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Presidential hopefuls open county offices; Obama makes move in Forsyth County

Not since native son Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 has Hall County voted for a Democrat for president. However, party loyalists on both sides are taking the 2008 campaign seriously and have opened campaign headquarters in Gainesville.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Recount confirms Boff's win on Forsyth commission

A recount this morning has confirmed the results of the Aug. 5 runoff election, with Jim Boff edging Julie Tressler by 30 votes for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Commission.

August 23, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


High fuel, feed prices force 20 layoffs at Fieldale

Fieldale Farms Corp., the Baldwin-based poultry processor, has announced the layoff of 20 administrative employees and plans to leave 10 other positions vacant.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical Storm Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said new models from the National Hurricane Center indicate the possibility of beneficial rains for Georgia this weekend from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Runners show no signs of slowing

"Run for your life" isn't just a figure of speech.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


First Baptist Church honors longtime pastor, celebrates new building

First Baptist Church on Green Street celebrated the completion of a large addition to the church complex Sunday and honored its pastor for a decade of service.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Woman accused of stealing from Royal Lakes homeowners group

A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 from the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club homeowners association.

August 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia program helps pay bill for teaching children with disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, the state of Georgia may give you financial assistance if you prefer to have him or her educated at a private school.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Put on your rain gear: It is likely to get wetter this week

Rain is coming. Just how much remains to be seen.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch is upgrading city's water lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - "Petey the Pipe" has become more than a conversation piece around City Hall.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI unit takes aim at identity thieves

It's a silent, often faceless crime that can ruin lives.

August 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgians prepared in fight, Guardsman says

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 21, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Lake Lanier may approach record low level by fall

A marina has to serve its customers, come hell or high water.

August 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Scout’s pet fair to aid Humane Society

Think you have the cutest pet in town?

August 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | 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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