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Gainesville planning board supports annexation request

A 0.8-mile stretch of Interstate 985 is one step closer to being in the Gainesville city limits.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


FEMA to send $54,017 to help provide food, shelter in Hall

A federal agency that is associated with disaster relief is reaching out to help local communities with everyday emergencies.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tennis group, Brenau to raise money to battle cancer

The North East Georgia Tennis Association and Brenau University are holding a Rally for the Cure Tennis Clinic and Exhibition on May 2 at the Brenau Tennis Center.

Rally for the Cure is the largest grassroots program that includes golf, tennis and dining events created to support the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and spread the message that early detection saves lives. The event will be held rain or shine.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech offers 3 dates for nursing tests

Lanier Technical College will be giving the National League of Nursing tests June 23 at the Jackson County campus, June 24 at the Forsyth County campus and June 25 at the Oakwood campus for students who have been accepted to Lanier Tech, and are interested in admission to the practical nursing program.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New bridge over Chattahoochee means all-day detour Tuesday in Helen

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close the Main Street bridge over the Chattahoochee River in downtown Helen so crews can install a new pedestrian bridge.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools could rehire 20 let-go teachers

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said he expects the system will be able to rehire about 20 of the 100 teachers who were not offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

April 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kids meet critters and books, too

While the Hall County Library System has a variety of events planned this week in honor of National Library Week, the assistant director said exciting programming doesn't require a special occasion.

April 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 to be sentenced this week on tax fraud charges

Two defendants will be sentenced this week and face significant time in federal prison for tax fraud.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


National Bank of Georgia buys former GB&T headquarters

The National Bank of Georgia has purchased the former headquarters of Gainesville Bank & Trust and will begin operations there later this month.

April 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


S. Forsyth plant evacuated after chemical accident

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Fire Department spent several hours Monday afternoon investigating what appears to have been an accidental chemical reaction at a South Forsyth manufacturer.

April 13, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood's new logo looks toward future

OAKWOOD - Oakwood has unveiled a new city logo, featuring elements of its 2030 master plan.

April 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga.’s summer school plans to help students

This summer, high school students will have the opportunity to take another stab at passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test, compliments of the state Department of Education.

April 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Storms bring trees down; rain brings lake level up

High winds and stormy weather Monday took out trees and power lines throughout Hall County.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville motorsports club gets green light

DAWSONVILLE - The Dawsonville City Council waved the green flag Monday night when they unanimously approved a high-end motorsports park set for northwestern Dawson County.

April 13, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER and STEPHANIE GRIFFIN | Local


Two juveniles are charged with Gainesville burglary

The Gainesville Police Department has charged two juveniles with a burglary in the 2400 block of Lenox Drive.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports | 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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