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Officials say neglect case shows need for solicitors to view DFCS records

A case involving a Hall County woman who left her three young children home alone and hungry illustrates the need to revise a state law that protects confidential child welfare records, a local prosecutor said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Leaders waiting to act on water ruling

Georgia's congressional delegation met briefly on Tuesday to discuss a ruling requiring an act of Congress so most of metro Atlanta can continue using Lake Lanier as a water source.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Forsyth deputy's child porn trial is under way

GAINESVILLE - Testimony continued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the trial of a former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy on child pornography charges.

July 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Latest state budget cuts include schools

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered more cuts to the state's budget Tuesday, including at least three furlough days for all state employees.

July 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braselton mayor aims for state Senate seat

BRASELTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will be seeking election for a different office this fall.

July 21, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Girl pulled from Lanier last weekend has died

A 4-year-old Clarkston girl who was rescued from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam last weekend died Tuesday, officials said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula opens Veterans Park to honor sacrifices

The city of Lula celebrated the opening of its Veterans Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

July 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Councilmen Dunagan, Wangemann will seek re-election

Gainesville City Councilmen Danny Dunagan and George Wangemann want to keep their seats on the council.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville rehires 25 teachers, hires 8 new ones

The Gainesville school board rehired 25 teachers who were let go at the end of the school year, according to district officials.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham County school system makes AYP

The state Department of Education announced last week that Habersham Central High School's appeal of the Adequate Yearly Progress rating of the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students was successful.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps to waive day-use fees at Hall County parks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will waive day-use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps at recreation areas Aug. 1-9.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal officials start examining plane crash probe

Federal officials are just now beginning to investigate the wreckage of a plane that left Cleveland on Friday and was found near Hayesville, N.C., on Sunday.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County Commissioners to discuss funding regional group

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for more money at its Thursday board meeting.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Visitor ‘arrested’ for eating chicken with fork

Ginny Dietrick fought the law Monday. But this time, she won.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau waits on state’s OK for nursing program

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


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