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Firefighters respond to blaze off Gillsville Highway

Hall County firefighters have responded to a house fire at 2911 Cowpoke Lane.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Man gets 11 years in child porn case

A former Gainesville church deacon maintained his innocence of child pornography charges Thursday before being sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison.

Marvin D. Bridges, 37, addressed U.S. District Court Judge William C. O'Kelley in a sentencing hearing on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Bridges was convicted by a federal jury in Gainesville following a three-day trial in October.

December 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Quinlan arts center's new boss is same as the old boss

Amanda Kroll has been named the new executive director of Gainesville's Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

December 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Law enforcement targets bad drivers over the holidays

Law enforcement agencies are bracing for a busy holiday travel season on Georgia's highways.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Fulbright scholars from Jordan learn about US schools

A band of four Jordanian school principals have been touring local schools and colleges this week as part of a Fulbright Fellowship cultural exchange program.

December 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Keep decorations away from heat; don’t block escapes

Holiday decorations add to the festive nature of the season but can also add to the fire risk in homes. Remember these safety tips when decorating your home for the holidays:

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville wants law to cover unpaid utility bills

What if landlords were held accountable for their tenants' sins?

Last week, Gainesville officials asked state legislators to consider amending state law to hold landowners responsible for unpaid utility bills their tenants leave behind.

December 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Winder home helps victims of domestic abuse

It may appear to be an office, but a simple brick building on Jackson Street in Winder is the place where victims of domestic abuse can go to get a fresh start.

December 26, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Lula shooting results in injury, arrest

LULA - A man was taken into custody early Thursday afternoon and charged with shooting his nephew in the leg, Hall County sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

December 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Look after your holiday guests

The holiday season can be a time of fun and festivities. Many gatherings are taking place among family and friends. The more people present increases the risk for fire or other injury. Consider these safety tips:

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Charter’s struggles shouldn't affect cable customers

The financial woes of Charter Communications should not affect local cable customers in Hall County, a cable TV expert said.

Charter announced last week that it was seeking help in restructuring $21 billion in debt, leading many on Wall Street to speculate the St. Louis-based company could be headed for bankruptcy.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Feds put Hall, 157 other Georgia counties in disaster status over drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a request for a primary disaster designation for 158 counties, including Hall, based on production losses due to the ongoing drought and excessive temperatures.

December 26, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Vacant home fires a ‘sign of the times’

When the smoke cleared after a devastating house fire Dec. 5 on Ridgemont Trace, Gainesville fire investigators had a real mystery on their hands.

Not only were they searching for clues as to how the vacant two-story, three-bedroom home burned, they were searching for an owner. Nearly two weeks later, they still haven't found anyone who will claim the house.

December 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

The line for jobs is getting longer

Evelyn Stafford's job with a Christian ministry in Atlanta was cut in July 2007.

Before that, she spent an extensive career as an executive assistant, including a 15-year stint at the highest levels of the Coca-Cola Co., where she accepted a partial job buyout offer in 2000.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Lula’s holiday gift: No property taxes, again

Hearing that the Lula City Council decided to eliminate property taxes sounds like a dream to some.

December 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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