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Lawyer claims judge could decide client’s competency

The decision on whether a man accused of raping and killing a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial likely will be made next month.Whether that decision is made by a judge or a jury remains to be seen.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hoschton residents load up against firing range

HOSCHTON - Noise from a firing range in Braselton has upset several local residents, and they voiced their concerns this week at a Hoschton City Council meeting.

February 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Club to put harassment in spotlight

Some students will be getting a lesson Saturday on where it's appropriate to touch or be touched.

February 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former city manager hired as Colquitt County administrator

Former Gainesville city manager Bryan Shuler, who left the city amid an investigation of sexual harassment, has been hired as administrator for Colquitt County in South Georgia.

February 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library patrons ‘clamoring’ for ParkPasses

Before you pack up for a trip to a state park or historic site, you may want to stop by your local library first.

February 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


More charges in Forsyth fire could come today

A woman who lost her house in suspicious fire Jan. 18 could be charged in connection with the blaze as early as today, authorities said.

February 05, 2009 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


WSB-TV reluctantly accepts new deadline

The manager of one Atlanta TV station says local broadcasters will comply with Congress' decision to postpone the digital TV transition until June, but he isn't happy about it.

February 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rep. Deal joins House panel probing salmonella outbreak from peanut plant

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Gainesville Republican, is one of two Georgians on a House subcommittee that will hear testimony next week regarding the salmonella outbreak that is believed to have originated from a peanut processing plant in Blakely.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville plans for ‘new normal’ for economy

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett told members of the City Council Thursday that it may be a while before the economy returns to normal. And when that happens, there is likely to be a new measure of normal.

February 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National Guard troops travel to Louisiana for training

"One more time. Sound off when I call your name."

February 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local




Forsyth officials suspect homeowner in arson

CUMMING - A woman arrested on drug charges Wednesday has also been named as a suspect in the Jan. 18 fire that destroyed her five-bedroom home near Lake Lanier.

February 05, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Square work waits for warmer weather

Cleveland plans to remove underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Mountain Man’ Don Bryant pulls the pork from his business

FLOWERY BRANCH - The brown Ford bus sits parked, like it has for the past 17 years, on the corner of Atlanta Highway near the railroad tracks.

February 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Crawford Long museum delays reopening

The renovation of the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has turned into a larger endeavor than was originally expected.

February 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Teen sustains minor injuries after being hit by vehicle

A 16-year-old female was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Atlanta Highway, Oakwood police officials said.

September 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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