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5-minute ruling: Jury says death penalty defendant competent to stand trial

It took a jury less than five minutes to decide that a man accused of abducting, raping and strangling a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sellers, shoppers happy that DOT restarted work in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - W. Sam Dixon's business is like an aging boxer who has taken a steady share of blows to the jaw over the years.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County, feds, private firm reach deal on old jail

It's not every day in the midst of a recession that a company comes to town with 160 jobs and a $7.5 million payroll.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This knock is no joke. Accurate census key to funding

Opening the door when a U.S. Census field representative knocks may be more important than you think.

It could make the difference between your community getting some extra federal funds, or not.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local surplus store opens second location

Dave Goodridge considers himself to be a recycler.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Super Speeder’ bill up for vote today

A proposal to tack an extra $200 onto the speeding tickets of Georgia's worst offenders is by no means a shoo-in for approval.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood takes another crack at sign regulation

Banners return to the Oakwood City Council agenda tonight.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Leftover Pets low-cost spaying, neutering clinics help curb pet overpopulation

Six to 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

March 08, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Experts say mending thyself might not be good doctoring

Is "do-it-yourself" an effective strategy for health care?

March 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson High JROTC team needs money to fight for championship

JEFFERSON - A Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC team has been presented with an opportunity of a lifetime, but they need an extra boost to reach it.

March 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pastor recalls slain Illinois preacher

A pastor gunned down during a service at his Illinois church this morning "was just a great, humble guy who loved the Lord, his family and his church very much," said a Gainesville pastor who had known him since 2003.

The Rev. Fred Winters of First Baptist Church in Maryville and the Rev. Jon Beck of New Holland Baptist Church, which is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, met at a 2003 leadership conference in Indianapolis.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Honor our fallen heroes by running

HOSCHTON - Since fighting began in Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 5,000 U.S. troops have lost their lives, 144 from Georgia.

March 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary teacher receives state honor

Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Neusa Wendt has been honored with the Georgia Association for Gifted Children's Mary Frasier Equity & Excellence Award.

March 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST could help pay off county's sewer loans

It is often said that sewer is the engine for economic development. But sewer doesn't come cheap.

March 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


One for the books: Enota second in state reading bowl

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reading bowl team took home a second-place trophy Saturday in the state championship bowl.

March 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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