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Eyewitnesses give their accounts of killing

Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deputy wounded in courthouse shooting issues statement of thanks

June 25, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Glades Reservoir project faces another delay

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.

June 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Blood donations down during summer

As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.

June 25, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: MPO seeks public input on new plan

Hall County's lead transportation planning agency is seeking public input on the organization's proposed Public Participation Plan.

June 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville fire department’s 1st female ranking officer dies

Debbie Truelove, a veteran of the Gainesville Fire Department and the department's first female ranking officer, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.

June 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Execution date set in murder of Dawson County man

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County: Injured dog gets new home

A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.

June 25, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Ports board elects Gainesville's Walters as chairman

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters has been elected chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors, the agency announced Monday.

June 25, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch woman arrested in sex-trafficking sting

A Flowery Branch woman was one of more than 70 Georgia residents arrested in a child sex-trafficking sting.

June 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Friend: Pepper's Market victim bullied defendant

A longtime friend of murder defendant Joseph Scott Williams said he was bullied, demeaned and pushed by the victim.

June 25, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Clermont day care withdraws appeal of order to close

Authorities have charged the owner and site director of the Clermont day care where a 16-month-old toddler was allegedly burned, and the day care withdrew its appeal of an order to close.

June 25, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch woman qualifies for Senate ballot

ATLANTA - Libertarian candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor qualified Tuesday for the November ballot with the hope their message of small government and fiscal restraint will resonate with voters.

June 24, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press | Local


DOT opens new Ga. 347 stretch

One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.

June 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman faces felony murder charge in stabbing

A Gainesville woman accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death 11 days ago is facing a felony murder charge.

June 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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New law: Move right or get a ticket

A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lesson six: Breaststroke is the best stroke

My Monday swim lesson was enough for me to never again want to get into the pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile court judge sworn in as president of national council

Georgia Juvenile Court Judge Peggy H. Walker was sworn in Tuesday as president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at its 77th annual conference in Chicago, Ill.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Burned toddler recovering after surgeries

Progress is being made in the recovery of a burned 16-month-old, whose injuries led to the closing of a Clermont day care center.

July 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hospital ranks among top in state

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been ranked among the best in the state according to the 25th U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Gainesville City Council approves road project for Chicopee Mill

Gainesville City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for a road construction project in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Traffic shifts on stretch of new Ga. 347

The Georgia Department of Transportation shifted a half-mile section of Ga. 347 in South Hall County onto a temporary section of roadway Tuesday to allow construction to continue on a culvert protecting Sherwood Creek.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Theatre Alliance gets $10K grant

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance has been awarded a $10,000 Partner Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, just in time for its 35th anniversary season.

July 15, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lula wreck sends 3 to hospital

Three people were sent to a hospital in Gainesville on Tuesday after a two-vehicle wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2 hurt in wreck on Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth

Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision Tuesday along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Dentistry offers pleasant experience for kids

When dental hygienist Margaret Conrad arrives at work in the morning, she's not greeted by the quiet beige walls and elevator music of a typical dentist's office. Instead she hears upbeat pop tunes and sees a colorful mural of life under the sea.

July 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire rating may lower insurance in Hall County

An improved insurance rating for Hall County Fire Services could spell financial relief for some residents, according to county officials.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


TV 18 funding causes confusion

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Gainesville last week to continue splitting the cost of operating the local government channel, TV 18.

July 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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