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Darrell L. Logan, 39, of Gainesville, has been charged with animal abuse in connection with allegations that he hit a horse with a shovel. The incident was depicted in a video that has been widely circulated through social media.  A criminal summons was issued in the case, setting Logan’s initial...

Former Gainesville teacher Elvis Barrett was known for his love of the outdoors – and shared that love with his students. Now they’re raising funds to create an outdoor classroom on the Gainesville school campus in his memory.
A fundraising drive is underway to create an outdoor classroom on the Gainesville School campus to honor a teacher described by many as one of Gainesville’s best – and most eccentric. After Elvis Barrett died Aug. 12 at the Gainesville Health Care Center at the age of 86, his obituary, posted on...

Last month, as Jessi and Delilah admired a green zebra tomato growing in their garden, Jessi told the 2-year-old it would be ready in one more day. She turned away briefly, and when she looked again, Delilah had obviously decided that extra day wasn’t needed. With half the tomato already gone, she told her mom, “I eat it.”
Gardeners’ names: Jessi Dreckman and daughter Delilah Belle   Describe your garden: We have a garden spot that’s about 20 feet by 30 feet. It features a 6-foot fence to keep the critters out. We typically plant in-ground but, inspired by Mindy Pippin’s beautiful straw bale gardens from years past,...

DALTON WOODWARD
Dalton Ray Woodward, 18, of Gainesville is facing three felony charges in connection with allegations that he stole a UTV, several tools and other items from a building in Theodosia.  Woodward was scheduled to be arraigned before Associate Circuit Judge Raymond Gross Tuesday on charges of burglary...
Rebecca Ruud’s murder trial has been rescheduled for Dec. 14 in Greene County before Circuit Judge Calvin Holden. This will be the sixth time the bench trial has been reset. One piece of evidence that won’t be allowed at trial is an initial interview Ruud gave officers in August 2017, just days...
Bakersfield School has revised its reopening guidelines to follow new state-agency recommendations, and the most controversial part of the revision pertains to students’ mask-wearing. Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times Monday the issues related to students’ mask-wearing have...

Ashley McConnell has been hired as the new high school English teacher at Lutie. She is pictured here with her husband, Cameron, 4-year-old daughter Lennon and 1-year-old son Brody.
The Lutie School District has hired Ashley McConnell as the new high school English teacher for the 2020-21 school year.  McConnell will teach English courses for grades 9-12 in addition to speech and debate, journalism and short stories and novels at Lutie this year. She graduated from Ann Sobrato...
Tanner W. Jennings, of Theodosia, has been charged with driving while intoxicated involving a serious physical injury, a class D felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class E felony, in connection with a July 18 incident in which Jennings was allegedly driving a pickup truck with other...

TOBY HUDSON
Toby Charles Hudson, 21, of Gainesville, was scheduled to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Raymond Gross Tuesday for a bond-reduction hearing in a case in which he’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Hudson was arrested Aug. 11 and held on a $1,500 cash-only bond. The class D felony...

GREG MCGEE
Gregory Ralph McGee, of Gainesville, is charged with driving while intoxicated causing serious physical injury to another person, a class D felony, in connection with a June 30 accident on Highway 5 near W Highway. McGee and another driver, Gainesville resident Joshua Randolph were both seriously...

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