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ESOL director helps integrate immigrant students into the community

If you've ever wondered how public schools successfully integrate non-English speaking immigrants into school systems, just ask Laura Herrington.

February 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall, Jackson counties strive to earn ‘work ready’ status

Hall and Jackson counties are helping Georgia officials reach a goal that could boost statewide economic development.

February 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Benefit concert honored musician, teacher Jimmy Cutrell

Area musicians paid tribute Sunday afternoon to one of their own, a beloved instructor afflicted with a disabling spinal condition.

February 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Easing down the road, via walk or run, raises money for Challenged Child

Despite the chilly wind and cold temperatures, hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at River Forks Park in Gainesville to participate in the Challenged Child and Friends 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run/Walk.

February 22, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Wintry mix possible in mountains tonight

Residents in the North Georgia mountains could wake up to a dusting of snow before they head out to church Sunday morning.

February 21, 2009 | | Local


Police get a glimpse at new high-tech patrol car

CHATEAU ELAN - Local police departments got a sneak peek at a new, high-tech law enforcement vehicle set to hit the streets in 2012 at a showcase held last Wednesday at Chateau Elan Resort and Winery.

February 21, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Sheriff: Deportations down in Hall County

OAKWOOD - The number of illegal immigrants detained through a local-federal immigration enforcement program has seen a marked decrease since it began last April, Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic said Saturday at a conference on Latinos.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wauka chicken pie: Volunteers are working to the bone

It's almost time for chicken pie.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge hits the mark with youth

Young Brandon Whitmore spent six months preparing for Saturday, when the 11-year-old would square off on the indoor shooting range alongside seasoned cops.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cost-cutting moves here to stay for Hall County

Hall County's officials rolled up their sleeves this week to discuss how the county can best weather the rough economic times.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City permit fee, building inspection revenues dwindle

The slump in Gainesville's construction market is just another blow to the city's budget.

February 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-Gainesville school official fired from Glynn County

Glynn County School Superintendent Michael Bull was fired Friday after the board of education voted unanimously to terminate his contract for sending what its chairman described as "raunchy" e-mails to unidentified adults.

February 21, 2009 | By Andrew Smith For The Times | Local


Longtime Braselton employees witness lasting changes

BRASELTON - Welcome to Braselton, population: 312.

February 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


This couple's love comes with a side of Texas toast

Picture it. The date is Feb. 18, 2008, and a couple who met on a popular online dating site are preparing for their first date.

February 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man pleads guilty in 2008 home invasion murder

A man whose addiction to drugs led him from a life of privilege to the murder of a West Hall homeowner during a burglary tearfully apologized after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court on Friday.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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