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Online prowl for sex with 11-year-old lands man, 63, in prison

A Gainesville man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for using a computer to attempt to entice a child for sexual purposes.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Timely delivery: Superheroes give supplies to Myers Elementary

A few caped North Hall High School students swooped into Myers Elementary School and saved the day by dropping off school supplies to every classroom.

February 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Recession hits hard for cities, businesses in White County

When the economy takes a nosedive and people are afraid to spend money on anything that's not essential, it's bad news for a town whose existence depends on tourism.

February 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Attorney calls motion to add officials to lawsuit ‘ridiculous’

The attorney for the bank suing Gainesville City Center over access rights through the developer's planned hotel and office complex in midtown Gainesville says a motion to add two elected officials to the case is "absolutely ridiculous and totally unfounded."

February 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tadmore teacher dies from injuries in wreck

Students and staff at Tadmore Elementary School are mourning a teacher who died after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident Tuesday afternoon in Braselton.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch High staff member dies following heart surgery

Flowery Branch High School staff member Sherman Childers died Monday as a result of complications from a heart surgery, Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson school officials check out Hall’s plan

Students in Laurie Whitener's kindergarten class at Sugar Hill Elementary School start arriving at 7:15 a.m. As they trickle in, they put their bookbags away and grab breakfast items from the front of the room.

February 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Assisted suicide advocates arrested in Dawson County

Members of a group that supports assisted suicide told a Dawson County man they would help him kill himself, authorities said.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team advances to state competition

The team from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy took first place Saturday in the elementary school division competition of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Statesboro.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sign up to get old appliances hauled off

Got a washed-up washing machine or a defunct dryer? Here's your chance to get rid of it.

February 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rep. Deal differs on ideology in Obama’s address

Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation gave President Barack Obama's address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night a thumbs-up for its style but were less impressed with its substance.

February 25, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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