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Ask The Times: Records sketchy on racetrack at Gainesville airport

Does anyone remember the sports car races held on the airport grounds in Gainesville in the '60s? Enochee (old Indian word meaning sports car races was the hook) or something like that.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighter files suit over 2014 accident

The Hall County firefighters severely injured during a July 22 training accident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chick-fil-A will close for 10 days during relocation

Today is the last day for Chick-fil-A patrons in Gainesville to get their chicken sandwich fix until June 17.

June 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jim Mathis to retire as head of North Georgia Community Foundation

When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit only had one computer.

June 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee man charged with armed robbery in Gainesville

A Tennessee man is being held in the Hall County Jail on armed robbery charges after police say he entered a store in the early morning hours Friday and demanded money.

June 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch pressing forward with Gainesville Street paving

Flowery Branch city leaders continued Thursday hammering out details on an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding left-hand turn lanes on McEver Road.

June 04, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man indicted on charges of felony murder, distributing methylone in 2013 case

A man has been indicted and charged with felony murder and the distribution of methylone.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of homeless in Georgia declines, but challenges remain

While the population of individuals living on the street continues to decline in most counties across Georgia, the proportion of homeless veterans and "chronically" homeless people is climbing, according to initial survey results released this week by the Department of Community Affairs.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man charged with gambling at Gainesville gas station

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Browns Bridge Road gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police say man impersonated federal agent, patted down woman

A man pretended to be a federal agent and patted down a woman on May 23, Gainesville police said.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police looking for robbery suspect

Gainesville Police are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman on May 24 outside of a Gainesville convenience store.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville councilwoman may testify in murder case

A Gainesville councilwoman is one of four names on a witness list from the defendant's public defender in a murder case.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Politics shift rules: Competing interests sometimes spar over water regulations

The fine line between politics and policy revealed itself in an unusual setting this spring when state lawmakers put an end to the independent authority of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New senior transportation program could start in December

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County's seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | 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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