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Suspects take cigarettes, calling cards

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who reportedly broke into a Gillsville Highway convenience store to steal cigarettes and calling cards, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with stealing hot dog buns, water from home

Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon who allegedly broke into a home and stole a bottle of water, hot dog buns and a CD player, according to the sheriff's office.

February 23, 2009 | | Local


Man charged in stabbing

A 63-year-old man remains hospitalized after a stabbing that happened Friday night on Ledan Extension.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Head Start accepting applications

The Hall County Head Start program will begin accepting applications for the 2009-10 school year on March 2.

February 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton maps out plans for water, sewer and Web

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council chose five out of 13 proposed objectives to actively pursue in the next 12 to 18 months, including enhancing the town's economic development.

The goals were selected at the town's annual planning retreat held recently. Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, the event was held in the Braselton Planning and Public Utilities Building. Council members, the town manager and two representatives from the Regional Development Center attended the retreat.

February 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


More Americans being diagnosed with asthma

Researchers are still trying to figure out why there is such a high prevalence of asthma in the United States, where 10 percent of all children have been diagnosed with the condition.

February 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood employee gains correctional certification

Oakwood doesn't have a jail, but it has its first certified correctional officer.

February 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County board OKs budget to restore building

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee has one goal in mind: To fix up the historic courthouse located in downtown Jefferson.

February 23, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


ESOL director helps integrate immigrant students into the community

If you've ever wondered how public schools successfully integrate non-English speaking immigrants into school systems, just ask Laura Herrington.

February 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall, Jackson counties strive to earn ‘work ready’ status

Hall and Jackson counties are helping Georgia officials reach a goal that could boost statewide economic development.

February 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Benefit concert honored musician, teacher Jimmy Cutrell

Area musicians paid tribute Sunday afternoon to one of their own, a beloved instructor afflicted with a disabling spinal condition.

February 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Easing down the road, via walk or run, raises money for Challenged Child

Despite the chilly wind and cold temperatures, hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at River Forks Park in Gainesville to participate in the Challenged Child and Friends 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk.

February 22, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Wintry mix possible in mountains tonight

Residents in the North Georgia mountains could wake up to a dusting of snow before they head out to church Sunday morning.

February 21, 2009 | | Local


Police get a glimpse at new high-tech patrol car

CHATEAU ELAN - Local police departments got a sneak peek at a new, high-tech law enforcement vehicle set to hit the streets in 2012 at a showcase held last Wednesday at Chateau Elan Resort and Winery.

February 21, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Sheriff: Deportations down in Hall County

OAKWOOD - The number of illegal immigrants detained through a local-federal immigration enforcement program has seen a marked decrease since it began last April, Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic said Saturday at a conference on Latinos.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | 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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