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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 traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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