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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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Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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