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Gillsville man gets 25-year sentence for rape

The testimony of a dead woman was not enough to sway a judge in favor of a rape defendant.

September 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


College student drowns in Dawson County lake

A Southern Catholic College student drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club in Dawson County.

September 22, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Weather experts say the heaviest rain may be over

Roads are washed out. Fallen trees have tangled up traffic and electricity has been touch and go.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier up nearly 3 feet, zeros in on full pool

Lake Lanier has risen almost 3 feet since Sunday morning, the result of heavy rainfall across the lake's Northeast Georgia basin.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board might lower property tax rate

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a slightly lower property tax rate Monday, but it remains to be seen what net effect it will have on city homeowners' tax bills.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cagle: Expect more cuts to state budget

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the fate of the state budget largely will depend on this month's revenues.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Petit LeMans race will go on as planned

Should the rain continue, the contingency plan for this weekend's 12th annual Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta is that there is no contingency plan. Rain or shine, the American LeMans Series will race.

September 22, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Stephens residents told to boil water

Some Stephens County residents are without running water today, and others have been told to boil their water before they drink it after flash flooding Sunday disrupted water service.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road closings change 2 school bus stops

Gainesville and Hall County schools will commence as usual, although some neighboring school districts canceled classes today,

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newly fixed road crumbles in recent rains

Brown Street is closed until further notice after heavy rains damaged the road just north of its intersection with Eugene Drive, washing out an entire lane.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Floods keep speaker from making presentation at library

Even though they were planning an indoor event, Monday's rainy weather forced the Spout Springs branch of the Hall County Library System to postpone a featured presentation.

September 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commission keeps door-to-door sales illegal in county

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the ban on door-to-door sales for an additional year at Monday's work session.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Activist group names Deal a corrupt congressman

An ethics group in Washington has included U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal on its list of "15 Most Corrupt Politicians."

September 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs, food bank give healthy after-school snacks

The kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County got a healthy after-school snack Monday on the first day of the Munch Bunch program, sponsored by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood rejects request for offices on annexed land

OAKWOOD - Plans for professional offices in an established West Hall neighborhood stalled Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local law agencies struggle to balance racial makeup, add bilingual officers

When law officers respond to a crime scene, language barriers can slow down an investigation if no translators are available.

January 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Proposal may give students early access to college

Dual-enrolled students who are ready for college arguably are wasting some time in high school.

January 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Kits available to help in case child goes missing

January 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts Times staff reports | Local


Youth bowlers raise funds for 6-year-old with special needs

The young bowlers of the Northeast Georgia Youth Bowling League normally spend this time of year practicing for upcoming competitions and raising money to pay for the trips.

January 24, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


2 men safely escape morning house fire

Two residents escaped an early morning house fire without injury south of Gainesville.

January 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schrader reflects on 10 years as president of growing Brenau University

January 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small battles emerge as development returns

First, there are the traffic studies and plan reviews and recommendations. Then comes the inevitable backlash, the protest of residents fearing a hit to their quality of life.

January 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Green Alliance keeps it green with annual awards

The day was gray and gloomy, but a group of dedicated community members and volunteers have proven that Hall County is nothing but green.

January 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


No one hurt in small fire at Church's restaurant

Gainesville fire crews quickly put out a fire Friday night at the Church's Chicken on E.E. Butler Parkway.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police looking for man missing since June

Gainesville Police are looking for a man who has been missing since June 7 after a fight in the Skelton Road area.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Vehicular homicide charges filed in councilwoman’s death

The Gainesville man charged for driving under the influence in a crash that later killed a Lula councilwoman now has been charged with vehicular homicide.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunk found in Lula; 2nd animal to test positive this month

A skunk has been tested positive for rabies following contact with two dogs in the Grove Street area of Lula.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former jailer claims religious off-duty activities led to firing

A former Hall County Jail employee claims a religious Facebook page he ran called Revival 172 and related materials led to the end of his employment Tuesday.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cold rain could turn to snow in mountain areas overnight

A late January snowstorm such as the one that paralyzed North Georgia almost a year ago isn't in the forecast, but some areas could see a bit of a wintry mix late tonight.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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