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State settles fatal trooper wreck

The state of Georgia has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a motorcyclist killed in a 2008 collision with a state patrol car in Lumpkin County.

November 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget safety rules while fixing holiday feast

Thanksgiving Day is not even 24 hours away and it is officially crunch time for chefs everywhere.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cold turkey: Cool air moves in for Thanksgiving

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose as you head to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends or join thousands of others seeking Black Friday shopping deals later this week.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


New tree, same Love Lights

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center flips the switch Dec. 7 on the Love Light tree, it will mark the 30th year of the fundraising program that has raised $1.6 million for hospice.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Waste disposal owner takes White County to court

The legal claim by the owner of a White County septic waste disposal facility that he has a constitutional right to spray his property with human waste is "laughable," county officials said in court filings this week.

November 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

A vacant house off Atlanta Highway burned Tuesday night, and firefighters suspect the blaze was intentionally set. No one was injured.

November 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Check your wheels before you travel this holiday weekend

The countdown to the official Thanksgiving travel period is on.

November 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospice workers seek to brighten the holiday season

James Pierce is quite the charmer.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is open

Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is officially open.

November 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group that worked to defeat North Hall connector routes not going away

Four proposed routes for the Northern Connector have gone away, but the Lake Lanier Community Preservation Association hasn't budged.

November 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program finds uses for junk, keeps trash out of landfill

Recycling isn't always just glass bottles and aluminum cans.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Property bill deadline coming up right after holiday

In the rush to prepare for Thanksgiving, don't forget to visit the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office.

November 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Father posts bond in child’s death

A man who was charged in the death of his 22-month-old son is free on bond, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Family displaced by morning fire

A fire Monday at a residence on Comer Street in Gainesville displaced two adults and two children, according to the Gainesville Fire Department.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Debate rages over future of Hoschton Police

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Police Department remains at the epicenter of Hoschton's ongoing debate over its finances.

November 23, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | 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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