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Judge delays trial of man accused of killing hikers

ASHEVILLE - A federal judge has again delayed the death penalty trial of a twice-convicted killer who's charged with killing a couple from Hendersonville, N.C., in a national forest.

February 10, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Search-and-rescue team nears completion of training

The Gainesville Fire Department believes it is prepared for the next disaster in Northeast Georgia.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Interview reveals inside the mind of a killer

ATLANTA - "I didn't have, like, the intention of killing a kid," Ryan Brunn told police after he pleaded guilty to molesting a girl, slashing her throat and dumping her body in a trash bin.

February 10, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein | Local


Raccoon is county’s 5th confirmed rabies case

Hall County Animal Control has reported the county's fifth confirmed case of rabies this year, a raccoon caught off Wofford Road in South Hall.

February 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia gets No Child Left Behind waiver

Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how it prepares and evaluates students.

February 10, 2012 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND AARON HALE afielding@gainesvilletimes.com, ahale@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warm winter could cause an early mosquito season

The unseasonably warm temperatures this winter could cause certain insects, like mosquitoes, to come out earlier than normal this year.

February 10, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia Council for the Arts discusses new mission, goals

A group of local artists and arts organization leaders described themselves Thursday as "artist missionaries."

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


US District Magistrate Judge Cole to retire

After nearly 10 years at the helm, Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole has decided to hang up her cloak and retire from her position in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Overgrown Dawson County golf course attracts vermin

More than three years after Gold Creek Golf Club closed, the property's overgrowth and expanding nuisance wildlife population have stirred concern from neighbors.

February 10, 2012 | | Local


White County principal joins race for new US House seat

An elementary school principal from White County has decided to run for Georgia's newest congressional seat.

February 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners promise to overhaul alcohol codes

There are downsides to being dry at a waterside restaurant.

February 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Vera marks 1 year since bridge leap saved her life

Bianca Vera still feels lucky to be alive.

February 09, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Georgia, 9 other states get waiver from No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON - Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

February 09, 2012 | | Local


Several options available for empty I-985 building in Hall County

A new Hall County visitor center still is in the talking stages, but an aging, dust-colored trailer off Interstate 985 that used to be a home for brochure and map distribution could be getting a new home soon.

February 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Milton Martin Toyota may move

Milton Martin Toyota, a mainstay on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, may move to another location, sources confirmed Wednesday.

February 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


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The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

June 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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