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Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch may raise water rates for longtime residents

All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.

May 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


History Center event honors James Mathis Sr.

Dozens of friends poured into the Northeast Georgia History Center on Thursday night to recognize Frances and James Mathis Sr.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Language aid offered for Hall school families

For parents who speak languages other than English, Hall County schools will offer phone and in-person translation services this fall.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 arrests made in bank robbery spree

Authorities said they have halted a week-long bank robbery spree with the Thursday arrests of two Murrayville men.

May 20, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville to DOT: Fix our roads

Gainesville officials are asking the state Department of Transportation to take care of its own in the city limits.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City parks department works with tight budget

When Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper presented his plan to run the city's recreation facilities in the coming fiscal year with a bank account that was about 16 percent smaller than the current year, he said the plan met maintenance and operation needs for 2011.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students hope for top prize in safe driving competition

East Hall High School students are vying for $10,000, all while helping others learn the dangers of texting while driving.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school counselor shares ideas in Washington

Gainesville had a voice in Washington, D.C., last week to talk about the importance of helping minority students transition between high school and higher education.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors watch serial killer hoax videos

When a Gainesville man posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, he brought further emotional pain to two distressed families and caused investigators to waste hundreds of hours, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Dual immersion program lets students work on projects together online

Students in Hall County Schools and students at a private school in Guanajuato, Mexico, may not have much in common.

August 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville day care under investigation after child ends up in highway

The Department of Early Care and Learning is investigating a Gainesville day care after a child was found walking on the median of Dawsonville Highway ...

August 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man sleuths for sickness at CDC

A Gainesville native has joined an elite fellowship program of "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lawsuit alleges racial slurs by neighbor

Years of racial epithets and threats from a neighbor forced a Gainesville family from their home recently, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Hall ...

August 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some services down today at Department of Driver Services

A mandatory program to verify noncitizens' legal presence in the country when they apply or for or renew driver's licenses will not be available ...

August 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside Military Academy recognizes local leaders, raises scholarship funds at ceremony

The halls of Riverside Military Academy echoed with voices and music Thursday evening, as the school opened its doors to more than 260 North Georgia ...

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau ...

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula woman charged in hit-and-run that injured jogger

A Lula woman faces seven charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a jogger was struck in Clermont last week, according to the ...

August 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Funeral services are Friday for longtime Hall County clerk of commissioners

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, who served as the Hall County clerk of commissioners for more than two decades.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man’s body found in lake near where he’d been working on his boat

The body of a man who went missing Wednesday night was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in about 60 feet of water in ...

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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