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White County man found guilty of murder after lengthy trial

Ending one of the longest criminal trials in the history of White County, a jury found Jonathan Hart guilty of murder Saturday in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

July 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Company installs gym floors the old-fashioned way

JEFFERSON - Although he never attended Jefferson High School or played on its basketball team, Bobby Tippett has a strong connection to the hardwood floors in the school's gym.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pets, bikers unite for a good cause

Motorcyclists and animal lovers gathered Saturday to raise money for the Hall County Humane Society in its second annual "Ride for Paws" event.

July 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mysterious bank swindle becomes a first novel

Sometimes a story is too good not to write.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Police officers accused of crimes can face tough scrutiny

Local law enforcement has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school set for debut Aug. 11

More than 1,300 Gainesville Middle School students will report to a sparkling new school on Aug. 11.

July 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Planned reservoir could ease water worries in future

A reservoir decades in the making may be crucial for Hall County in light of the recent court ruling on Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court ruling could leave Gainesville short on water

Absent a successful appeal, a negotiated deal or an act of Congress, Gainesville faces the possibility of losing more than half of the water it now draws from Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deal: Health reform needs more time, common ground

While Democrats in Congress worked Friday to salvage a health care reform plan and repair dissension in their ranks, leading Republicans were less than supportive of the majority party's efforts so far.

July 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


DNR assists bear in a pickle

A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pro angler’s talent on display at children’s camp

He scoots toward the fishing pole, pulls it up by the line, props it under his chin and uses his whole body to toss the line.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


White County jury resumes deliberations in murder trial

CLEVELAND - The jury was out in the murder trial of Jonathan Hart on Wednesday. And Thursday. And Friday.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson City Council to take up 2010 budget Monday

The Jefferson City Council will be taking a look at the budget for fiscal year 2010 when it meets for its voting session Monday.

July 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Buyers, vendors benefit from afternoon farmers market sales

Fresh local produce isn't just for early birds anymore.

July 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


War hero, poultry pioneer Ramsey recalled fondly

Philip Wilheit remembers a December day when Wilbur Ramsey returned a tenant's rent payment.

July 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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