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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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Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood proposing $3.9 million budget

Oakwood rolled out a $3.9 million general operations, no-frills budget Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Governor, local schools kick off Pre-K Week in Georgia

Preschool children at Friendship Learning Center in Buford squealed with delight as a giant blue cat named Pete walked through the doors.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Weekend storms leave mark in Northeast Georgia

While Hall County didn't have any reported weather-related injuries Sunday or suffer the severe flooding seen in South Carolina, Northeast Georgia still felt plenty ...

October 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Work starting on Habitat’s first subdivision in Hall

For most, the road to Monday morning's Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking was an ordinary drive to a rain-soaked and muddy street in South Hall ...

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 53 in Dawson County now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

October 05, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Kitchen Inspections Aug. 14-Aug. 20

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October 04, 2015 | | Local

Area driving instructor dies following Friday car wreck

Friends and loved ones aren't just mourning Deb Sorrow's sudden passing Friday.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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