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Online prowl for sex with 11-year-old lands man, 63, in prison

A Gainesville man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for using a computer to attempt to entice a child for sexual purposes.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Timely delivery: Superheroes give supplies to Myers Elementary

A few caped North Hall High School students swooped into Myers Elementary School and saved the day by dropping off school supplies to every classroom.

February 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Recession hits hard for cities, businesses in White County

When the economy takes a nosedive and people are afraid to spend money on anything that's not essential, it's bad news for a town whose existence depends on tourism.

February 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Attorney calls motion to add officials to lawsuit ‘ridiculous’

The attorney for the bank suing Gainesville City Center over access rights through the developer's planned hotel and office complex in midtown Gainesville says a motion to add two elected officials to the case is "absolutely ridiculous and totally unfounded."

February 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tadmore teacher dies from injuries in wreck

Students and staff at Tadmore Elementary School are mourning a teacher who died after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident Tuesday afternoon in Braselton.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch High staff member dies following heart surgery

Flowery Branch High School staff member Sherman Childers died Monday as a result of complications from a heart surgery, Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson school officials check out Hall’s plan

Students in Laurie Whitener's kindergarten class at Sugar Hill Elementary School start arriving at 7:15 a.m. As they trickle in, they put their bookbags away and grab breakfast items from the front of the room.

February 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Assisted suicide advocates arrested in Dawson County

Members of a group that supports assisted suicide told a Dawson County man they would help him kill himself, authorities said.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team advances to state competition

The team from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy took first place Saturday in the elementary school division competition of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Statesboro.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sign up to get old appliances hauled off

Got a washed-up washing machine or a defunct dryer? Here's your chance to get rid of it.

February 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rep. Deal differs on ideology in Obama’s address

Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation gave President Barack Obama's address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night a thumbs-up for its style but were less impressed with its substance.

February 25, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


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