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Celebrating 25 years of Cabbage Patch smiles

CLEVELAND - They threw a big birthday party Saturday in the Cabbage Patch.

Lovers of the Cabbage Patch Kids of all ages marked the puffy-faced dolls' 25th anniversary in Cleveland at an event outside BabyLand General Hospital with cake, rides, giveaways and an appearance by the man who started it all.

September 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Beans and bugs: Flowery Branch draws hungry crowd

FLOWERY BRANCH - Crowds hungry for hot rides and hotter chili gathered Saturday on historic Main Street for the fifth annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off.

September 24, 2008 | | Local


Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 129

One person was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. 129, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | | Local


Schools unite to duel diabetes

Some might think it strange Kim McNitt steals into her daughter's room in the dead of night and pricks her big toe, drawing just a dot of blood.

Some might think it stranger her 13-year-old daughter doesn't even stir.

September 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Vandalism in North Hall further divides schools

The Gainesville-North Hall football rivalry took an ugly turn this week.

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered Friday morning at an elementary school near North Hall High School, three days after similar vandalism was found at Gainesville High and on the same day the schools' football teams faced off at The Brickyard at North Hall.

September 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate president pro tem predicted state's budget shortfall

The Republican leader of the state Senate predicted the state of Georgia's sliding revenues could lead to a $2 billion budget shortfall.

September 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Library system asks how it can serve community’s needs

Everyone knows there are libraries in the community, but many may not be aware of the diverse services offered through the Hall County Library System.

September 23, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Newtown Florist Club celebrates anniversary

Today, the Newtown Florist Club celebrates not only its 58th anniversary, but 30 years of fighting for environmental justice.

September 23, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Businesswoman wants to sell building — online

A Gainesville businesswoman is taking a different approach in trying to sell the 3,735-square-foot building that once housed her company.

September 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Does your pet have the look?

Do you have a pet that could pass as a pinup model? Let The Times' readers decide.

September 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Corps seeks input for Lanier operational plan update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

September 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


$50,000 worth of computers stolen from Lanier Tech Forsyth campus

Computers stolen from Lanier Tech campus in Forsyth

September 22, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Atmos Energy granted partial rate increase

The Georgia Public Service Commission Wednesday granted Atmos Energy a $3.4 million rate increase. The company had sought a $6.1 million hike.

September 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lessons from the top

A government class at Flowery Branch High School spent U.S. Constitution Day with a first-rate substitute.

September 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School vouchers dominate speech by Senate president pro tem

Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson of Savannah ate lunch with the Habersham Rotary Club and dished about his plan that he said could be "the single best change Georgia can make to improve education."

September 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | 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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