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Jury selection begins in death penalty trial

Hall County's first death penalty trial in more than three years began Monday with the start of jury selection that is expected to last at least a week.

August 16, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia revenue collections fall 6.6 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue says state revenue collections for last month fell 6.6 percent from this time last year. Revenue for the first month of the 2008-09 fiscal year totaled $1.2 billion, a decrease of $86.4 million from the same month a year ago.

August 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools: Shifting grade levels will ease overcrowding

Hall County educators fielded few complaints from parents concerned about the district's proposal to shuffle some middle and high school grade levels to different schools in the Flowery Branch area.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wounded deputy in stable condition at Grady

The Hall County deputy who was shot in Lula Monday will face another surgery Wednesday, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

August 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall officials say 4 ramps could be extended

The dwindling number of open boat ramps on Lake Lanier likely will go up after Hall County officials announced at Monday's work session that four ramps could be extended.

August 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect dead, deputy injured in Lula standoff

Monday morning began like any other in Lula.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Kroger store set to open Thursday in South Hall

Grocery competition in South Hall is about to get stiffer.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winder man, 18, drowns in Lake Lanier

The Hall County Sheriff's Office dive team recovered the body of an 18-year-old Winder man in Lake Lanier on Sunday evening after the man had become separated from his friends earlier in the day.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax bills will go out on time

Though Gov. Sonny Perdue is delaying the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant, for now, tax bills will be sent out as usual, said Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols.

August 15, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Johnson High assistant principal making progress after accident

An assistant principal at Johnson High School remained in an Atlanta hospital's intensive care unit Sunday, two days after a one-car wreck on Poplar Springs Road.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pet CPR, first aid class scheduled

The Humane Society of Hall County and the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross are set to hold a pet CPR and first aid class at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. The class will be held at the Adoption Center at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville.

In this four-hour course, participants will learn to recognize an emergency situation for their pet, administer first aid and discover other ways to keep their pet healthy and happy. All participants must preregister. The cost is $35 and checks can be made payable to the American Red Cross.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Government meeting schedule

Public government meetings coming up this week include:

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gator, boats, but still not enough water in Lake Lanier

From an alligator to a big boating bash, Lake Lanier seemed to feature a little of everything last week, except higher water levels.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Owner of landmark Flowery Branch grocery store aims to reopen

The $2.78 per gallon price at the gas pumps is a sure sign that Best Buy Quality Foods has been closed for a while.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Surgery through the belly button limits scars

Imagine surgery with no incisions. It would be like something Dr. McCoy used to do on "Star Trek."

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | 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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