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Gainesville man is OK after experiencing Japan earthquake

Mark Thompson's Friday afternoon coffee break ended abruptly when the building he was in began to sway.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Jury returns not guilty verdict in gang fight case

A Hall County jury found two men not guilty of fighting during a quick battle between rival gangs last June that left several men injured and one man dead.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local agriculture groups help students get farm-life feel

Alexis Delacruz squealed as she held a day-old chicken.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Authorities say cooking oil thefts were widespread

The man and woman accused of stealing used cooking oil in Braselton also worked fast in Oakwood, police said, where investigators believe six restaurants and food stores were targeted in one February day.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Woman arrested in hit-and-run

A Gainesville woman was arrested this week in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a 74-year-old pedestrian on a downtown street.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Frost warning issued for early Saturday

ATLANTA - Forecasters say a freeze warning covering a large part of Georgia, including the Gainesville area, will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday.

March 11, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


School bus wrecks; no one injured

No one was injured this afternoon when a Hall County school bus was clipped by a van as the bus tried to exit Interstate 985.

March 11, 2011 | | Local


Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trial witness enlightens jury about gang dispute

Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Consolidation helping Gainesville save cash

Gainesville City Council members began listening to budget presentations Thursday and heard positive reports from three departments.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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