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Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard again, according to court documents.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul of the emergency 911 system.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians as part of the project.

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named publisher of Morris Caribbean Publications and will be transferring to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is anything but short on color.

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on the road.

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical obstacle should divide us from each other.

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit increases this year, with the average at around 3 percent.

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three men have been charged with felony murder in an indictment in alleged connection to a fatal April shooting.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make ...

August 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta man identified as victim of Friday boating incident on Lanier

Authorities identified the victim of a boating incident Friday on Lake Lanier as Department of Natural Resources personnel continue to search for the body.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: 2 suspects bought lawn equipment with fake money used in movies

Two suspects used $1,000 of fake money made for movies to buy lawn equipment last month at a Buford Wal-Mart, police said.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall firefighter channels artistic side with mural at Challenged Child and Friends

Damon Migliore is a sort of jack-of-all-trades as a Hall County Fire Services sergeant, painter and tattoo artist.

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Athens Highway widening has started

Work on Hall County's next big road project is underway, but motorists will need to exercise patience as the project slowly takes shape.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

A body believed to be a Florida man who went missing from Lake Lanier Aug. 6 has been found by Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans will get further review at Gainesville school board forum

A new Enota school is needed and should be built, Gainesville school board members say, probably on the same schedule as agreed starting in May ...

August 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Court ruling could halt Mar-Jac plant inspection

A local magistrate judge has recommended a warrant be quashed to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for potential worker-safety violations.

August 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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