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Gang task force busts drug deal at school

Three teens were caught in the midst of a pot deal by plainclothes investigators Tuesday in the parking lot of a Hall County alternative school just before the school opened for the day, authorities said Wednesday.

Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Commander Lt. Scott Ware said gang task force investigators were at Lanier Career Academy on Tumbling Creek Road at about noon Tuesday on an unrelated matter when they saw the marijuana transaction take place in plain view.

March 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Medicare says hospitals must pay for mistakes

Talk about adding insult to injury.

March 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle’s listening sessions to start Friday in Gainesville

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced the first in a series of listening sessions that will be held throughout the state by his field representatives. The first session will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wife: Fugitive husband is no child molester

When Jerry Norman Jones heard early Friday morning that he was wanted by authorities for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond, he told his estranged wife in a phone conversation that he wanted to read the Bible and pray.

At the time, Jones was free on $40,000 bond after being charged with molesting four of his third-grade students at Gainesville Elementary School.

March 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT open houses give people chance to look at Ga. 365, Ga. 400 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled two open house sessions to share the results of a study of the Ga. 365 and Ga. 400 corridors in Northeast Georgia.

March 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Death penalty defendant accused of defacing jail cell

A man against whom prosecutors are seeking the death penalty appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vandalizing jail property.

March 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Castro's resignation could boost poultry exports to Cuba, helping Georgia

With Cuba as the sixth-largest market for U.S. poultry exports, Georgia's agricultural and poultry community is hopeful that a change in Cuba's leadership is a good sign for growth.

March 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Residents with Cuban ties don't expect swift changes on the island

Hall County residents with Cuban ties said they expect President Fidel Castro's resignation to mean little change for the communist island's 11 million residents.

March 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lunar eclipse visible tonight, if weather cooperates

If the clouds aren't too thick tonight, sky watchers are in for a rare treat: A full lunar eclipse with a sideshow to boot.

March 02, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville delays lease plan at airport's industrial park

GAINESVILLE - For the second time, the Gainesville City Council delayed a discussion of a resolution that would agree to a lease of four parcels in the Airport Industrial Park.

March 02, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire department: House on Riverside is total loss

GAINESVILLE -Harris Blackwood normally writes the news. It is unusual for him to be the news.

Yet minutes after fire engines screamed past The Times' offices on Green Street on Tuesday afternoon, Blackwood, community editor at The Times, rushed to the scene.

March 02, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University’s new logo replaces squiggles with portals

GAINESVILLE - Goodbye, squiggly lines. Hello, portals.

March 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A TAD bit of a problem: Hall cities struggle for redevelopment funds after ruling

Gainesville officials aren't the only ones in Hall County left reeling from a state Supreme Court ruling last Monday that is bringing dozens of development projects around the state to a halt.

March 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Scholarship banquet planned for Saturday

The Fourth Annual L. A. Waters Scholarship Banquet is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday in Gainesville State College's Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center.

March 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lane closures set for I-985

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have to close lanes on Interstate 985 overnight next week in order to set beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge.

March 01, 2008 | | Local


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Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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