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Man pleads guilty in 2008 home invasion murder

A man whose addiction to drugs led him from a life of privilege to the murder of a West Hall homeowner during a burglary tearfully apologized after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court on Friday.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tainted asphalt forces repaving on Lake Lanier Islands

BUFORD - The president of one of the state's largest highway contracting firms says his company will need to repave a stretch of Ga. 60 and internal roads at Lake Lanier Islands because of contaminated asphalt.

February 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mount Vernon dedicates new playground, memorial garden

More than 100 students and parents of Mount Vernon Elementary School planted 27 trees Friday in celebration of Arbor Day at the grand opening of the school's renovated playground.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs names football star ‘Youth of the Year’

A Gainesville High School junior has been named as Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

February 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher applicants get a taste of Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City School System is giving prospective employees a taste of what life is actually like in the town.

February 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Enota elementary vies for reading bowl gold

For the past two years, a team of readers from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has placed third in the state at the annual Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Daddies, daughters dance night away

It's not every day that a man has the chance to dance with a beautiful young lady, but girls and their fathers danced the night away Thursday.

February 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Developers assert Midtown project’s viability

A legal spat over a right to access the Regions Operations Center through a planned Midtown Gainesville development has halted progress, the developers of City View Center say.

February 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latino leaders to gather Saturday at Gainesville State College

People with common interests in the future of Latinos in Georgia will gather Saturday at Gainesville State College to discuss, debate, learn and connect.

February 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bank economist foresees 3rd-quarter recovery

FLOWERY BRANCH - An economist for Georgia's largest bank told Hall County officials Thursday that he believes the nation's economy will emerge from the recession in the third quarter of this year.

February 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rotten economy boosts demand for free Safe Kids safety products

The coordinator of Safe Kids of Gainesville-Hall County used to get a couple of calls a week from parents asking about free child car seats.

February 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson officer broke no laws, DA says

A Jefferson police officer has been cleared of any criminal misconduct by the district attorney, but he will not return to regular duty just yet.

February 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts gauge recent rains benefits

If Shakespeare had been around to witness Wednesday night's thunderstorms, he would have described it like this: "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

February 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H team to match its shooting skills against officers

On Saturday, members of the Hall County 4-H BB and rifle team will compete against local law enforcement officers in the 4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge.

February 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Correctional institute escapee captured

A 19-year-old Murrayville armed robbery convict was caught this morning nearly two hours after he escaped from the Hall County Correctional Institute.

February 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville schools plan change to attendance policy

Hall and Gainesville schools have similar philosophies on student attendance, but opposite reactions to new attendance guidelines from the state Department of Education.

October 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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