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Official: Hilton may plead guilty to killing hiker

Suspected serial killer Gary Michael Hilton could plead guilty to the murder of abducted hiker Meredith Emerson in a hearing scheduled for this afternoon, officials said.

Law enforcement officials confirmed late Wednesday that a guilty plea was expected.

February 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps plans to rewrite manual for river system

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said Wednesday that the secretary of the Army is preparing to instruct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on the operating manuals for the Apalachicola-

February 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Construction death could cost Gainesville company $54,950

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Hartley Construction Co. of Gainesville following a fatality in August 2007 at a church construction site in Ellijay.

February 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber celebrates centennial with legacy project

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce kicked off a yearlong celebration of the business organization's 100th anniversary at a breakfast Wednesday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

Plans were announced for the Centennial Legacy project, a 5-year effort to create gateways to the community through landscaping at each of the five interchanges on Interstate 985.

February 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Public can meet with accrediting team

The public can offer comments about North Georgia College & State University's Department of Nursing when an accreditation team visits next week.

February 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall teen is top youth at Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County has a new youth ambassador.

February 11, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


January rainfall below normal

The state climatologist said Tuesday that despite rain and snowfall in January, the region continues to have a deficit in precipitation.

"So far this month, much of North Georgia is approaching two inches below normal," said David Stooksbury, who spoke to a regional agriculture meeting in Gainesville sponsored by the University of Georgia. "We've only received about half the normal rainfall this month."

February 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Two I-985 projects will cause lane closure

The Georgia Department of Transportation may close a lane of traffic on Interstate 985 this week to continue work on the Exit 16 project.

February 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Marine helps Iraqi girl get surgery

A 2-year-old Iraqi girl who has been helped by a Marine major from Gainesville is expected to undergo major heart surgery in two weeks.

A team of pediatric heart specialists at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt continues to assess the condition of the little girl named Amenah (pronounced Ah-min–Uh).

February 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Report: Hospital fuels local economy to the tune of $800 million

Northeast Georgia Medical Center generates more than $800 million in revenue for the local economy, according to a report released this week by the Georgia Hospital Association.

February 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Police have no suspect in Tuesday night drive-by shooting

Authorities are investigating a Tuesday night drive-by shooting that left a Gainesville man hospitalized.

February 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deadline close for student nominations

A Thursday deadline is set to nominate students considered deserving to be honored March 15 at the Grady Young Foundation's fifth annual Memorial Weekend Youth Recognition Banquet.

February 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


For its own rezoning request, Gainesville does as Gainesville says

Gainesville will bring a rezoning request before the city's own Planning and Appeals Board on Feb. 12.

February 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Convicted of severely abusing her daughter, mother gets eight years in jail

A young Gainesville mother received eight years in prison Tuesday for severely abusing her 2-year-old daughter.

February 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver in drive-by shooting to get 18 years in prison

The driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting at a subdivision off Candler Road is likely to receive a sentence of 18 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

Enrique Toribio, 21, an acknowledged member of the BOE-23 gang, was the first of five defendants to have his case adjudicated in the Aug. 14 shootings.

February 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Intersections targeted for upgrades in spring

Nine Hall County intersections are set for upgrades in the spring, including work that addresses federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

November 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board to hear more development requests

While new home permits have hit a record high this year in Gainesville, the city's planning board will soon hear a few requests to develop more residential housing.

November 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall clinic to be finished by early December

A few weeks before Christmas, Brett Jockell and his team hope to be out of the old East Hall library branch turned Hall County clinic.

November 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Two Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets prepare to open

Two big-name markets providing the community with new pharmacies, fresh groceries and household merchandise will open at the start of the new year.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


9 Hall intersections targeted for improvements in spring

Nine Hall County intersections are set for upgrades in the spring, including work that addresses federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wind damages Flowery Branch gas station

No one was hurt Sunday when high winds and heavy rains brought down the awning at a Flowery Branch gas station.

November 23, 2014 | | Local


State park lodge renovations mostly complete

A multimillion-dollar project to renovate two longtime Northeast Georgia state park lodges is largely finished, with guests already taking advantage of the new rooms.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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