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Mix of prescription drugs killed Hoschton teen, authorities say

HOSCHTON - Authorities say a lethal concoction of prescription narcotics killed Brittane Nichole Brown, a 14-year-old Jackson County Comprehensive High School freshman found dead at a Hoschton home in December.

March 13, 2009 | By Katie Dunn kdunn@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville plant closing leaves 78 jobless

A Gainesville food processing plant will close its doors today, leaving 78 people out of work.

March 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Col. Benson named new Riverside Academy leader

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Col. James H. Benson as the academy's next president.

March 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County offices closed Monday

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday for a furlough day.

March 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall chairman’s mother dies

Mary Curtis Mundy Oliver, matriarch of a Chestnut Mountain family and the mother of Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver, died Friday of a sudden illness. She was 84.

March 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Manslaughter plea brings '97 drive-by case to an end

A feud between rival street gangs 12 years ago that ended in a fatal drive-by shooting prompted the creation of a police task force that is still on the job today.

March 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City officials ax three employees

Gainesville officials cut the jobs of three city employees Wednesday, a move they say is an effort to keep the city's expenses in line with declining revenues.

March 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Zamites pleads guilty in 4-year-olds' death

Veronica Nava felt like she was dying inside as she frantically searched for her 4-year-old daughter on a June night nearly four years ago.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Big Red gets fired up

Hundreds of red-clad high schoolers cheered on the 17 members of the Gainesville High School boys basketball team Friday as they boarded a bus bound for the state class AAA semifinals in Macon.

March 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Snow takes day off away from Jefferson staff, students

An unplanned snow day has curtailed a planned day off for the staff and students of the Jefferson city school system.

March 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rescued pups almost ready for adoption

The president of the Humane Society of Hall County says the 57 dogs rescued from an alleged Cumming puppy mill may be ready to adopt next week.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Dawson, Hall men arrested in child porn sweep

A Gainesville man and a Dawsonville man were among 25 people arrested this week in a statewide sweep of child pornography suspects.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boy Scouts dinner fetes local heroes

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America hosted the annual American Values Dinner on Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts crown Mathis as a Woman of Distinction

Frances Miller Mathis, who came from a mountain valley to Gainesville and established a long history of civic involvement, was honored Thursday as the Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction.

March 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pot grower receives life in prison

A man who grew marijuana plants on federal forest land was sentenced to life in prison in a Gainesville courtroom Thursday.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Former pro golfer, GHS star athlete Valentine dies at 64

Former star Gainesville and University of Georgia athlete and pro golfer Tommy Valentine died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.

July 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Parents, experts weigh factors in picking day care

The state Department of Early Care and Learning announced Friday that Discovering Basics day care in Clermont would have its license revoked, leaving parents whose kids attend the center scrambling for alternatives.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Picking the best day care a parental priority

After two years of paperwork, a star has landed in Gainesville.

July 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Social media posts often used to screen jurors

Online social media profiles have become a seamless extension of our real-world personalities. But with broader access to sharing your life and personality via the Internet come implications, including with the criminal justice system.

July 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall's price tag mounting for Glades Reservoir

With the delay of a draft environmental impact statement, costs continue mounting with no end in sight for the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 week left to vote early in runoff

With one week of advance voting left, more than 1,000 Hall County voters have cast ballots in the runoff set for July 22.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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