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Longtime Gainesville police chief Hoyt Henry dead at age 86

Hoyt Herschel Henry, who served as chief of the Gainesville Police Department from 1952 to 1971, died Friday following an extended illness. He was 86.

March 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall divers recover gun believed used in murder of Gwinnett deputy, her daughters

A diver with the Hall County Sheriff's office Friday morning recovered the handgun believed to be used in a Thursday night triple shooting that claimed the life of a Gwinnett County deputy and her two daughters.

March 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DA wants to review Clark’s letters to husband

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh confirmed Friday he is looking into whether letters Lisa Clark purportedly wrote to her teenage husband from prison were a violation of the terms of her sentence.

March 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber wants Gainesville money for greener I-985 gateways

On more than one occasion, Gainesville City Council members have indicated their intentions to clean up "gateways" into the city.

March 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Four Lanier Tech students vie for top spot in state

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semifinalists for the Technical College System of Georgia's top student.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Enota seeks Reading Bowl glory Saturday in Athens

They've had to devour details in the books they read. On Saturday, they'll have to be equally skilled in pressing a buzzer.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tree buffer helps sway shopping center opponents

Hall County commissioners approved the rezoning of a 9.86-acre tract on Old Winder Highway on Thursday to pave the way for a shopping center area residents once vehemently opposed.

March 10, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County schools fare well on End of Course Tests

The Hall County school system met or exceeded standards in seven of eight content areas on End of Course Tests administered this past winter.

March 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Court rules statement in, cocaine out

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled this week that a Hall County death penalty defendant's initial statement to investigators about a drug-related double murder is admissible in court, but a large amount of cocaine seized two days later is not.

The split decision left both the prosecution and defense in the long-pending case of Ignacio Vergara, 26, with rulings in their favor.

March 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Strong storms hit Forsyth County

Rita David said she's ready to move into a house without a tree in sight after an early morning squall Tuesday sent a large oak crashing through the bedroom of her home in south Forsyth County.

March 09, 2008 | By Jim Dean Times regional staff | Local


Residents warm up to transit agency’s proposed changes

GAINESVILLE - Most of the people who attended Tuesday's public transit meeting indicated that they can get behind the proposed changes to Hall Area Transit.

March 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Women’s health clinic reopens

Despite a few setbacks, a small clinic is continuing to provide women's health services at a Gainesville housing project.

March 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


STAR students name their influences

GAINESVILLE - Students from Brenau and Riverside Military academies were honored today as Gainesville-Hall County winners in the state Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Program.

March 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way volunteers celebrate 60 years of service

More than 340 people arrived at the Gainesville Civic Center for a luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of United Way of Hall County and to honor the thousands of Hall County volunteers who have contributed their time and money to the agency since its inception in 1948.

March 09, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Stork delivers more jobs

Stork Gamco, the Gainesville-based manufacturer of food processing equipment, primarily for the poultry industry, has announced an expansion at its Gainesville plant.

March 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Artists share works at annual Art in the Square

A picture-perfect Saturday greeted visitors as area artists set up shop in the downtown Gainesville square for the 11th annual Art in the Square festival.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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