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City Council can't wait for historic Jackson County Courthouse's face-lift

A Jackson County building that is more than 100 years old will get a lot of tender loving care in the upcoming months, and Jefferson city officials can't wait to see the finished product.

October 17, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Board hopes to shine light on state’s lack of trauma care

Time is of the essence when it comes to saving lives, and emergency service agencies throughout Georgia are hoping to create a statewide trauma system to transport patients as quickly as possible after an accident.

October 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bailout may help colleges’ budgets

The $700 billion bailout Congress passed Oct. 3 included a thin but notable silver lining for schools and charitable organizations.

October 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County water authority, commission sue over Bear Creek Reservoir

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority voted to file a lawsuit against the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority following an hourlong executive session Monday.

October 17, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville police still looking for suspects

Gainesville police have released a composite drawing of a man who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway more than two weeks ago.

October 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sheriff honors local soccer team as winners on and off the field

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic told a group of young soccer players Monday that with a little hard work and determination they could be anything they wanted to be - even professional soccer players.

October 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids venture back in time

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University took families back in time Sunday afternoon. Pioneer Days was designed to give families a taste of life in a time when it was a little less automated.

October 17, 2008 | BY MEGAN GILL news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch wants more access to water

FLOWERY BRANCH - An uncertain economy doesn't mean shutting off the crystal ball in Flowery Branch.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood is on track to maintain tax rate

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a tax rate supporting the 2009 budget.

October 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


White County residents will decide on alcohol sales

White County voters will decide Nov. 4 if the sale of beer and wine, both by package and by the drink, should be allowed in unincorporated portions of the county.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton First Baptist Church: 100 years and growing

HOSCHTON - Hoschton First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday with two days of festivities.

October 16, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Man dies in work accident

An employee of Dave's Goody Barn died Saturday in what the Hall County Sheriff's Office determined to be an accident.

October 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Healthy Monday: Humorist says when it comes to cancer, laughter beats tears

Cancer is no laughing matter. Or is it?

October 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mule Camp Market features fun for all ages

Mule Camp Market went off without a hitch this weekend as thousands of people flooded the Gainesville square for music, crafts, games and finger-licking good food.

October 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public can now chime in on Oakwood’s 2030 plan

G.E. Light has expressed his opinions to city officials about their ambitious plans to recreate downtown Oakwood by 2030.

October 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | 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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