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Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Half-brother indicted in death

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree limb was indicted by a Hall County grand jury this week.

May 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Program helps uncover students’ talents

The first six graduates of Hall County schools' Project SEARCH program were recognized Thursday for their completion of a 27-week internship program.

May 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New post office annex set to open

BRASELTON - Despite having two post offices within a mile of each other, the Braselton/Hoschton area will have another U.S. Postal Service facility.

May 21, 2009 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Law enforcement urge caution for holiday travelers

Summer months are synonymous with weekend getaways, especially when the weekends end with a holiday like Memorial Day.

May 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


JAKES Day at ag center teaches ‘baby turkeys’ about the outdoors

Hall County Parks and Leisure is gearing up for Saturday's annual JAKES Day, which invites kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safe Kids offers awards at annual banquet

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.

The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps: Water release in basin will have ‘minimal impact’

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Youth groups place flags to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch to cut budget through furloughs

FLOWERY BRANCH - In creating a balanced budget, the Flowery Branch City Council approved several measures that will directly affect city employees.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Political activists gather for MoveOn rally

Members of the political action group MoveOn.org rallied outside of Rep. Nathan Deal's Gainesville office Wednesday in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

May 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Good News Clinics halfway to goal

Good News Clinics is a little more than halfway to its goal of raising $95,000 in 95 days, a challenge started with a gift from an anonymous donor.

May 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Get a taste of beekeeping at open house

There are millions of them, all busy working around us every day.

May 20, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


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False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | 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


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents remember lost children in candlelight service

There are no words to describe the loss of a child.

October 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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