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Hester gets life in prison for murder

Troy Hester apologized Wednesday to the family of murder victim Allison Brownell but stopped short of admitting he shot her, while his attorney continued to maintain the convicted killer's innocence.

March 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Spell’s former employees exonerated

Three people who worked for Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell's heavy equipment company have been dropped as defendants in a lawsuit filed by 16 former investors.

March 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tax allocation district amendment likely will sail to approval

School tax money may be available for redevelopment projects in Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Oakwood this year if a constitutional amendment passes through the state Senate as easily as it did the House.

March 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville breaks ground on its future public safety building

About a week after county voters agreed to a 1 percent sales tax to fund its construction, Gainesville officials broke ground Wednesday on the city's future public safety facility.

March 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch gets a TAD busy

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first order of business for Flowery Branch's new tax allocation district advisory committee was lending a hand with a $15 million downtown project that has been in the works for more than two years.

March 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain cancels Saturday kids events, live music

Kids events and live music planned as part of the fifth annual Downtown Gainesville Gran Prix Criterium have been canceled due to the forecast of rain.

March 25, 2009 | | Local


Flood watch issued as heavy rain moves in

Keep your umbrella handy. You're going to need it for the next four days.

Heavy rain is moving into the region today, and by the time it stops raining Saturday night, forecasters are saying up to 4 inches of rain could fall. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of north and central Georgia -- including Gainesville -- until Saturday night.

March 25, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Banks will drop complaint if city gives up radar

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks said Tuesday he is willing to drop his complaint against the city of Gainesville's annexation requests if the police department will verify that it will not apply for a radar permit.

March 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville, Dahlonega receive grants to help preserve history

Gainesville and Dahlonega are on their way to preserving pieces of history after receiving federal historical preservation grants.

March 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Attorney: Spell is ‘absolutely broke’

Victims of a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors for as much as $60 million may have a hard time getting any money back.

March 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School nurse takes quick action to aid ill student

A West Hall Middle School nurse's quick medical attention may have saved the life of a seventh-grader Tuesday.

March 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Precious cargo requires tough school bus driver rules

Two weeks ago, there was a minor accident in Cleveland involving a White County school bus. No one was injured, and no students were on the bus.

March 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Need help paying for prescriptions? Visit Thursday's bus tour

Local residents who have lost their insurance and need help paying for prescription medications can find help Thursday.

March 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group plans tribute for National Guard unit headed abroad

A two-hour celebration filled with patriotic tributes is planned as a send-off Thursday for Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan.

March 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula hopes federal stimulus money will help with wastewater plant

Lula's City Council voted Tuesday to forge ahead with its proposed wastewater treatment facility, a likely frontrunner to receive federal stimulus funds.

March 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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