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Morris on the mend from injuries

Family, friends and colleagues of Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris hope he'll be able to come back to Gainesville soon after spending two weeks in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital following a devastating crash on his motorized scooter.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


On the line from Afghanistan: Husband and stepson

JEFFERSON - When her phone rang at 4:30 a.m. recently, Jana Hamrick didn't know who to expect on the other end.

June 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's camp gives kids advance warning about drugs, gangs

For 12-year-old Ansley Garrison, getting a chance to sit inside the cockpit of an Army National Guard helicopter Wednesday was "awesome."

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brown Street getting long-awaited repairs

Brown Street is finally getting a face-lift after years of attempts to get the road fixed.

June 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coalition schedules public forum tonight about Lake Lanier

A Lake Lanier advocacy group plans to hold a public forum tonight to provide updates on a couple of key initiatives.

June 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville ready to set height limits on lawn growth

Get out your yardsticks.

June 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Student training gets pooches doghouses made to order

Some lucky pooches from the Humane Society of Hall County will go from rags to riches when they get a doghouse made by Hall County middle schoolers.

June 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Court upholds child porn conviction of Gainesville doctor

A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction and sentence of a Gainesville anesthesiologist serving a 35-year prison term on child pornography charges.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime Kiwanian Ridley, 96, will be buried Wednesday

Funeral services are scheduled today for the 96-year-old Cleveland man who died Saturday from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Gainesville.

June 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal stimulus road projects in Hall could start in August

Contracts have been awarded for two Hall County road projects being funded with federal stimulus money.

June 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville's million-dollar winner will stay on the job

Donnie Grant is a lucky man. During a stop at a gas station, he bought a few scratch-off lottery tickets and found the $1 million ticket.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville braces for budget cuts

The Gainesville City Council will hold the first hearing on the city's budget plans for fiscal year 2010 tonight, and while most proposals include cuts in spending, the budget does include some expansion of services and proposed rate increases for city residents.

June 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Energy grant gives Hall $762K for efficiency

Hall County may soon become a model for energy efficiency.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system may cut pay, dental insurance to hire more teachers

The Gainesville school system is considering hiring more teachers and making cuts to its employee dental program as board members try to pin down a tentative budget by Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trial begins for ex-Tech student accused in terror conspiracy

As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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