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Charge dropped in case involving death of 2-month-old

Due to a lack of evidence, Hall County Magistrate Court officials have dropped a felony cruelty to children charge against Christopher Lamar Cantrell in an incident involving the death of a 2-month-old, according to public defender Brad Morris.

October 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mount Vernon students get gutsy cutting up sharks

As students entered Cathy Dial's class, many pinched their noses to block out the unusual stench.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall board votes to restart retirement benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to temporarily reinstate retirement benefits for employees at its meeting Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South Carolina man charged in chain-reaction wreck

A South Carolina man was charged with following too closely after a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway near the Forsyth-Hall County line.

October 14, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


WomenSource speaker aims to de-mystify menopause

There's at least one life cycle that many women would like to avoid - menopause.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cedar Creek plant plans are flowing

Gainesville's plans for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant are moving forward with council members approving pre-construction services Thursday morning.

October 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Arsonist gets year in work release program

In 2008, a teenage Samuel Wardlaw set fire to his stepmother's Gainesville home.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake stayed close to full in past year

It took four years, but Lake Lanier finally hit the magic number - 1,071 feet above sea level - one year ago today.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, staff pushed for landfill project

While serving in Congress, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal used his office and staff to help obtain zoning and permits for a landfill behind his Gainesville auto salvage business, according to documents obtained by The Times.

October 14, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Board of Regents bans illegal immigrants from some colleges

The state Board of Regents decided Wednesday to ban illegal immigrants from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and three other schools beginning next fall.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dahlonega study aims to identify traffic problems

Built some 20 years ago to relieve traffic around the Dahlonega square, Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway now needs some help of its own.

October 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parking lot hole soon will be filled

Parking at a shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville soon will become easier as crews finish work on a large sinkhole that's been there for about seven months.

October 13, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Woman’s body found in Cumming house, death appears suspicious

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday afternoon inside a home on Park Street in Cumming.

October 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Suspicious object prompts evacuation

A suspicious object found Wednesday afternoon on Broad Street prompted an evacuation but turned out to not be dangerous, Gainesville Police said.

October 13, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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