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Haiti quake shocks area church members

Carlton Hicks was shocked by what he saw during a church mission trip in June. Haiti's poverty was absolute and widespread.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


County and Gainesville offices will be closed on Monday

Hall County government offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, and again on Tuesday for a mandatory employee furlough day.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


Man arrested in Braselton shooting incident

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night. Kreg Rayburn, 24, was wounded in the leg and foot in the incident. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


DFCS says that staffing is not an issue

The state agency that oversees the Hall County office of the Division of Family and Children Services strongly disputes a judge's contention that the office has reached near-crisis levels in staffing.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The IRS is cracking down on tax preparers

Not all tax preparers are created equal, at least according to the IRS.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents are not taking the bait at tax sales

Hall County is holding on to a number of properties that just won't sell.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause of liquor store fire unknown

A commercial building on Athens Highway burned Wednesday morning in the latest in a spate of cold-weather fires.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Braselton man arrested after Tuesday night shooting

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night.

January 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Busted pipes plague thawing region

The frigid temperatures may be behind us this week, but many are now dealing with the damage ice has left behind.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies and microchip clinic coming in February

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a rabies and microchip clinic from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center's activity hall.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Planning meeting changed for holiday

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its January meeting in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 7 p.m. Monday. It will take place at Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Norton hopes initiative sprouts new trees

The Norton Agency planted three trees on its property Tuesday as part of an initiative to replenish the stately trees that line the city's signature thoroughfare.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Program to boost credit score education

Unless they are trying to get a loan to buy a new car or home, credit scores aren't something that most people think about regularly.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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