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Gainesville receives grant for preservation

Gainesville has received $21,000 in federal grant funding to continue its survey of the city's historic resources.

March 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council to vote on trash service changes

This morning, Gainesville residents can tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to change their trash service.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school teachers get May planning day back

The Gainesville City Board of Education has decided to use a snow day as a replacement for a state-mandated furlough day.

March 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boy Scouts plant tree in honor of 100th anniversary

A winter storm took out a couple of trees at Rock Creek Greenway in Gainesville.

March 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood's Railroad Street getting reworked

Oakwood is well under way with a downtown improvements project city officials hope will serve as a taste of things to come under its ambitious 2030 plan.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy renders Flowery Branch project’s start shaky

The first phase of construction on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million project planned for downtown, had been pegged for a launch this summer.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tardy taxpayers may get extra fees

Gainesville property owners who still owe their 2008 property taxes may be paying more.

March 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Inmates will count in census

Of the 240 inmates at the Hall County Correctional Institution on Barber Road, two-thirds are men on the verge of freedom.

March 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids, parents learn about North Georgia’s mining history

Nine-year-old Cole Kaminski enjoyed panning for gold Sunday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

March 14, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Ex-attorney sentenced to federal prison

A Forsyth County man who kept a law practice in Sugar Hill will spend nearly two years behind bars on a federal mail fraud conviction.

March 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson seeks to control spas, massage parlors

JEFFERSON - City officials have taken a proactive step in addressing massage and spa establishments before they begin popping up in Jefferson.

March 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson school officials weigh schedule changes

JEFFERSON - Although no decisions have been made, Jefferson City Schools officials are considering adjusting the class schedule for high school students.

March 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Funeral set for sheriff’s major

Hall County Sheriff's Office employees are mourning the passing of Jim Ash, who, among other things, guided the department's efforts in building a new jail on Barber Road.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire marshal reminds to change smoke alarm batteries

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle reminds residents that the change to daylight saving time tonight is also the ideal time to replace batteries in your smoke alarms.

March 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


County offices closed Monday

Hall County's administrative offices and community centers will be closed Monday for an employee furlough day.

March 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Special elections for Flowery Branch, Lula council to be held today

Flowery Branch and Lula voters go to the polls Tuesday for special elections to fill three city council seats.

June 15, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: 31 packages of synthetic marijuana, $13K seized from gas station

A Suwanee man was arrested and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Gainesville gas station, authorities said.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: What happens when children are removed from their home

The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Broken Bonds: Foster kids have team working on placement

At 8:30 a.m., the briefs are organized and the coloring books are gathered. The robe goes on for Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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