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Foster mother indicted in baby’s death

A Jackson County woman who left a 9-month-old foster child unattended in a car has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman on Wednesday announced the indictment against 29-year-old Wendy Osbourne of Nicholson in the Sept. 2 death of baby Jessica Scovil from heat exposure.

December 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Members, others thankful for Boys & Girls Clubs

Hundreds of children poured into the Boys & Girls Clubs' building near Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School to celebrate Thanksgiving with their other family with whom they spend their afternoons five days a week.

Members of the Keystone Club served a free ham dinner Tuesday to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

December 03, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Resignations cut police force to five

HOSCHTON - Two Hoschton police officers have announced their resignations in the middle of the city's budget problems.

December 03, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall County: Date of birth required for tax exemption

A new tax exemption rule passed in the Nov. 4 general election is causing some confusion, according to Hall County officials.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall divers help search for evidence

Divers from the Hall County Sheriff's Office helped search a pond in Barrow County on Tuesday for evidence in the shooting of two Auburn residents Nov. 15.

The dive team was called to a pond located behind Parks Mill Apartments, according to Auburn Police Chief Fred Brown. That's where an Auburn woman was shot seven times and her boyfriend shot once in the abdomen while they slept in their apartment.

December 03, 2008 | Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Cheap gas, air fare sales might boost holiday travel numbers

After fuel prices took a nose dive this month, many are predicting Thanksgiving travel will not drop as much as initially expected.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


North Hall house fire called suspicious

A fire that destroyed a vacant home Monday night in North Hall is suspicious, officials said.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said firefighters from three stations responded about 10 p.m. Monday to a fire at 8947 Forrester Road off Skitts Mountain Road. The 1,100-square foot woodframe house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Cagle said.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cottrells named 'Philanthropists of the Year'

Mike and Lynn Cottrell of Dahlonega were honored Tuesday as "Philanthropists of the Year" by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

December 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson students learn to be active

JEFFERSON - A top McDonald's executive stopped by Jefferson Elementary School to impart a little knowledge to the students on Tuesday.

December 03, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hoschton wrestles with revenue, proposed property tax

HOSCHTON - Residents who attended Hoschton's two public hearings last week urged City Council members to balance the budget, and most reiterated their strong opposition to any proposed city property tax.

December 03, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth driver killed in collision with school bus

CUMMING - Authorities have identified the Forsyth County man killed Tuesday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a school bus on Ga. 369.

December 03, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Enota academy's donations overwhelm project coordinator for new food bank

The kids at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy collected thousands of cans of food during their recent food drive, and Georgia Mountain Food Bank Project Coordinator Kay Blackstock said she was blown away when she arrived to pick up the food Tuesday.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


After annexations, Flowery Branch sure it can resolve illegal island

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to annex two parcels of land into the city limits, temporarily creating an illegal island.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Groups prepare to serve Thanksgiving meals for free

The holiday season is all about giving and receiving, and several local churches and organizations are looking to give a free Thanksgiving meal to those people who are in need.

December 02, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge will rule on South Hall hospital

WINDER - Following a two-hour hearing Monday, a Barrow County Superior Court judge said he will rule within three weeks on a challenge to a certificate of need for a 100-bed hospital in Braselton.

December 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Van crash kills 3, injures 8 in Jackson County

COMMERCE - Three people were killed and eight were injured Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off Interstate 85 and down an embankment in Jackson County, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Chicopee Woods awarded $100K grant for new bike trail bridge

Bikers can rejoice for better bridges on the way thanks to a $100,000 Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant awarded to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff proposes budget increase

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.

April 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge upholds decision to reinstate fired deputies

A judge has upheld the Hall County Civil Service Board's decision to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after a 2013 inmate escape.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds day care where child injured was operating legally

An investigation into Rescue 2000 Church, after reports of a child injured there, found that its day care is operating legally, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County van wreck kills 3

April 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Longstreet at hand when curtain fell

Much of the end of the Civil War is focused on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Office Depot location to close May 16

The office supplies retail trade is about to shrink in Gainesville.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Manufacturers hope to enlist young adults

Tough. Dirty. Low-paying.

April 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Belk department store to offer sales for charity

Shopping is altruistic once again as Belk's annual charity sale is scheduled for May 2.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 displaced after mobile home fire in Hall County

A single-wide mobile home burned down in an accidental fire Sunday morning in the 2000 block of Autry Spur Road.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Injured dog rescued and rehabilitated

One little pup can now run with the big dogs thanks to the critical care she received at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

April 05, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Memorial Park Funeral Home to expand facility

In an effort to accommodate larger services, Memorial Park Funeral Home will be adding a new visitation room at its main location on Memorial Park Road

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Mount Vernon Exploratory School receives garden grant

Students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School will be receiving garden lessons, thanks to a recent grant applied for by the school's media specialist, Kristi Crumpton.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Davis Middle School book fair plumbs ocean depths

At C.W. Davis Middle School, the annual spring book fair comes with sharks, mermaids and underwater treasure chests.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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