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Lawyer claims judge could decide client’s competency

The decision on whether a man accused of raping and killing a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial likely will be made next month.Whether that decision is made by a judge or a jury remains to be seen.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hoschton residents load up against firing range

HOSCHTON - Noise from a firing range in Braselton has upset several local residents, and they voiced their concerns this week at a Hoschton City Council meeting.

February 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Club to put harassment in spotlight

Some students will be getting a lesson Saturday on where it's appropriate to touch or be touched.

February 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former city manager hired as Colquitt County administrator

Former Gainesville city manager Bryan Shuler, who left the city amid an investigation of sexual harassment, has been hired as administrator for Colquitt County in South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library patrons ‘clamoring’ for ParkPasses

Before you pack up for a trip to a state park or historic site, you may want to stop by your local library first.

February 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


More charges in Forsyth fire could come today

A woman who lost her house in suspicious fire Jan. 18 could be charged in connection with the blaze as early as today, authorities said.

February 05, 2009 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


WSB-TV reluctantly accepts new deadline

The manager of one Atlanta TV station says local broadcasters will comply with Congress' decision to postpone the digital TV transition until June, but he isn't happy about it.

February 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rep. Deal joins House panel probing salmonella outbreak from peanut plant

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Gainesville Republican, is one of two Georgians on a House subcommittee that will hear testimony next week regarding the salmonella outbreak that is believed to have originated from a peanut processing plant in Blakely.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville plans for ‘new normal’ for economy

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett told members of the City Council Thursday that it may be a while before the economy returns to normal. And when that happens, there is likely to be a new measure of normal.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National Guard troops travel to Louisiana for training

"One more time. Sound off when I call your name."

February 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local




Forsyth officials suspect homeowner in arson

CUMMING - A woman arrested on drug charges Wednesday has also been named as a suspect in the Jan. 18 fire that destroyed her five-bedroom home near Lake Lanier.

February 05, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Square work waits for warmer weather

Cleveland plans to remove underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Mountain Man’ Don Bryant pulls the pork from his business

FLOWERY BRANCH - The brown Ford bus sits parked, like it has for the past 17 years, on the corner of Atlanta Highway near the railroad tracks.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Crawford Long museum delays reopening

The renovation of the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has turned into a larger endeavor than was originally expected.

February 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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