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Judge claims Division of Family and Children Services very understaffed

A Hall County judge says the local office of the Division of Family and Children Services has reached a crisis in staffing levels that could endanger the welfare of children, a contention that state officials deny.

September 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Board rules Simmons can't run for re-election

Elections officials ruled Friday that longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons cannot run for re-election because his wife works as an administrator at one of the system's schools.

September 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Heavy rain, storms likely to return to area

A few welcome days of sunshine and clear skies are expected to give way to rain clouds again by this afternoon.

September 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Police: Suspect in child porn case did not work with kids

JEFFERSON - Although a child pornography case involving Lolan Ernest Reeves Jr. is still pending, officials say it doesn't appear that Reeves worked directly with children.

September 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Volunteers help bring back Champion Tree contest

State budget cuts put Hall County's annual Champion Tree contest on hold last year, but with the help of a team of volunteers, the program is back.

September 25, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local

Humane Society changes name, coverage area

To go along with its new identity as an independent, no-kill shelter, the Humane Society also is changing its name and coverage area.

September 25, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local

Data show Hall County is more educated

When Sarah Craven lost her job as a paraprofessional last year, she knew what she needed to do - go back to school.

September 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Board OKs animal control code, with an exception

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve the new Animal Control official code of ordinances after weeks of revision. But they still have a little work left to do.

September 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Military college ranks high on Army’s student merit list

North Georgia College & State University has more high-ranking students on the U.S. Army's National Order of Merit List than any other U.S. senior military college.

September 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

John Jarrard benefit concert was music to their ears

Misty Armour drove all day to make the stage for the eighth annual John Jarrard Foundation Benefit Concert.

September 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County tax office worker claims harassment

An employee in the Hall County Tax Assessors Office has filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment and discrimination.

September 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Hall County commission nixes 4 potential routes for connector

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to ask the Greater Hall Metro Planning Organization to remove four potential routes from the drawing board for the Northern Connector.

September 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Police find body believed to be missing Hoschton man

HOSCHTON - The search for a missing Hoschton man ended Thursday after searchers found a body in a wooded area near the Hoschton city limits.

September 24, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times Regional Staff | Local

Jefferson police arrest man on child exploitation charges

The Jefferson Police Department has arrested a 33-year-old man in connection to a child pornography case.

Police Chief Joe Wirthman said Jefferson resident Lolan Reeves Jr. has been charged with two counts of child exploitation.

September 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Lifelong Knights’ fan bleeds blue

Michael Parker, a Johnson High School alumni and current teacher and coach, has always been a big fan of the Knights' sports teams, to the extent that he says "I bleed blue!"

September 24, 2009 | By Coulter Burch | Local

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Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Petit Le Mans draws 130,000 fans to Hall County

As the Petit Le Mans wraps up today and fans prepare for a rainy finish to the four-day event, officials chimed in on the economic ...

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

Ava White students benefit from active lessons

Many children don't have access to quality swimming lessons. Fewer get a chance to take Taekwondo.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

State patrol: Woman dead from heart attack after crash

A woman transported to the hospital from a car wreck Friday died from a heart attack at the hospital, authorities said.

October 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Sardis Road washed out by heavy rains, closed

Part of Sardis Road closed Friday afternoon after it was washed out during heavy rains.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Holland celebrates Hispanic heritage

Kindergartners at New Holland Knowledge Academy took a few lessons in another language Friday.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ga. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

October 02, 2015 | By Michele Hester | Local

Golf tournament raises $281,881 to fight drug overdose deaths

A record was set on the golf course Thursday, but it wasn't the lowest score or a hole-in-one.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch may ban some outdoor drop boxes

Outdoor drop boxes may be allowed in Flowery Branch, but only those related to the property they're on.

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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