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Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison in murder case

Billy D. Nicely was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of two counts of felony murder, one count of cruelty to a child in the first degree and one count of aggravated assault.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ga. revenue chief says he will be replaced

State Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham has told his employees he will be replaced, preempting an official announcement from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tax proposals being debated

The focus is on taxes as lawmakers plan to make up the $1.5 billion hole in the state's budget in January.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Lion chaser’ honored

Wednesday was a celebration of Lt. Art Jetton's life.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Student OK after being hit by Hall school bus

A kindergarten student is recovering at home today after being hit by a Hall County school bus Wednesday morning.

December 16, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students raise money to buy presents for foster children

For children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, the holiday season can be a difficult time.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Demolition gets closer for old public safety building

Gainesville motorists will see a large fence go up today around the city's old public safety building on Jesse Jewell Parkway as demolition starts.

December 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Brenau to offer doctoral degrees

Brenau University will begin accepting doctorate students in August for the first time in its 132-year history.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Tangling with Traffic

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

December 15, 2010 | | Local


Woman hospitalized after stabbing in South Hall

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for a person suspected of stabbing a woman in the stomach this morning at a South Hall home.

December 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Forsyth County official found dead

December 15, 2010 | | Local


Hall fire crews battle Lula mobile home blaze

Firefighters are still working to extinguish a fire that broke out this morning in Lula, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

December 15, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Deliberations begin in child death trial

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Billy D. Nicely, a Hall County man accused of killing his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Extension agent looks forward to new challenges

Many say he has had a lasting effect on the Hall County agricultural industry.

December 14, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tax council chief pushes for larger tax base in Ga.

Georgia should gradually move away from personal income taxes and toward a larger tax base that pays sales taxes, the head of the commission studying the state tax system said Tuesday morning.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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