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Fugitive gets 45 years for child molestation

A Gainesville man who jumped bail during his child molestation trial was captured outside a South Georgia motel with his mother Thursday, six hours after being convicted and sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits donate $700,000 to medical center

Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit have donated $700,000 to the Medical Center Foundation for an entrance garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

March 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Death of Brenau official’s husband shocks campus

The Brenau University campus is still in shock after learning of the sudden death of a beloved employee's husband.

March 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 Gainesville residents charged in robbery

Two people have been charged with a home invasion robbery at a Mountain View Road home, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man jumps bail during rape trial

Lawyers made closing arguments in the rape and child molestation trial of Stevan Russell Senter Wednesday, but he wasn't around to hear them.

March 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Textbooks may fade into the past for Gainesville schools

Most adults can remember pulling out their textbooks to complete homework assignments during their youth. But as technology improves, traditional texts may become a thing of the past.

March 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Atmos rate hike gets a final hearing

The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold one last hearing today before it issues a decision on a proposed rate change for a local natural gas provider.

March 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Prosecutor, task force tackle underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the biggest substance abuse problem in Hall County, according to a community task force.

March 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census can be key in genealogists’ searches

When filling out the 2010 census, few are thinking about how their answers will affect their great-great-grandchildren.

March 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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