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GED honor grad leaves crime, drugs behind, turns life around

Most days around lunchtime, Brandon Martin flashes a winning smile to customers from behind a counter of deli meats, cheeses and veggies.

August 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


‘Crown Royal Bandit’ pleads guilty

A Blairsville man pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville to a string of bank robberies over 11 years that netted him more than $300,000.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cable outage affecting nearly 200 homes

Nearly 190 area homes are without telephone, internet or cable television service today as a result of problems at a Charter Communications cable plant in Gainesville, said a Charter representative.

August 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State continues to boom

OAKWOOD - You don't have to tell John Schmidt that Gainesville State College is in the midst of an ongoing growth explosion.

August 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local utilities warn of possible scams

Local utilities are warning customers to be wary of giving out personal and financial information to just anyone.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area colleges rank high in report

Brenau University, North Georgia College & State University and Piedmont College ranked among the nation's best in higher education, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges.

August 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


How does work affect you? Get your story in the paper

The Times is planning a series of stories during Labor Day weekend on how we work in Northeast Georgia. To help with our coverage, we'd like input from our readers. How has your work status changed in the last year? Have you been laid off or changed what do you for a living? Are you holding down extra jobs to pick up more money? Are recent graduates finding it tough to land a job in today's labor market? Drop us a line at news@gainesvilletimes.com (with "work" in the subject line) or send to Work, Times Newsroom ...

August 20, 2009 | | Local


Defendants ask judge to dismiss motorsports park lawsuit

DAWSONVILLE - The parties named in a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County hope a judge will dismiss the case next month.

The city of Dawsonville, EHK (Ernie Elliott) Investments and Jeremy Porter, founder of Atlanta Motorsports Park, have filed motions to dismiss the civil suit.

August 20, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Probe continues in shooting death of robbery suspect

CUMMING - The investigation continues into the fatal shooting of a suspected bank robber at a south Forsyth gas station.

August 20, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Conference aims to help those who help kids

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing will hold its first educational conference today for people who work with young victims of sexual abuse.

August 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain, lower temperatures help stabilize Lake Lanier

At last, rain has returned to summer in Hall County, bringing with it slightly lower and more bearable temperatures.

August 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jobless rate shows glimmer of hope for economy

Unemployment rates may be higher now than they were at this time last year, but labor officials are optimistic that things are starting to turn around.

August 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ponzi schemer Spell gets a dozen years in federal prison

A self-described "master of deceit" who bilked dozens of investors out of at least $16 million in the largest fraud in Hall County history was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in federal prison.

August 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Four lanes now open on Ga. 13 across I-985 in South Hall

Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway in South Hall is now open to four lanes of travel - two lanes in each direction - between Frontage Road and Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk in North Hall is county's 15th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department today confirmed the county's 15th rabies case of the year involving a skunk in North Hall.

The rabid skunk came in contact with three dogs Monday in the Green Drive area. The animal was shipped the next day to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur, where it was confirmed to be rabid.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm sends residents scrambling for supplies

Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.

February 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power outage leads to worry for those with oxygen tanks

As trasformers blew and iced-over trees fell on power lines, many worried about how to cook their food and stay warm.

February 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill and Nick Watson The Times | Local


NOTE TO READERS: Delivery issues expected due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, delivery of the print edition of The Times to some of our readers may be delayed Wednesday morning in order not to put our carriers at risk.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Vols linebacker, Gainesville grad A.J. Johnson surrenders to police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, has turned himself in on a charge of aggravated rape.

February 17, 2015 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Local


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