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Georgia Supreme Court to review death sentence case

Donnie Cleveland Lance suffered from lingering brain injuries caused by an old gunshot wound and drunken car wrecks when he went on a rampage in Jackson County in 1997, fatally shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend with a shotgun before beating her to death with the gun, according to his lawyers.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain can't dampen ceremony as Masons dedicate cornerstone

CLERMONT - At 96, nothing was slowing down Carl Ridley, including the vision he had for a cornerstone at Clermont Masonic Lodge No. 512.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau exhibit unveils life of Fossey, who researched gorillas

It is one thing to read books about the work of researchers in other countries, watching documentaries or even hearing a lecture as part of a classroom experience.

September 20, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Group ranks cell phones by radiation emissions

Is your cell phone hazardous to your health? The short answer is "not as far as science has determined."

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson school officials look to trim $2 million deficit

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System is implementing an energy management plan and looking at other measures to tackle its $2 million deficit.

September 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Fleet supervisor keeps fire trucks rolling

Ricky Walden is the chief mechanic for some of Hall County's most important vehicles.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health care expo set for Oct. 7

No health care debate here, as far as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is concerned.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meetings set to discuss two new parks

The plans for the North Hall park will be presented at a public meeting on Oct. 1 at Mount Vernon Elementary School.

September 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Speakers rally the faithful

OAKWOOD - Two Republican hopefuls for Georgia governor joined a half-dozen other conservative speakers in taking to the pulpit Saturday for a combination of religion and politics aimed at educating and rallying Christian conservatives on national and state issues.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Possible routes stir up dissent

After a careful walk down the rain-slickened slope, Ben Parker stands on the community boat dock in North Hall and scans Lake Lanier.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent college grad proud of successes

Before Kimberly Hulsey was 3 years old, doctors informed her parents she had a "pervasive developmental disorder."

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


First ‘Challenged Child’ gives back to community

The driveway to Challenged Child and Friends bears the name of the school's first student, Randy Owens.

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wilson learned a lot as an ‘and Friend’

Emily Wilson began spending her days at Challenged Child and Friends when she was just 6 weeks old.

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School helped woman become a ‘normal mommy’

Donna Aldridge now feels like a "normal mommy."

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville preschool marks 25 years of helping families

The miracle of a newborn child is heralded with joy and celebration. But where do parents turn for help when their little miracle has a disability?

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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


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