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Teen murder suspect pleads guilty, gets life sentence

Teen defendant Daniel Vilchis-Ayala has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ramon Hernandez.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities: Labor Day weekend quieter this year

Though the Labor Day holiday weekend was quieter than last year's across the state, two traffic accidents in Hall County kept local authorities busy.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Supreme Court OKs South Hall hospital

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center has the green light to move forward with a hospital in South Hall after a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. 20 resurfacing project gets underway

One of the area's busiest thoroughfares, Ga. 20/Buford Drive, is about to get a new blast of asphalt.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


California bakery to bring jobs to South Hall

California-based King's Hawaiian plans to start up a bakery and distribution operation in Oakwood, with plans to create 126 new jobs over two years and then an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges issued in Cumming store slaying

Authorities aren't saying which of the four teenage suspects they have in custody shot and killed a Cumming grocery store security guard Sunday night.

September 07, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville seeks to solve reservoir ownership issue

Gainesville City Council members and Hall County commissioners are trying to take another step in determining Cedar Creek Reservoir ownership.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boling Bridge work starts with Thursday lane closure

The Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge from Hall into Forsyth County is set for a partial closing Thursday in preparation for eight weekends of full bridge closings this fall.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bicyclist killed in accident identified

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Gainesville Saturday has been identified by county coroner's officials as T.J. Patillo, 31, of the South Hall County area.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Three Sisters Vineyard having fun with Fat Boy Red and White wine

For the uninitiated, a glass of Fat Boy Red may not sound too appealing, but the customers of Three Sisters Vineyards have made it a best seller.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime friends planning run in honor of Forrest Gump

OAKWOOD - First, he walked. Now, Paul Leslie's planning to run.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Academy takes ‘next step’ in vocational education

The Oaks, located just off of Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, will soon be home to a number of new businesses, including a fine-dining restaurant, design company and a gift shop.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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