The age-old forensic craft of fingerprint identification just got a 21st century upgrade in Gainesville.

February 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some residents oppose development possibilities

Mike Baker moved nearly a year ago to Bell Drive in South Hall because of the surroundings.

February 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refunds going out for vehicle tax overcharge

Georgia residents with January and February birthdays soon may receive a surprise gift.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


House fire leads to minor injuries

Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation Wednesday after escaping a fire that destroyed their house in North Hall.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Civil rights leader to speak at Brenau

In celebration of Black History Month, several Brenau University student organizations have joined to bring civil rights leader Diane Nash to the school's campus on Thursday.

February 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's office IDs victim in Sunday night shooting

Authorities on Tuesday released the identity of a Snellville man shot to death in a remote North Hall park Sunday night but provided little additional information in the unsolved murder.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lake group may cut back on goals with higher lake level and slipping donations

BUFORD - The future of 1071 Coalition, a Lake Lanier advocacy group, is unclear after the group releases its long-awaited economic impact study this spring.

February 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life without parole in quadruple murder

Some questions surrounding the worst crime in the history of Hoschton likely will remain unanswered after a Jackson County man admitted in court to killing four people, including his two children.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Center expands room, services in new location

The Children's Center for Hope and Healing has moved into a location that doubles its space.

February 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville council says ‘no’ to skateboarding downtown

Gainesville's elected officials took the first step Tuesday toward banning skateboarders from the city's public areas.

February 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teachers eager to learn, add new technology

The media center at Flowery Branch High School was somewhat of an alternate universe Tuesday afternoon.

February 16, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Clermont council will fight for library

The Clermont City Council decided Tuesday it was willing to take any action necessary to keep the North Hall library in Clermont.

February 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-youth pastor sentenced in child molestations

Saying a former Gainesville youth minister's breach of trust will have a lifelong impact on two young men, a judge sentenced the convicted child molester to 18 years in prison Tuesday.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parking deck repaired

Hall County officials have reopened a portion of the county-owned parking deck in downtown Gainesville that had been closed for repairs.

February 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson officials work to remove clerk of court from office

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Friday afternoon to file a petition in Superior Court to remove longtime Clerk of Superior Court Becky McCord from office.

February 15, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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DNR reports no drownings, but BUIs up over last year’s July 4 holiday

For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

July 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain bogs down Cleveland Bypass project

After weekend rains, a Cleveland intersection didn't close Monday as originally scheduled, another setback in construction of the Cleveland Bypass that is already months behind schedule.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Confederate flag stirs reactions with area residents

Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.

July 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drone supporters say ban around Georgia Capitol goes too far

ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

July 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Two UNG students selected for Fulbright scholarships

Two University of North Georgia students were selected for the Fulbright scholarship program from thousands of students across the nation.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia joins 8 other states suing feds over new water regulations

Georgia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are an overreach by the federal government.

July 05, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood RaceTrac getting face-lift

Drivers will be able to fill up their tanks and grab a bite to eat at a remodeled RaceTrac on the corner of Old Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road in September, if things go according to plan.

July 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials: No major fireworks incidents this July 4

Fire exploded in the sky for hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, but Hall County residents stayed safe beneath the celebratory fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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