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Woman who poisoned 2 with antifreeze dies

A woman serving life sentences for the antifreeze poisoning deaths of her Forsyth County firefighter boyfriend and her husband has died, officials said.

August 30, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Race to the Top raises questions locally

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is reviewing the state's winning Race to the Top application, and she thinks the school district will be just fine.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI looking into 3-year-old’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found dead in his home Sunday morning.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Art in the Square builds on its successes, readies for 7th year

On Monday afternoon, Art in the Square officials were busy painting a banner to advertise the upcoming seventh annual festival.

August 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville moves forward on pedestrian bridge

Gainesville is preparing to move forward on a pedestrian bridge spanning heavily traveled Jesse Jewell Parkway.

August 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


AAA: Labor Day weekend travel should include pet restraints

This weekend, a similar scene will play out across the country as folks gear up for Labor Day weekend road trips.

August 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ag race debate could focus on organic foods

Sustainable agriculture groups have seized on the opportunity of the first open agriculture commissioner seat in more than 40 years.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Literacy program off to good start

Four weeks into the school year, 60 students are already becoming bilingual.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Emergency preparedness training set

Most people may associate September with Labor Day, but for first responders, the month has extra significance.

August 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wine, music and dancing featured at Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - What began as a community event to showcase Georgia wines 14 years ago has grown into the international Vineyard Fest at Château Élan.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Western Jackson County may get own Relay event

BRASELTON - The possibility that residents in western Jackson County will have a Relay for Life event of their own next year is looking like a done deal.

August 29, 2010 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood plans revival for roads

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 effort to pave short sections of several city roads.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students use the web, photos to map Gainesville of old

Gainesville State College students are getting their hands on history that occurred here in Gainesville.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall gets a boost to recycling with grant

Hall County is going green with two new environmental initiatives.

August 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Information lacking in 2006 slaying

More than four years ago, Raul Rodriguez got in a fight, and it ended in his death.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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