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Murder trial: Daughter didn't see gun under mom's hand

An 11-year-old girl's testimony in court Tuesday described a scene different from what authorities found when they arrived to investigate the fatal shooting of her mother.

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mundy Mill Road to narrow to one lane at I-985 bridge

As part of an ongoing construction project, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to narrow Mundy Mill Road to one lane in each direction under Interstate 985 tonight and the next two nights.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch to hold public hearing on duplex plans

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children of laid-off teachers can stay in Hall system

The Hall County school board unanimously voted to amend its enrollment policy to allow children of about 100 "displaced" employees to continue attending Hall schools.

March 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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


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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


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ruling leaves area immigrants in limbo

Hall County's Latino communities were left in limbo after a federal judge's ruling last week blocked President Barack Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson High School students improving church playground

Playing in nature is a proven way to improve a child's development.

February 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities search for man in CVS robbery

February 25, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man charged with enticing girl following undercover operation

Authorities arrested a Dahlonega man accused of enticing a child for sexual purposes.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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