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High court hears appeal in Hall murder case

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a man who escaped the death penalty but was instead sentenced to life without parole by a Hall County jury for a drug-related double murder.
Ignacio Vergara is appealing the sentence imposed in his August 2008 trial for the 2002 shooting deaths of Francisco Saucedo and Alejandro Santana.
The two men were shot to death on a remote gravel road in South Hall road for two kilograms of cocaine worth about $39,000.
The gunman in the case, Brigado Soto, pleaded guilty and also received a sentence of ...

March 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 apartment units burned in fire

Hall County firefighters quickly put out a fire at Creekside Apartments in Oakwood Sunday evening.

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood council to consider CVB contract

Oakwood City Council plans to reaffirm tonight its partnership with the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"We're already working with the CVB, but it was based on an old arrangement from 10 years ago," City Manager Stan Brown said.
"What we're going to do is kind of solidify the relationship."
Stacey B. Dickson, CVB president, is scheduled to speak to the council.
The council's action would follow similar moves taken by Flowery Branch and Lake Lanier Islands in which the CVB receives hotel-motel taxes in exchange for promotion of South Hall.
The Gainesville City Council voted in ...

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Home Expo’s experts offer improvement tips

Is there a room in your house that you have been meaning to paint, but you keep putting it off? Or maybe you are hoping to completely renovate your home but you have a lot of questions.

March 07, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Oakwood pushes for new learning center

Getting to Lanier Technical College's Adult Learning Center in Gainesville is one thing, and then finding a place to park is another.

March 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New police chief may not be appointed until April

It could be April before Gainesville officials decide on a new police chief, according to City Manager Kip Padgett.

March 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Nursing profession hit by recession, too

Even before he began college, Beau Proctor knew exactly what he wanted to be - a nurse.

March 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Census questions reflect history

Census officials say this year's survey is one of the shortest in history.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Latino leaders work to prevent immigrant undercount

Mario Alarcon eyed an illustrated pamphlet handed to him by Latino college students inside an Atlanta Highway laundromat on a recent Saturday morning.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2010 census forms go out this month

Keep an eye out for a delivery from the U.S. Census.

March 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Homecoming celebration planned for Charlie Company

A homecoming celebration for Gainesville-based Charlie Company is being planned for May 1 at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

March 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Failed bank accused of fraud

Habersham County's largest and oldest bank made risky and questionable business decisions that crossed the line into fraud and conspiracy before it failed in late January, a lawsuit alleges.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Postal Service considers dropping Saturday service to save money

Whether it's a birthday card, bills or junk mail, soon, you may have to wait until Monday to get it.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Scouts plan to restore national forest trails

More than 675 people, mostly Boy Scouts ages 11-17, plan to help repair and refurbish more than 13 miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man arrested for burglary

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Travis Charles Bales, 37, of Gainesville in connection with a burglary earlier this week at a residence on Athens Highway in Gainesville. Someone entered the home and stole electronics, which were then pawned at local pawn shops, authorities said. Investigators were able to recover most of the property.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Filling an educational niche for struggling students

Students at Sage Academy in Gainesville work at their own pace, eat lunch on the downtown square and often share a classroom with a few ...

July 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Smithgall garden draws big musical acts to Gainesville

At the end of his show on Nov. 4, 1994, inside a packed house at the Georgia Mountains Center, Bob Dylan sat on a stool ...

July 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man found guilty on 2 battery charges in homeless beating

A man was found guilty in Hall County Superior Court of two counts of aggravated battery, but was acquitted of aggravated assault on a man ...

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen faces 20 charges in S. Hall crime spree

A South Hall teenager is facing additional charges after authorities say he committed a string of crimes, including burglary and arson.

July 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Police: Woman found dead last year was shot

A woman who was found dead outside her Oakwood home last year was shot, authorities said this week.

July 17, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Navy man believed to have shot his own leg

Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man shot in north Forsyth

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Authorities identify body found on east Forsyth Lake Lanier shore

July 17, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville City Council plans to OK stormwater plan

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to approve an agreement Tuesday with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes ...

July 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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