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First ‘Challenged Child’ gives back to community

The driveway to Challenged Child and Friends bears the name of the school's first student, Randy Owens.

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wilson learned a lot as an ‘and Friend’

Emily Wilson began spending her days at Challenged Child and Friends when she was just 6 weeks old.

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School helped woman become a ‘normal mommy’

Donna Aldridge now feels like a "normal mommy."

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville preschool marks 25 years of helping families

The miracle of a newborn child is heralded with joy and celebration. But where do parents turn for help when their little miracle has a disability?

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Club members bound by a love of books

In a small, plain room at the Blackshear Place Library, a handful people gathered in what would appear to an outsider as a typical business meeting.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Despite move indoors, Heart Walk was a success

The foggy and muggy weather didn't bring down the spirit of American Heart Association Heart Walk participants Saturday morning at Riverside Military Academy.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A decade later, Nix's murder still a mystery

Ten years have passed since 18-year-old Elaine Nix made a call from a convenience store pay phone and was never heard from again.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain expected to continue into Sunday and beyond

Any pause in the raindrops over the next few days may be brief, with more likely to start the work week.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Natural gas ‘expert’ will examine your energy bill

Natural gas customers in the Atlanta Gas Light service area can take their gas bills to the Hall County Extension office Monday to discuss how to lower them with a natural gas educator.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sunshine Seniors offer lessons on food that’s good for you

The Sunshine Seniors are all about good taste - and food that's good for you, too.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Church’s ‘Emporium’ lends a hand to women in need

At the annual Heart & Hands Emporium, every purchase changes the world - even just a little bit.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall’s foreclosures may have reached new peak

If the legal advertisements in recent issues of The Times have seemed hefty, there's a reason, according to local real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Renovations starting on Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Starting next week, Jackson County's Historic Courthouse in downtown Jefferson will see some exterior renovations begin, with the hope of finishing this chunk of the restoration process by the start of next year.

September 19, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


ZF embezzler gets 9 years in prison

Even if Charlotte Baghose sold her car, her house and all the belongings inside it, she couldn't come close to repaying all the money she stole from her employer of 20 years.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to hold seminar on bidding process

Hall County has opportunities for businesses ranging from construction to dentistry and wants to teach local companies how to find them.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Breaking the classroom tradition

While most students study and learn within a traditional classroom setting, every year Hall County permits a select group to wander beyond the walls of their high school.

April 24, 2015 | By JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Animal shelters protect against spread of disease

After Gwinnett County's animal shelter closed its doors this month because of a pneumonia-like illness that killed one dog and infected many others, local shelters are taking steps to prevent the same fate.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

April 23, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Program offers lasting connection with Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center patients

Susie Underwood worked on multiple drafts of the letter to accompany Sally Hull's portrait, a woman in hospice who raised Underwood like one of her own children.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County woman has come long way since 2006 near-fatal wreck

The journey to recovery has been slow for Brittany Walters, but the milestones are coming, one by one, for the Hall County woman.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commercial property owners next in line to protest tax reassessments

It's déjà vu all over again, except with a little twist.

April 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


17-year-old killed by train

A 17-year-old boy walking along the train tracks in Jefferson was struck and killed Thursday by a freight train.

April 23, 2015 | From Times regional, wire reports | Local


Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway to Hope set for Friday

Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put on a fundraiser Friday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club featuring cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an extensive silent auction.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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