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Local doctor finishes 2nd tour in Iraq

No one knows when Iraq will achieve enough stability for U.S. troops to start withdrawing from the country.

January 28, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Out-of-city tuition hike is approved

The Gainesville school board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to increase annual out-of-city student tuition for a one-child family from $450 to $585 for next school year.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State budget spat could force delinquent tax notices on landowners

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia brought out a new weapon in what is shaping up to be a battle royale over the fate of the Homestead Tax Relief Grant.

January 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson students get ‘carded’ for good grades

JEFFERSON - At Jefferson High School, it pays for students to do well in the classroom.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville picks two top spellers

Two Gainesville students came out on top after putting their orthographic skills to the test in the elementary and middle school district spelling bees.

January 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Canine killer gets year in prison

A Gainesville man who drowned one dog in a toilet and stabbed another to death after collecting news clippings about the Michael Vick dogfighting case received a one-year prison sentence this week.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Inquiry into Forsyth arson case continues

CUMMING - Investigators have received their fair share of leads, and are following up on each one, as the probe into a Jan. 18 house fire in northeastern Forsyth County enters its second week.

January 27, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Traffic now flowing at site of wreck that killed one

JEFFERSON - A wreck that killed two people Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Jefferson kept southbound lanes closed for nearly four hours.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three indicted in chaplain's death

CLEVELAND - Three people charged in connection with the December murder of a Clermont chaplain were indicted Tuesday by a White County grand jury.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Victoria Lane dangerous for school buses, official says

The mud, holes and bumps on Victoria Lane in Lula make the road so hard to maneuver that the Hall County school system has stopped school bus service to the neighborhood.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson council puts off vote on sign regulations

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council isn't making any hasty decisions when it comes to signs.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


EPD fines White County man over creek erosion

A White County businessman has paid $22,500 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for allegedly causing erosion in a tributary of the Chattahoochee River north of Helen.

January 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


As aid demand increases, Red Cross needs help to give help

When an early morning fire destroyed everything inside the Cleveland Highway residence Elizabeth and Francisco Gutierrez called home, the American Red Cross was there.

January 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Christian school on track to grow despite hard times

North Georgia Christian School leaders are offering a sneak peak tonight at the school's new 100-acre South Hall campus.

January 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Barrow Medical Center wants court to nix appeal for South Hall hospital

Barrow Medical Center has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to reject Northeast Georgia Medical Center's petition to appeal a Barrow County Superior Court judge's ruling denying a new hospital in Braselton.

January 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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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


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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




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