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Ex-teacher charged with molestation allegedly flees with daughter

A former Gainesville Elementary School teacher charged with molesting students in the classroom is considered a fugitive after violating conditions of his bond, authorities said Saturday.

Jerry Norman Jones, 51, was visiting his 4-year-old daughter Friday morning in Cumming when he left with the girl, in violation of bond conditions that prohibited unsupervised contact, Gainesville Police Lt. Brian Kelly said.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged in motorcycle shop blaze

Authorities believe Alan Kilgore nearly lost his life for a $1,000 fee.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County: U.S. 129 traffic to shift Monday

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic on U.S. 129 Monday as it widens the highway from the Jefferson Bypass to Ga. 330 in Jackson County.

February 26, 2008 | | Local


Jackson County student gets 3 years for bomb plot

JEFFERSON - Saying he didn't believe Andrew Criswell intended to hurt anyone when he brought a homemade bomb fashioned from black powder and wires into Jackson County Comprehensive High School, a judge sentenced the emotionally troubled teen to three years in prison Thursday.

February 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mansion fire remains under investigation

Gainesville fire officials are asking for the public's help in the probe of a fire that severely damaged an unfinished $2 million home on Riverside Drive Sunday.

February 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County Humane Society to hold contest

The Humane Society of Hall County has announced a Be Kind to Animals Week art contest for kindergartners through 12th-graders. Themes for the artwork can include kindness to animals, pet adoptions, wildlife conservation or protecting endangered animals.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Atlanta Highway’s new traffic light gets turned on next week

State and local officials say a new signal that will be turned on next week at Hilton Drive and Atlanta Highway will improve traffic at the intersection.

February 26, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Court ruling throws big wrench into Gainesville's plans for Midtown

Gainesville officials will have to take their plans to use school property taxes on the Midtown redevelopment back to the drawing board following a state Supreme Court ruling Monday.

February 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial set for Medal of Honor recipient

A memorial service in honor of Cpt. Hilliard A. Wilbanks will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Cornelia Community House, which is located at 601 Wyly St. in Cornelia.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Schofield: Education reform needed now

OAKWOOD - Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield spoke to South Hall business leaders Thursday morning about the urgency for school reforms.

February 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall asks lawmakers for additional State Court judge

Hall County Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday asking state legislators to create an additional judgeship for the State Court of Hall County.

February 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Arbor Day jewel: McEver Elementary students plant a little gem magnolia

A class at McEver Elementary School planted a tree Thursday afternoon in celebration of Arbor Day, which is today.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Companies pledge not to hire illegal immigrants

Among small construction subcontractors in the metro Atlanta area, Dale Jakupca considers his company something of an anomaly.

February 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Time to watch the birdies: Many in Northeast Georgia participated in last year's annual count

Northeast Georgia residents are dusting off their binoculars in preparation for the 11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count.

February 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Letters of Love: Hall County couple celebrate golden anniversary on Valentine's Day

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February 25, 2008 | BY ERIN WILLIAMSON | Local


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Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




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


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