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Georgia attorney general: Follow MLK's example, change the world

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker exhorted Brenau University audience members Thursday afternoon to act on Martin Luther King Jr.'s example and do their part to improve society.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecasters call for 'snow accumulation'

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Here we snow again: Snow likely, but how much?

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

Are you ready for a white weekend? The National Weather Service says its possible.

January 29, 2008 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Murder suspect’s second van found

The GBI found suspected serial killer Gary Hilton's old van at a Habersham County scrap yard Friday, but what evidence they might get from the vehicle, broken down and abandoned since late 2005, remains questionable.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apalachicola sues to get more water from Lake Lanier

The city of Apalachicola, Fla., has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jury to start deciding if mother beat child

A jury could decide today whether a young Gainesville mother is guilty of beating her 2-year-old daughter nearly to death, then withholding medical treatment overnight.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Melted snowfall eases drought better than rain

When it comes to drought relief, snow has a slight edge over rain.

January 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Centerpoint mentors, in it for the long haul, honored Thursday

When Okema Washington first moved to Gainesville from New York, she wanted to make sure her son, Jakhai, had a positive male influence in his life.

January 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials decide on when to close schools

GAINESVILLE - Ahh, a snow day. Good news for students and often a tough call for superintendents.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers OK state water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

January 29, 2008 | | Local


Snow gives area a day of play

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton: Economy takes toll on Georgia

A few hard doses of reality and a number of bright spots for the future were included in Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mother found guilty of beating toddler

A Gainesville mother was found guilty Friday of beating her 2-year-old daughter to the point of leaving numerous bruises and lacerations, but a jury acquitted her of causing a life-threatening skull fracture.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More winter weather coming this weekend

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Another round of winter weather may be headed to North Georgia.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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