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Gainesville hotel robbed at gunpoint, suspect at large

Gainesville police are seeking a man who robbed the Quality Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall leaders want sales tax glitch fixed

ATLANTA - Representatives from Hall County governments met Wednesday at the Capitol in a show of solidarity to fix the state's disjointed sales tax collection system.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy airlifted for burns

A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today after being scalded at home, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Obama's first year: Supporters, detractors decry partisan politics

One year ago today, the nation's capital was abuzz as thousands of supporters made a pilgrimage to witness the historic presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall Co. officials hope to change method of sales tax collection

Hall County officials will meet at 10:30 a.m. today with the Department of Revenue to discuss sales tax collection and distribution, a heated issue among politicians this year.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville ministry prepares for trip to Haiti's quake zone

A Hall County-based organization is preparing for a trip this week to Haiti, joining up with groups worldwide to help the country broken by last week's earthquake.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


No students hurt in Hall County bus wreck

No one was injured when a school bus carrying 56 students was involved in a wreck this afternoon, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain postpones groundbreaking in Dawson County

Groundbreaking for the Dawson County Government Center, originally set for Thursday, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 28 due to the threat of bad weather.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State Master Gardeners to convene in Gainesville

Just because the ground is near frozen doesn't mean you can't be thinking about gardening.

January 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


High school seniors build leadership skills

For some people, it may be hard to understand how ropes courses or other activities can build leadership, but some Hall County students have made the connection.

January 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs alcohol licenses, discusses spring event

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved three alcoholic beverage licenses and discussed a potential downtown event scheduled for the spring.

January 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen drug forum draws concerned parents

OAKWOOD - For teenagers in Hall County, drugs are easy to get and easy to hide.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


How you can help Haiti

Here are sites where bottled water, peanut butter, cereal, granola and protein bars, baby formula and blankets can be dropped off:

January 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Newtown club leads march, carries on King’s legacy

As members of the community walked Gainesville's streets on Monday singing "Come By Here" and "We Shall Overcome," they celebrated the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and hoped that their celebration would re-ignite a desire to work for social equality.

January 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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2 people arrested in connection to Flowery Branch skeletal remains

Two people have been arrested in the investigation involving skeletal remains found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State money will go toward land for new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College will relocate its current Oakwood campus to another location in Hall County, school and state officials announced Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Bat protections could impact Glades Reservoir decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could add more delays to the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Sheriff’s office arrests 65 in warrant roundup

An operation to serve warrants for violent offenders led to more than 100 warrants being cleared.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Centennial Arts Academy celebrates reading bowl victory

Children waved signs, shouted chants and slapped the hands of their school's victors.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | 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


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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