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Defendant’s mental competency questioned

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from a Gainesville transmission plant has questioned her mental competency to stand trial.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Holland’s tulips provide kids a Dutch treat

Big changes took place underground at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy this winter.

April 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville not yet satisfied with jail’s exterior

Gainesville City Council members met Thursday with the operators of the North Georgia Detention Center, and some say they still aren't impressed with the efforts the jail operators are making to dress up the building's exterior.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walters reappointed to DNR board

Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State school board OKs Forsyth flexibility contract

ATLANTA - The Georgia school board has approved the state's second district to join a new program freeing schools from many education mandates.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Stormy weather possible today; 1 to 3 inches could fall

Today could be a wet, stormy day across Northeast Georgia.

The National Weather Service has placed much of Georgia under a high risk of severe weather through Friday morning. A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exists for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

April 02, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local


Meth costs Georgia $1.3 billion

Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal can see the price of methamphetamine abuse in the faces of the people in his courtroom.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U-verse expanding to include Hall residents

AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Good News Clinic needs to match gift of $95,000

An anonymous donor has given Good News Clinics $95,000, but there's a catch.

April 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Challenged Child and Friends revels in Falcons' visit

Screams of excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Challenged Child and Friends.

April 02, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local state colleges’ economic impact is $344 million

According to a recent study local colleges and universities are doing more than educating students, they are also helping to boost local economies.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Immigrant gives medals to Korean War veterans

As young men in the 1950s, they wore a variety of uniforms in white, navy blue and green.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth restaurants cited over underage alcohol sales

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has cited four restaurants for selling alcoholic drinks to underage customers.

April 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Times reporter contributed to award-winning coverage

Times reporter Melissa Weinman was part of the team awarded a top investigative prize for coverage of faculty sexual harassment while working for the University of Georgia's independent student newspaper.

April 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's animal control services set for renewal in Flowery Branch

The Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK on Wednesday morning to allowing Hall County to continue animal control services in the city.

April 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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