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Man forced to wait to plead guilty

A Blairsville man who authorities say fatally shot his ex-girlfriend was ready to admit to the murder in court just two days later, but a Georgia law prevented the swift guilty plea.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board won’t alter millage rate

JEFFERSON - Despite budget cuts at the state level and a reduction in local sales-tax collections, the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education plans to keep its millage rate the same in 2010 and keep its expenditures down.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson's mayor serves up cold treats for good cause

JEFFERSON - Within his first half hour behind the counter at Dairy Queen, Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner had the steps to making a Blizzard down pat.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


U.S. Attorney appointed to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

The top federal prosecutor for a region of the state that includes Gainesville was named on Thursday to the Georgia Supreme Court.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council wants to double Cedar Creek reservoir's capacity

The city of Gainesville plans to speed up plans for a new water treatment plant in light of the recent federal court ruling that limits how much drinking water can be pulled from Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property could become park as part of land exchange

About 29 acres near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport could become a park with trails that also could serve as a protection area from some headwaters in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

August 13, 2009 | | Local


White Sulphur water service will be interrupted Monday

Water service will be interrupted approximately from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in the White Sulphur area of Gainesville in order to complete water main improvements.

August 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Missing woman likely in danger, GBI says

An army of searchers in the North Georgia mountains came up empty in a second day of looking for a Blairsville woman they believe was abducted and in imminent danger.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rally gets teens thinking about future

The Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs held a rally Wednesday to get teenagers excited about starting school.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Alleged gang members arrested at Gainesville High School

Two juveniles with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday at Gainesville High School on disorderly conduct charges, but the incident appears unrelated to a fatal gang shooting that happened Sunday, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says rushing of bill has led to misinformation, anger

Times reporter Ashley Fielding conducted a brief one-on-one interview with U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal immediately after Wednesday morning's health care discussion. She spoke with him about health care reform.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Helen’s fire chief cleared by jury

A White County jury cleared Helen's fire chief of any wrongdoing in a 2008 traffic incident that led to his arrest.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School system will stagger schedules to alleviate GMS traffic snarl

After traffic issues Tuesday at Gainesville Middle School, school officials met Wednesday morning to discuss how to better direct buses and parents through the property.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


McEver intersection to get traffic light, turn lanes

OAKWOOD - The last in a string of key intersections on McEver Road is getting a traffic light, with other improvements being thrown in for good measure.

August 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton traffic light set to be up, running

A new traffic signal is expected to be operating today at Ga. 211 and Liberty Church Road in Braselton.

August 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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‘Armed and dangerous’ man arrested in robbery case

After an extensive manhunt, area authorities have captured a Buford man they called "armed and dangerous" after they tried to pull him over last week ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four arrested after authorities find AK47-style rifle, $11,000 worth of meth

Agents seized more than $11,000 in meth and arrested four local residents this week as part of a drug investigation that also netted Alprazolam ...

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Report shows fewer jobs last month, but 3,400 more jobs since this time last year

The unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to 5.3 percent in June from 5.1 percent the month before. It's down ...

July 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall teacher spends summer at agriscience academy

Mitch Davis, a North Hall High School agriculture teacher, became a student again for the summer.

July 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Swift change comes at top of Gainesville's leadership

It's all happened so fast, faster than some could have believed just the other day.

July 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Updated mental evaluation ordered for murder case

A Gainesville man accused by authorities of fatally shooting another man at a soccer game in 2013 will have his mental competency for trial re-evaluated ...

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Job Fair set for Saturday at Free Chapel

The North Georgia Job Fair will feature 38 employers on-site at Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Road in Gainesville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Winder man indicted in friend's death by fentanyl in Gainesville

A Winder man was indicted July 13 for allegedly selling fentanyl to his friend who later overdosed, according to authorities.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man's head being hit into a guardrail.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

July 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

A federal grand jury has indicted a Habersham County deputy sheriff on charges of falsifying information to obtain and execute a "no-knock" search warrant for ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Trail network meeting planned in August

A meeting to talk about plans and ideas for the newly dubbed "Highlands to Islands" trail could take place in August.

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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