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On the line from Afghanistan: Husband and stepson

JEFFERSON - When her phone rang at 4:30 a.m. recently, Jana Hamrick didn't know who to expect on the other end.

June 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's camp gives kids advance warning about drugs, gangs

For 12-year-old Ansley Garrison, getting a chance to sit inside the cockpit of an Army National Guard helicopter Wednesday was "awesome."

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brown Street getting long-awaited repairs

Brown Street is finally getting a face-lift after years of attempts to get the road fixed.

June 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coalition schedules public forum tonight about Lake Lanier

A Lake Lanier advocacy group plans to hold a public forum tonight to provide updates on a couple of key initiatives.

June 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville ready to set height limits on lawn growth

Get out your yardsticks.

June 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Student training gets pooches doghouses made to order

Some lucky pooches from the Humane Society of Hall County will go from rags to riches when they get a doghouse made by Hall County middle schoolers.

June 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Court upholds child porn conviction of Gainesville doctor

A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction and sentence of a Gainesville anesthesiologist serving a 35-year prison term on child pornography charges.

June 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime Kiwanian Ridley, 96, will be buried Wednesday

Funeral services are scheduled today for the 96-year-old Cleveland man who died Saturday from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Gainesville.

June 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal stimulus road projects in Hall could start in August

Contracts have been awarded for two Hall County road projects being funded with federal stimulus money.

June 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville's million-dollar winner will stay on the job

Donnie Grant is a lucky man. During a stop at a gas station, he bought a few scratch-off lottery tickets and found the $1 million ticket.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville braces for budget cuts

The Gainesville City Council will hold the first hearing on the city's budget plans for fiscal year 2010 tonight, and while most proposals include cuts in spending, the budget does include some expansion of services and proposed rate increases for city residents.

June 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Energy grant gives Hall $762K for efficiency

Hall County may soon become a model for energy efficiency.

June 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system may cut pay, dental insurance to hire more teachers

The Gainesville school system is considering hiring more teachers and making cuts to its employee dental program as board members try to pin down a tentative budget by Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trial begins for ex-Tech student accused in terror conspiracy

As an isolated, shy teenager, the seeds of Syed Haris Ahmed's jihadist aspirations were planted during hours in front of a computer screen in his family's Dawsonville home.

June 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Stimulus to make up $2 million loss in Hall schools' budget

Budget numbers are starting to settle for the Hall County school district following a week of more state cuts.

June 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


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


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