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Judge claims Division of Family and Children Services very understaffed

A Hall County judge says the local office of the Division of Family and Children Services has reached a crisis in staffing levels that could endanger the welfare of children, a contention that state officials deny.

September 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board rules Simmons can't run for re-election

Elections officials ruled Friday that longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons cannot run for re-election because his wife works as an administrator at one of the system's schools.

September 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Heavy rain, storms likely to return to area

A few welcome days of sunshine and clear skies are expected to give way to rain clouds again by this afternoon.

September 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect in child porn case did not work with kids

JEFFERSON - Although a child pornography case involving Lolan Ernest Reeves Jr. is still pending, officials say it doesn't appear that Reeves worked directly with children.

September 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Volunteers help bring back Champion Tree contest

State budget cuts put Hall County's annual Champion Tree contest on hold last year, but with the help of a team of volunteers, the program is back.

September 25, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Humane Society changes name, coverage area

To go along with its new identity as an independent, no-kill shelter, the Humane Society also is changing its name and coverage area.

September 25, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Data show Hall County is more educated

When Sarah Craven lost her job as a paraprofessional last year, she knew what she needed to do - go back to school.

September 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Board OKs animal control code, with an exception

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve the new Animal Control official code of ordinances after weeks of revision. But they still have a little work left to do.

September 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Military college ranks high on Army’s student merit list

North Georgia College & State University has more high-ranking students on the U.S. Army's National Order of Merit List than any other U.S. senior military college.

September 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


John Jarrard benefit concert was music to their ears

Misty Armour drove all day to make the stage for the eighth annual John Jarrard Foundation Benefit Concert.

September 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County tax office worker claims harassment

An employee in the Hall County Tax Assessors Office has filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment and discrimination.

September 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County commission nixes 4 potential routes for connector

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to ask the Greater Hall Metro Planning Organization to remove four potential routes from the drawing board for the Northern Connector.

September 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Police find body believed to be missing Hoschton man

HOSCHTON - The search for a missing Hoschton man ended Thursday after searchers found a body in a wooded area near the Hoschton city limits.

September 24, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times Regional Staff | Local


Jefferson police arrest man on child exploitation charges

The Jefferson Police Department has arrested a 33-year-old man in connection to a child pornography case.

Police Chief Joe Wirthman said Jefferson resident Lolan Reeves Jr. has been charged with two counts of child exploitation.

September 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lifelong Knights’ fan bleeds blue

Michael Parker, a Johnson High School alumni and current teacher and coach, has always been a big fan of the Knights' sports teams, to the extent that he says "I bleed blue!"

September 24, 2009 | By Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Schools promote eating breakfast with fare at lunchtime

Tuesday's lunch menu at C.W. Davis Middle School could better be described as brunch.

March 03, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Eyes on the Road: Storm cleanup along roads still underway

The ice storm is long gone, but the trees and limbs that fell because of it are still strewn across Hall County, with many of them awfully close to roadways.

March 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont gives first OK to businessman's request to leave town limits

A businessman got the Clermont Town Council's initial blessing Tuesday night to leave the North Hall town's boundaries.

March 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System gives seed money for senior transport service

A nonprofit, primarily volunteer-run transportation program serving Hall County's senior citizens has received seed money from the Northeast Georgia Health System to help it become operational.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council again denies drive-thru

Gainesville residents begged for an end to the back-and-forth proposals for a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth man from 2012 boat wreck files petition for release

A Forsyth County man, the subject of a 2013 trial involving the death of two Buford boys, filed a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch for release, claiming his "good behavior" has not been recognized.

March 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear rezoning request

Gainesville City Council will vote today on a proposed drive-thru restaurant at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area schools celebrate National Read Across America Day

Students at Friendship Elementary School in Buford could be seen Monday with books in their hands and hats on their heads, celebrating Dr. Seuss.

March 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lee Gilmer airport now allows larger planes

The sleek Gulfstream was unmistakable to Terry Palmer.

March 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Senate's marijuana bill includes more restrictions than House's

Supporters of medical marijuana said they were blindsided Monday by the introduction of a Senate bill that places more stringent regulations on the drug's use and availability than a House version that passed with bipartisan votes just last week.

March 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Planning Commission upholds decision on moving mobile homes

The placement of mobile homes - and a supposed drop in property value - dominated much of the discussion Monday at the Hall County Planning Commission meeting.

March 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools considers traditional math option

Following the Georgia Board of Education approval of two different mathematics sequences, the Gainesville City School district will consider reverting to traditional mathematics.

March 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

March 02, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Beware of these common tax mistakes

With tax-filing season well underway, some people may be feeling confused or overwhelmed.

March 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector project ready to move forward after land acquisition

All property needed for the construction of a roundabout has been acquired by Flowery Branch, moving that particular project forward.

March 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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