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Jury being selected for Internet hoax case

Jury selection continued Tuesday for the trial of a Gainesville man charged with perpetuating an Internet hoax that had law enforcement officials looking for a serial killer.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water basin group to meet for first time at Lake Lanier

A tri-state river basin group formed two years ago to find common ground amid touchy water-sharing issues plans to hold its first meeting at Lake Lanier next month.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ingles must pay $1.4 million to couple

What may be Hall County's longest civil trial came to a close Tuesday with a jury ordering a supermarket chain to pay attorneys fees and punitive damages to a Flowery Branch couple for runoff erosion.

May 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man faces child pornography charges

A Murrayville man was arrested on child pornography charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of his laptop computer Monday, officials said Tuesday.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Budget cuts force creative thinking for schools

The message was clear at the state's Board of Education public hearing Monday: Budget cuts are not over.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cox leaving state's top education post

Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox announced Monday she will leave her post at the end of the fiscal year to become the founding CEO of the U.S. Education Delivery Institute.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court upholds life sentences for man convicted in shooting deaths

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for Ignacio Vergara, who was convicted in 2008 for a drug-related double murder in Hall County.

May 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portable hospital drill prepares health officials for emergencies

After getting their orders, crews quickly began setting up a portable hospital Monday morning.

May 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall cuts 4 days from school calendar

Hall County Schools will see four fewer school days next year as teachers face eight furlough days.

May 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No new taxes for Flowery Branch planned in budget

Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.

May 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Special mats, booms could help with Gulf oil spill

Officials at a Gainesville company say they have products that could help clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico - they just need to get in touch with the right people to get the products there.

May 18, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Woman has no claim to inheritance, state's top court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a local court's ruling that the estate of one of Hall County's biggest landowners should not be shared with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock.

May 18, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Ashley Fielding ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Parents say Enota roof work is a health hazard

At the Gainesville City Schools board meeting Monday night, angry parents demanded to know why their children were being exposed to hazardous fumes.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CVB to shut down welcome center on I-985

The welcome center off Interstate 985 may soon be no more.

May 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county's school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

May 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


School rallies to aid ailing classmate suffering from incurable brain afflcition

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his ...

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local










Summer Read Learn Succeed program aims to launch kids on a joy of reading

Read Learn Succeed

May 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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