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Day care worker arrested after toddler burned

A day care worker has been arrested and an emergency order issued to close Discovering Basics in Clermont after a toddler was allegedly burned there.

June 21, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


2 men arrested on meth trafficking charges

Two men have been arrested by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and Sheriff's Deputies and charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Authorities seized 94 grams of the drug estimated to be worth $9,400.

June 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Destroyed home, lot donated to Habitat for Humanity

After a Jan. 16 fire consumed their home, James and Kristine Hunter are hoping to build a better future for a homeless veteran.

June 20, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials conclude tax input meetings

While comments on The Times website and Facebook page often reveal opposition to a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, residents at the last of three meetings Thursday in Gainesville to gather public input on what projects to fund said they supported the tax.

June 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawyers finalize jury picks in Pepper’s Market fatal shooting trial

Attorneys are set to give opening statements Monday in Hall County Superior Court after selecting jurors for the murder trial of Joseph Scott Williams.

June 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Changes may come to tax sharing negotiations

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association have begun talks to determine whether the process of distributing local option sales tax revenue between counties and cities can be improved and made more equitable.

June 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bookmobiles bring the school library home

Gainesville Middle School student Jordan Griffin approached the bus with suspicion at first.

June 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local






Officials warn parents against leaving children in hot cars

It's never a good idea to leave a child alone in a car, local child experts say, but somehow it still happens as evidenced by a metro Atlanta case Wednesday that killed a 22-month-old.

June 19, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakefront tax values stir venom

One topic of conversation drowned out all other fiscal concerns when the Hall County Board of Commissioners held its first public hearing this month on the proposed 2015 fiscal year budget.

June 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Customers crowd Charter store after switchover

The doors of Charter's store off Thompson Bridge Road have been swinging since Monday, when the company switched to all digital, causing any TVs without digital boxes to go dark.

June 19, 2014 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville tries to escape jail debt

The fallout from Gainesville's purchase of the old Hall County jail in 2012, and the subsequent exodus of the Corrections Corp. of America the following year, has left the city treading water on the debt payments it owes.

June 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Badge and Bar: Defendant from HBO documentary returns to court

With recidivism rates high, judges might not remember each and every defendant they see at probation revocation hearings, although Judge Jason Deal said Wednesday he recognized Cory Campbell in court.

June 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee Mill road project step closer to fruition

Gainesville City Council is prepared to enter into an agreement next week with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for construction of a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open property for development.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP candidates in U.S. Senate runoff spend $11M total

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Fourth lesson: Comfort in water can be natural and learned

Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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