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Murder defendant says girlfriend shot herself

Solomon "Troy" Hester called 911 in tears, telling an operator, "my girl just shot herself."

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Vermont students spend spring break with children with disabilities

Instead of going to Cancun, Miami or some other fun-filled vacation spot, a group of students from the University of Vermont have driven down to Northeast Georgia for an "alternative" spring break.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega Rite Aid opens temporary pharmacy

DAHLONEGA - A mobile pharmacy has been set up in the parking lot of the Rite Aid pharmacy at 566 E. Main St.

March 09, 2009 | | Local


Jefferson City Council takes on noise complaints

JEFFERSON - Noise levels in Jefferson have raised several issues for the Jefferson City Council.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood council OKs new sign law

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a much-debated and twice-revised amendment to the city's sign ordinance, changes that set controls on banners.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in Banks County theft

A 19-year-old Gainesville man was arrested Friday in connection with a Banks County theft.

March 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three are arrested in separate drug cases

Two Cleveland men have been arrested after police say they found them in possession of $4,000 worth of prescription painkillers.

March 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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


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Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State's education fund gets record lottery payout

The Georgia Lottery Corp. last week reported its largest single-year transfer to the state's education fund, which supports financial aid for pre-kindergarten and higher education students.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Great War’ remembered, 100 years later

The 29 names inscribed on the American Legion plaque proclaim the Hall County troops' "ultimate sacrifice" in World War I, but their stories are tucked away in state records from the era.

July 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s child well-being rank improves slightly

Data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its Kids Count Data Book rank Georgia as 42nd in the nation for child well-being.

July 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New nonprofit helps parents grieving over loss of child

Gainesville resident Deana Martin-Owens knows all too well the grief from losing a child is often debilitating and not many know what to do with it.

July 27, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Your tax Q&A: Officials answer questions about appeals

Several Hall County residents who are appealing the reassessments of their lakefront home values have raised questions about that process.

July 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Overdoses down, drug-related deaths up in Hall

Though overdoses are down, Hall County has experienced a comparatively higher number of drug-related deaths through July on the heels of varying substance-abuse initiatives.

July 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Martial arts champs of all ages compete in Riverside event

The clanking of metals and cracks of splitting wood filled Riverside Military Academy's Curtis Hall Gym on Saturday as Riverside played host to the 2014 National Championships martial arts event for the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation.

July 27, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Area schools brace for Central American refugee kids

Area school officials say they don't know how many refugee students, if any, will enter local schools this year but they are prepared to teach them as they would any others.

July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville boy to help raise $1M for cancer research at Care-A-Thon

A Gainesville boy will be participating in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's annual Care-A-Thon to raise over $1 million for cancer research.

July 26, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


South Hall flooding case goes to US court

The case involving two Flowery Branch business owners seeking damages for their flooded property has been moved to U.S. District Court, with both parties filing disclosures this week.

July 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Rogers named co-chairman of Georgia House committee

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been named co-chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives' Role of Federal Government in Education Study Committee.

July 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Philanthropist of Year nominations sought

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Immersive summer studies teach languages differently

Every summer, students from around the world come to Dahlonega to immerse themselves in weeks of all-day, immersive study of foreign languages - but they don't begin their day with classes.

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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