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McEver Road intersection could see improvements

One intersection leading into downtown Flowery Branch may soon go through major changes if an agreement between the city and county pulls together.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Construction begins on Braselton hospital’s obstetrics wing

Sometimes, when a new hospital opens, there's a need for extra space and certain services.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


ADA Legacy Tour coming to Gainesville

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will visit First Baptist Church in Gainesville from noon to 2 p.m. today.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man charged with practicing medicine without a license, sexual battery

A Gainesville man was indicted on charges of sexual battery and practicing medicine without a license, according to court and police documents.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds gather for National Day of Prayer

For Charles Hyde of Gainesville, the National Day of Prayer means many things.

May 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Missing woman found safe

The search for a missing Gainesville woman has ended, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man’s body found in woods Tuesday

The body found Tuesday night in North Hall County has been identified as Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat marks National Women’s Build Week

This week marks Habitat for Humanity's eighth annual National Women's Build Week.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Yellow pollen wanes, but what you can’t see is making you sneeze

The billowing clouds of yellow have all but vanished.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Letter carriers holding 23rd annual food drive Saturday

A plastic bag in a mailbox might usually be a cause for concern, Phyllis Mote acknowledged. But this week it comes with an information card and is an indicator of an opportunity to help others.

May 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Two Hall firefighters honored for heroics

For stepping up in another person's time of need, two Hall County firefighters were awarded at a breakfast organized by the American Red Cross.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."

May 06, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


University of North Georgia's Jacobs promises diversity improvements

A month after what many called an unfortunate choice of a stock image that made the cover of a University of North Georgia catalog, plans are forming to improve diversity issues on all the university's campuses.

May 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Resident safely escapes mobile home fire in South Hall

No one was hurt in a mobile home fire Friday night in South Hall County.

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New, bigger Kroger coming to Dawson County

A 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace is coming to Dawson County.

May 08, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Police say man’s exam led to unwanted sexual encounter

Police say a Gainesville man asked another man to help him move furniture at his home before he performed a medical exam on the man that led to to a "non-consensual sexual encounter."

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime doctor honored for decades of service

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. M.D. has always been a doer.

May 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | 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


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


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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