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Trial costs rack up quickly in felony cases

When prosecutors seek the death penalty, a book with hundreds of motions kicks in that draws out a case for months, costing taxpayers thousands.

June 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rhoades shares passion for accessible vehicles

Kristina Rhoades knows firsthand the benefits of an MV-1.

June 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


New course selection process for Gainesville students is more personalized

Students attending Gainesville Middle School, Gainesville High School Ninth Grade Center and Gainesville High School in the fall have a different process of selecting their elective courses this year.

June 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


WWII fighter pilot, a Riverside grad, to get June 18 burial at Arlington

In April 13, 1945, Lt. John W. Herb would step for the final time into his fighter-bomber - the same P-51D Mustang where he once stood on the wing, smiling broadly with goggles in hand as he posed for a picture.

World War II was nearly done, with Nazi Germany just a few weeks from surrender and Europe in tatters. But that didn't stop Allied attack missions, including the one Herb, a 1940 graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, took part in as part of 368th Fighter Squadron, based out of East Wretham, England.

June 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Unease arises over housing redevelopments despite opportunity for change

Plans to redevelop several public and affordable apartment complexes in Gainesville underscore the city's improving commercial and residential market, but the trend also causes a sense of unease for low-income individuals who call these places home.

June 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Motorcyclist dies in Buford wreck

Gwinnett police say a motorcyclist trying to pass a car in front of him was killed Saturday morning when he collided with another automobile.

June 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Master Gardeners invite the public into their own backyards

Several hundred people attended the 2015 Garden Walk on Saturday that consisted of gardens spanning across Hall County.

June 06, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Irrigation system donated to Northeast Georgia History Center

"I'm too old for this!" said Lori Knuteson, laughing while she dug a trench in the soil of the victory garden at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

June 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Plant thieves strike Gainesville dentist office

When Dr. Kris Jorgensen went outside of her Legacy Family Dentistry office on Shallowford Road last month, she noticed some of her plants were missing.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Records sketchy on racetrack at Gainesville airport

Does anyone remember the sports car races held on the airport grounds in Gainesville in the '60s? Enochee (old Indian word meaning sports car races was the hook) or something like that.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighter files suit over 2014 accident

The Hall County firefighters severely injured during a July 22 training accident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chick-fil-A will close for 10 days during relocation

Today is the last day for Chick-fil-A patrons in Gainesville to get their chicken sandwich fix until June 17.

June 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jim Mathis to retire as head of North Georgia Community Foundation

When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit only had one computer.

June 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee man charged with armed robbery in Gainesville

A Tennessee man is being held in the Hall County Jail on armed robbery charges after police say he entered a store in the early morning hours Friday and demanded money.

June 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch pressing forward with Gainesville Street paving

Flowery Branch city leaders continued Thursday hammering out details on an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding left-hand turn lanes on McEver Road.

June 04, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs $93.6 million budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to approve a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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