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House OKs naming Cleveland post office in honor of Harkins

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to name the Cleveland post office in honor of Sgt. Jason Robert Harkins, who was killed in Iraq.

March 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wiegand’s legacy honored

As tribute after tribute was offered Thursday night, Nell Wiegand alternated between bursts of laughter and dabbing tears.

March 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia chamber head urges cooperation with water management plan

The president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce praised the statewide water management plan Thursday, saying it will help Georgia in any negotiations with neighboring states.

March 11, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Billy Graham’s daughter helps Gainesville Care Center raise money

Supporters of the Gainesville Care Center's ministry are sharing in a common burden and task, author and speaker Gigi Graham told a gathering of about 1,000 Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime Gainesville police chief Hoyt Henry dead at age 86

Hoyt Herschel Henry, who served as chief of the Gainesville Police Department from 1952 to 1971, died Friday following an extended illness. He was 86.

March 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall divers recover gun believed used in murder of Gwinnett deputy, her daughters

A diver with the Hall County Sheriff's office Friday morning recovered the handgun believed to be used in a Thursday night triple shooting that claimed the life of a Gwinnett County deputy and her two daughters.

March 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DA wants to review Clark’s letters to husband

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh confirmed Friday he is looking into whether letters Lisa Clark purportedly wrote to her teenage husband from prison were a violation of the terms of her sentence.

March 11, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber wants Gainesville money for greener I-985 gateways

On more than one occasion, Gainesville City Council members have indicated their intentions to clean up "gateways" into the city.

March 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Four Lanier Tech students vie for top spot in state

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semifinalists for the Technical College System of Georgia's top student.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Enota seeks Reading Bowl glory Saturday in Athens

They've had to devour details in the books they read. On Saturday, they'll have to be equally skilled in pressing a buzzer.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tree buffer helps sway shopping center opponents

Hall County commissioners approved the rezoning of a 9.86-acre tract on Old Winder Highway on Thursday to pave the way for a shopping center area residents once vehemently opposed.

March 10, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County schools fare well on End of Course Tests

The Hall County school system met or exceeded standards in seven of eight content areas on End of Course Tests administered this past winter.

March 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Court rules statement in, cocaine out

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled this week that a Hall County death penalty defendant's initial statement to investigators about a drug-related double murder is admissible in court, but a large amount of cocaine seized two days later is not.

The split decision left both the prosecution and defense in the long-pending case of Ignacio Vergara, 26, with rulings in their favor.

March 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Strong storms hit Forsyth County

Rita David said she's ready to move into a house without a tree in sight after an early morning squall Tuesday sent a large oak crashing through the bedroom of her home in south Forsyth County.

March 09, 2008 | By Jim Dean Times regional staff | Local


Residents warm up to transit agency’s proposed changes

GAINESVILLE - Most of the people who attended Tuesday's public transit meeting indicated that they can get behind the proposed changes to Hall Area Transit.

March 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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