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To dive with a legend, Hall County man will head to the Dominican Republic

Peaceful, quiet and blue, very blue. Floating around under water is like visiting another world with strange inhabitants.

May 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall County group to advocate for mental health

A mental health advocacy group is starting to take root in Hall County, but it may have never found its way if not for a couple of retirees.

May 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kitchen Inspections for April 16-May 7

April 16

The Monkey Barrel

May 16, 2009 | | Local


Community garden group plants a seed

They've got an 8,000 square-foot plot of land and an even bigger dream.

May 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Burglary, financial woes can’t deter Maranatha's faith

When Rod Bell found out that Maranatha Christian Academy's small gray safe was missing early Monday morning, he thought it was a joke.

May 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Church’s permit request means ministry must move

BRASELTON - A ministry that helps homeless men will not have a home of its own after the Braselton Town Council approved a church's request to relocate.

May 16, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Bikers deal women’s shelter a winning hand

Motorcyclists rode out in the mountains on a rainy Saturday collecting playing cards to help raise money to build a emergency shelter for women and children.

May 16, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Jefferson debates whether to sell property or spend thousands to fix it

After years of not receiving the proper TLC, a city-owned building is causing the Jefferson City Council to take a closer look at its finances.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Thrills and bills: Duck Derby raises funds with lake fun

It was anybody's race with 10 feet to go.

May 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Storms in area may dampen weekend plans

Thunderstorms are expected to roll through North Georgia today and Sunday, bringing rain and win and perhaps thwarting weekend outdoor plans.

May 16, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jefferson says Jackson can’t rename road

The pavement and stripes of Sealey Road in Jefferson may be black and white, but determining ownership of the road is more of a gray area.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students search for teen pregnancy solutions

When it comes to important decisions, adults usually talk to or about teens, but few involve them in the decision-making process.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


PETA jumps into dog cruelty case

The e-mails from animal lovers that flooded the inbox of Banks County District Attorney Brad Smith should subside after an action alert in a 2-year-old dog neglect case was lifted this week by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

May 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Birds build second nest on Bolding Bridge

The ospreys that once called a nest on Bolding Bridge home before it was removed April 30 by the Department of Transportation have struck back.

May 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tadmore, Sugar Hill principals chosen

Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield has recommended Robin Gower to become the next principal at Tadmore Elementary School and for Beth Skarda to become the next principal at Sugar Hill Elementary School.

May 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Early projects list shows Ga. 211 widening as top priority

A Norcross consultant helping to develop a long-range transportation plan for Gainesville-Hall County has ranked the widening of Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway in South Hall as the area's No. 1 priority.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students learn about careers

Local high school students took a break from the books Wednesday during a career success day to learn how to be successful in the world of work.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class aims to boost efficiency in spotting storms

Many people may underestimate their ability to save their neighbors with a single call.

October 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


State poultry industry gets good news in trade ruling

The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its yearslong ban on U.S. poultry imports, including meat and eggs, a first step toward reopening access to the subcontinent's lucrative market.

October 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Lanier Islands CID director dies in car wreck

A Roswell man who had worked to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has died.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville elementary evacuated due to kitchen fire

Gainesville Exploration Academy was evacuated Wednesday when some boiler equipment in the kitchen set off the fire alarm, Superintendent Wanda Creel said.

October 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


School bus involved in minor wreck

A school bus was involved in a wreck Wednesday morning with an SUV, according to Hall County school officials.

October 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Fla., Ga. again attacking each other in water wars

Both Florida and Georgia are again firing shots at each other in a 1-year-old water wars case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | 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 Brown | Local


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