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Canine killer gets year in prison

A Gainesville man who drowned one dog in a toilet and stabbed another to death after collecting news clippings about the Michael Vick dogfighting case received a one-year prison sentence this week.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Inquiry into Forsyth arson case continues

CUMMING - Investigators have received their fair share of leads, and are following up on each one, as the probe into a Jan. 18 house fire in northeastern Forsyth County enters its second week.

January 27, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Traffic now flowing at site of wreck that killed one

JEFFERSON - A wreck that killed two people Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Jefferson kept southbound lanes closed for nearly four hours.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three indicted in chaplain's death

CLEVELAND - Three people charged in connection with the December murder of a Clermont chaplain were indicted Tuesday by a White County grand jury.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Victoria Lane dangerous for school buses, official says

The mud, holes and bumps on Victoria Lane in Lula make the road so hard to maneuver that the Hall County school system has stopped school bus service to the neighborhood.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson council puts off vote on sign regulations

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council isn't making any hasty decisions when it comes to signs.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


EPD fines White County man over creek erosion

A White County businessman has paid $22,500 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for allegedly causing erosion in a tributary of the Chattahoochee River north of Helen.

January 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


As aid demand increases, Red Cross needs help to give help

When an early morning fire destroyed everything inside the Cleveland Highway residence Elizabeth and Francisco Gutierrez called home, the American Red Cross was there.

January 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Christian school on track to grow despite hard times

North Georgia Christian School leaders are offering a sneak peak tonight at the school's new 100-acre South Hall campus.

January 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Barrow Medical Center wants court to nix appeal for South Hall hospital

Barrow Medical Center has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to reject Northeast Georgia Medical Center's petition to appeal a Barrow County Superior Court judge's ruling denying a new hospital in Braselton.

January 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Regions Bank sues over parking lot

A major bank and the developer of a large office and hotel complex have gone to court over rights to the property.

January 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Joint government group endorses continued sales tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Joint Local Government Association voted Monday night to endorse the 1-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which goes before Hall County voters on March 17.

January 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Phil Sutton knows ins and outs of Hall County, rowing courses

Assistant County Administrator Phil Sutton knows just about everything there is to know about Hall County. It's his job.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Signing, zoning top Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action on several issues, including appointing a new mayor pro tempore, when the group meets at 6 tonight.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


In Hoschton, history moves with century-old building

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Depot no longer will be the only historic building located in Hoschton's Historic Commons area.

January 25, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


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Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2 challenge Deal in governor’s race

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal faces a stiff challenge in his re-election bid this year as state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, rallies Democrats to his candidacy and Libertarian Andrew Hunt works to make inroads for an increasingly popular third party.

October 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: Georgia governor

Jason Carter

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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