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Was death row inmate murdered?

A coroner's inquest will be held in the strangulation death of a Lumpkin County man on Georgia's death row that some believe was a murder.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ice coating leads to few power, road problems

Old Man Winter's bluster failed to live up to the dire forecasts Saturday, to the relief of emergency officials and disappointment of children.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Haitian relief donation may be tax deductible

If you've made a charitable donation to help with the Haiti earthquake relief efforts, but thought you'd have to wait until next year to claim it on your taxes, you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

January 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former clothes maker relishes education role

The pay isn't nearly as good as in his old career, but the stress is less and the satisfaction greater.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police getting high-tech funds

More federal stimulus money is coming to Gainesville, and again, it's going to the Gainesville Police Department.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gross science: Kids learn about all things gooey at library event

Would you like to major in grossology?

January 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Future of Habersham courthouse debated

Nancy Schaefer is worried about the future of Clarkesville, and the ongoing saga of the Habersham County Courthouse plays a big part in her concerns.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hood develops her students into thinkers

For Michele Hood, Hall County school system's teacher of the year, teaching is more than a career - it is a passion.

January 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This year’s top teachers span artistic and scientific specialties

Doing a job well can happen with hard work. It can happen with training. It can happen with monetary motivation. But for those who really do their job well, it's usually because they're passionate about the work.

January 31, 2010 | | Local


Gainesville, Hall County disagree over control of withdrawals from Cedar Creek Reservoir

A power struggle over water resources in Hall County threatens to deprive residents of an alternate water supply.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter-storm related closings and cancellations

Weather conditions have led to the following closings and cancellations. The list will be updated on an ongoing basis as information is received:

January 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Road conditions in Hall are good — so far

Road conditions in Hall County remained good this morning with slight ice accumulation on trees, but not enough to cause any major problems - so far.

A pair of downed power lines in the Murrayville area affecting about 26 customers was the only reported outage in Hall County, officials said.

January 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning continues

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for an area including Gainesville and areas north of the city through today.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slow economy hits local college endowments

A recent study shows the value of university and college endowments fell by almost 19 percent on average during fiscal year 2009. Authors of the study described it as the worst decline since the Great Depression.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Double tragedy in Dahlonega still a mystery

Faye McCollum talked to her 66-year-old sister Gerilla "Jo" Goetsch nearly every day by phone, so when the calls went unanswered starting in December, she said she didn't know what to think.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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