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Ingles must pay $1.4 million to couple

What may be Hall County's longest civil trial came to a close Tuesday with a jury ordering a supermarket chain to pay attorneys fees and punitive damages to a Flowery Branch couple for runoff erosion.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man faces child pornography charges

A Murrayville man was arrested on child pornography charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of his laptop computer Monday, officials said Tuesday.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Budget cuts force creative thinking for schools

The message was clear at the state's Board of Education public hearing Monday: Budget cuts are not over.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Cox leaving state's top education post

Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox announced Monday she will leave her post at the end of the fiscal year to become the founding CEO of the U.S. Education Delivery Institute.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Court upholds life sentences for man convicted in shooting deaths

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for Ignacio Vergara, who was convicted in 2008 for a drug-related double murder in Hall County.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Portable hospital drill prepares health officials for emergencies

After getting their orders, crews quickly began setting up a portable hospital Monday morning.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall cuts 4 days from school calendar

Hall County Schools will see four fewer school days next year as teachers face eight furlough days.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

No new taxes for Flowery Branch planned in budget

Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Special mats, booms could help with Gulf oil spill

Officials at a Gainesville company say they have products that could help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico - they just need to get in touch with the right people to get the products there.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local

Woman has no claim to inheritance, state's top court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a local court's ruling that the estate of one of Hall County's biggest landowners should not be shared with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock.

May 18, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Ashley Fielding | | Local

Parents say Enota roof work is a health hazard

At the Gainesville City Schools board meeting Monday night, angry parents demanded to know why their children were being exposed to hazardous fumes.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

CVB to shut down welcome center on I-985

The welcome center off Interstate 985 may soon be no more.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Couple shears alpacas to help soak up Gulf oil

Who knew alpaca fur soaks up oil?

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Violations, and fines, decreasing in Gainesville

The number of people who faced Judge Hammond Law for driving without a license peaked in the first quarter of 2007, when an average of more than 100 a month came into Gainesville Municipal Court to answer to the charge.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Gainesville plans to begin 'rain tax' in 2017

Gainesville taxpayers will soon need to budget for a new expense.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Kitchen fire damages South Hall home

A fire Monday night did $75,000 in damage to a home in South Hall County, according to Hall County Fire Services.

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man in ICU after White County ultralight aircraft crash

A Martin man "hadn't been in the air very long (and) still hadn't left the airport area" when his ultralight aircraft came down ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Deliveries of pot, pizza go to wrong home in North Forsyth

November 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville shooting suspect captured after chase through woods

A Gainesville man wanted in Hall County in connection with a shooting was arrested Saturday after dogs and deputies tracked him through the woods of ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville downtown plan includes ‘park ‘n slide,’ chicken jokes and mixed-use development

Imagine this: You've parked your car on the top floor of the courthouse parking deck in downtown Gainesville. The elevator is running slow and ...

November 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dog found hanging from tree at park on Lake Lanier in Northeast Forsyth

Jezabelle was a Christmas puppy. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays with her owners, her death is being investigated by authorities after the 2-year-old female ...

November 23, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Weather delays new Correctional Institution opening

Persistent rain has pushed back the opening of the new Hall County Correctional Institution by more than a month, but Warden Walt Davis still expects ...

November 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water damage creates hazard at East Hall gym

Justin Pressley hadn't noticed that a corner section of one basketball court at the East Hall Community Center was rotted and bowed after a ...

November 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Teen drivers get hands-on training at Atlanta Dragway

Everyone remembers their first time sliding behind the wheel of a car, learning the basics: blinkers, gas pedal and brakes.

November 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

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