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5-minute ruling: Jury says death penalty defendant competent to stand trial

It took a jury less than five minutes to decide that a man accused of abducting, raping and strangling a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sellers, shoppers happy that DOT restarted work in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - W. Sam Dixon's business is like an aging boxer who has taken a steady share of blows to the jaw over the years.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County, feds, private firm reach deal on old jail

It's not every day in the midst of a recession that a company comes to town with 160 jobs and a $7.5 million payroll.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This knock is no joke. Accurate census key to funding

Opening the door when a U.S. Census field representative knocks may be more important than you think.

It could make the difference between your community getting some extra federal funds, or not.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local surplus store opens second location

Dave Goodridge considers himself to be a recycler.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Super Speeder’ bill up for vote today

A proposal to tack an extra $200 onto the speeding tickets of Georgia's worst offenders is by no means a shoo-in for approval.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood takes another crack at sign regulation

Banners return to the Oakwood City Council agenda tonight.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Leftover Pets low-cost spaying, neutering clinics help curb pet overpopulation

Six to 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

March 08, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Experts say mending thyself might not be good doctoring

Is "do-it-yourself" an effective strategy for health care?

March 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson High JROTC team needs money to fight for championship

JEFFERSON - A Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC team has been presented with an opportunity of a lifetime, but they need an extra boost to reach it.

March 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pastor recalls slain Illinois preacher

A pastor gunned down during a service at his Illinois church this morning "was just a great, humble guy who loved the Lord, his family and his church very much," said a Gainesville pastor who had known him since 2003.

The Rev. Fred Winters of First Baptist Church in Maryville and the Rev. Jon Beck of New Holland Baptist Church, which is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, met at a 2003 leadership conference in Indianapolis.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Honor our fallen heroes by running

HOSCHTON - Since fighting began in Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 5,000 U.S. troops have lost their lives, 144 from Georgia.

March 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary teacher receives state honor

Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Neusa Wendt has been honored with the Georgia Association for Gifted Children's Mary Frasier Equity & Excellence Award.

March 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST could help pay off county's sewer loans

It is often said that sewer is the engine for economic development. But sewer doesn't come cheap.

March 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


One for the books: Enota second in state reading bowl

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reading bowl team took home a second-place trophy Saturday in the state championship bowl.

March 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Officials: No major fireworks incidents this July 4

Fire exploded in the sky for hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, but Hall County residents stayed safe beneath the celebratory fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Kindergartener Addi Bales is home and cancer-free

After 32 chemo infusions, 18 blood transfusions, seven tube placements and four surgeries, during a total four months of in-hospital stay, 6-year-old Addi Bales is home and cancer-free.

July 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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