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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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State Patrol: No drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that killed 4 UGA students

No one was believed to be impaired in a fatal wreck Wednesday involving five University of Georgia students and a Demorest woman, according to Georgia ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Search will continue Tuesday for missing Snellville man at Lake Lanier

Law enforcement suspended the search again at 6 p.m. Monday for a Snellville boater missing since Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Test results coming out Tuesday are a bit like school’s report card

The College and Career Readiness Performance Index scores are a bit "like a kid coming home with a report card" for school districts, Kevin Bales ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

May 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Eleven weeks of rigorous training came before the big race day for some at the Fit Families 5K at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

May 01, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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