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Online prowl for sex with 11-year-old lands man, 63, in prison

A Gainesville man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for using a computer to attempt to entice a child for sexual purposes.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Timely delivery: Superheroes give supplies to Myers Elementary

A few caped North Hall High School students swooped into Myers Elementary School and saved the day by dropping off school supplies to every classroom.

February 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Recession hits hard for cities, businesses in White County

When the economy takes a nosedive and people are afraid to spend money on anything that's not essential, it's bad news for a town whose existence depends on tourism.

February 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Attorney calls motion to add officials to lawsuit ‘ridiculous’

The attorney for the bank suing Gainesville City Center over access rights through the developer's planned hotel and office complex in midtown Gainesville says a motion to add two elected officials to the case is "absolutely ridiculous and totally unfounded."

February 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tadmore teacher dies from injuries in wreck

Students and staff at Tadmore Elementary School are mourning a teacher who died after suffering serious injuries in a one-car accident Tuesday afternoon in Braselton.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch High staff member dies following heart surgery

Flowery Branch High School staff member Sherman Childers died Monday as a result of complications from a heart surgery, Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson school officials check out Hall’s plan

Students in Laurie Whitener's kindergarten class at Sugar Hill Elementary School start arriving at 7:15 a.m. As they trickle in, they put their bookbags away and grab breakfast items from the front of the room.

February 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Assisted suicide advocates arrested in Dawson County

Members of a group that supports assisted suicide told a Dawson County man they would help him kill himself, authorities said.

February 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team advances to state competition

The team from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy took first place Saturday in the elementary school division competition of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Statesboro.

February 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sign up to get old appliances hauled off

Got a washed-up washing machine or a defunct dryer? Here's your chance to get rid of it.

February 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rep. Deal differs on ideology in Obama’s address

Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation gave President Barack Obama's address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night a thumbs-up for its style but were less impressed with its substance.

February 25, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Quinlan's Rembrandt is ‘a step into art history’

A day after her 104th birthday, Lessie Smithgall and her family on Thursday unveiled the largest gift in the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's history.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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