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Man acquitted of molestation

A Gainesville man who faced up to five life sentences on child molestation and rape charges was acquitted on all counts by a Hall County jury this week.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood moving along with 2030 plans

OAKWOOD - Oakwood didn't just announce its 2030 plans at this time last year then wait for the economy to clear up before making headway.

October 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New park could keep skaters out of trouble

The skaters of Hall County are more than ready for a place near home they can skateboard without getting in trouble.

October 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soon may close on railroad property

A strip of land that will pave the way for Gainesville's Midtown Greenway could soon be in the city's possession.

October 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State Supreme Court upholds teen's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gainesville teen serving a life sentence for murder.

Chaz Stringer was convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in October 2007 for the June 2006 fatal shooting of restaurant worker Victor "Charlie" Manuel Gallegos-de la Rosa in an attempted armed robbery of Garcia's Restaurant. Stringer was 15 at the time of the shooting but was tried as an adult.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to pay costs for reservoir permitting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday work session to pay for the permitting expenses of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board analyzes graduation rate discrepancy

Officials are trying to account for a discrepancy in the high school's graduation rate.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WIC program expands food choices

Recipients of a state nutrition program will now have more options when they head to the grocery store.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Too much rain could mean washed-out fall foliage

Although the first day of fall was officially in September, for many people the season doesn't start until the leaves on trees begin changing colors.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Autopsies pending after 2 found fatally shot in Buford

Two people have died after being found shot Saturday in a vehicle on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Business proposal could have visitors up in the trees

Hall County may soon be home to one of only two canopy tours in the state, complete with a mile of zip line, sky bridges and teepee camping.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Aquatic center helps city rec department’s bottom line

In these times of economic duress, Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department is thanking the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center for keeping its head above water.

October 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


H1N1 vaccine arrives in Hall County

After months of hearing about it, the H1N1 vaccine finally is available.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board may rethink out-of-state field trips

Olivia Metzdorf, an eighth-grader at Chestatee Middle School, has been practicing with her school's chorus to perform at a choral competition in Orlando, Fla., this spring. But the singers may not get to take the $550 Disney World trip.

October 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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