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White County commissioners fire manager Alton Brown

CLEVELAND - White County commissioners voted Thursday to fire County Manager Alton Brown, 12 days after his arrest by Cleveland police on a DUI charge.

July 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Summer Scholars celebrate a head start

More than 120 students celebrated the culmination of the four-week Summer Scholars Institute in which they were able to get a head start on lessons for the upcoming school year.

July 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area Democrats push for health care overhaul

Even as the U.S. Senate proposed a slower and more careful examination of how to offer health care for the country on Thursday, Hall County Young Democrats pushed for a quick and affordable solution.

July 23, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jury continues to deliberate murder case

A White County jury will resume deliberations today in the case of a Cleveland man charged with murdering his estranged wife.

July 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Questions hang over Ga. response to water dispute

ATLANTA - Georgia's state and federal elected officials have yet to agree on how to work out a tri-state water deal, now that a federal judge has ruled illegal nearly all Georgia's withdrawals from a massive federal reservoir that has fed Atlanta's surging growth.

July 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in East Hall, county's 13th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has confirmed the 13th case of rabies found in the county this year.

Animal Control captured a skunk on Sunday that had come in contact with two dogs in the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall. The animal was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur two days later and confirmed to be rabid.

July 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Old-time camp meetin’ still going strong

Wake up to the sound of children laughing, cows lowing and the smell of breakfast cooking a few tents away.

July 22, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville not likely to receive stimulus funding for water and sewer projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement this week of 23 low-interest loans, financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, did not include money for the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teachers say they likely will still work without pay

Plenty of local teachers said they expect to spend their three state-ordered furlough days this fall working in classrooms on their own time and on their own dime.

July 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former Forsyth deputy guilty in child porn case

A former Forsyth County Sheriff's sergeant was convicted Wednesday of illegally accessing child pornography from the department's protected investigative files.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Laurelwood rape charge dismissed

Saying they didn't have evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors dismissed a rape charge brought in January against a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow patient inside the Laurelwood mental health and substance abuse center.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local girl brings beauty to cancer cure fundraising

The idea started not only as a way to celebrate a girl's natural beauty, but also as a way to try to find a cure for cancer.

July 22, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


VFW post shuts down canteen, citing finances

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452's bar and restaurant operations have closed, with Quartermaster Tim Hopton citing financial problems.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission wants to cut regional agency’s funding

At this afternoon's board meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for nearly $5,000 more this year.

July 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Work gearing up on massive I-985 project

Get ready to hit the brakes and respect speed limits. Work on the Interstate 985 reconstruction project at Exit 16 is about to go into overdrive.

July 22, 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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