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Manslaughter plea brings '97 drive-by case to an end

A feud between rival street gangs 12 years ago that ended in a fatal drive-by shooting prompted the creation of a police task force that is still on the job today.

March 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City officials ax three employees

Gainesville officials cut the jobs of three city employees Wednesday, a move they say is an effort to keep the city's expenses in line with declining revenues.

March 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Zamites pleads guilty in 4-year-olds' death

Veronica Nava felt like she was dying inside as she frantically searched for her 4-year-old daughter on a June night nearly four years ago.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Big Red gets fired up

Hundreds of red-clad high schoolers cheered on the 17 members of the Gainesville High School boys basketball team Friday as they boarded a bus bound for the state class AAA semifinals in Macon.

March 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Snow takes day off away from Jefferson staff, students

An unplanned snow day has curtailed a planned day off for the staff and students of the Jefferson city school system.

March 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rescued pups almost ready for adoption

The president of the Humane Society of Hall County says the 57 dogs rescued from an alleged Cumming puppy mill may be ready to adopt next week.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Dawson, Hall men arrested in child porn sweep

A Gainesville man and a Dawsonville man were among 25 people arrested this week in a statewide sweep of child pornography suspects.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boy Scouts dinner fetes local heroes

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America hosted the annual American Values Dinner on Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts crown Mathis as a Woman of Distinction

Frances Miller Mathis, who came from a mountain valley to Gainesville and established a long history of civic involvement, was honored Thursday as the Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction.

March 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pot grower receives life in prison

A man who grew marijuana plants on federal forest land was sentenced to life in prison in a Gainesville courtroom Thursday.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City postpones hearing on proposed duplex

Because it didn't have enough members present, the Flowery Branch City Council postponed a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in car break-ins, thefts, burglary

A Gainesville man has been charged in several vehicle break-ins, thefts and a burglary that occurred earlier this week.

March 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps assessing environment for lake projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting environmental assessments for updating the master plans of two facilities on Lake Lanier.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


I-985 work delayed because of crane malfunction

Overnight work on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 has been delayed because of problems with a crane used to lift bridge beams.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four arrested in Hoschton teen's death

From staff reports

March 12, 2009 | | Local


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Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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