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Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman clears air on skateboarding ordinance

Gainesville's City Council will make its final decision regarding an ordinance banning skateboarding on sidewalks and public squares Tuesday, but before they do, Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras wants to make sure residents understand the meaning of the ordinance.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elrod Road closed today for repairs

Elrod Road in North Hall will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

February 24, 2010 | | Local


Two charged in home burglary

Two Hall County men were arrested this week in connection with a Feb. 17 burglary on Huntcliff Drive in Flowery Branch, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Police searching for man linked to fiery fatal crash

Gwinnett County Police investigators are looking for a man they say may have contributed to a fiery fatal crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 985.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s officials investigate dog fighting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating possible dog fighting activity after the carcass of a pit bull was discovered Wednesday on a Tulip Drive lot in Gainesville.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen’s health condition leads him to video game

It makes perfect sense that someone would wish himself inside a fantasy world.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Job hunt may get harder before it improves

It's been four months since Todd Woll had what he would call a decent job.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to set priorities at retreat

New Flowery Branch City Council members are about to go back to school.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgial College & State University’s Army ROTC battalion named one of nation’s top 8

For North Georgia College & State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 2010 is off to a great start.

February 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents helping shape education policy through council

Two local parents will be on hand to deliver input on the progress of schools at today's meeting of the state's first Parent Advisory Council.

February 24, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Scam artist bilks elderly woman out of hundreds

Authorities are asking residents to be wary of letting strangers inside their homes after an alleged scam artist took money from an elderly woman in Dawson County last week.

February 24, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


13-year-old in custody after thefts, bus joyrides

Authorities say a 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy went on a crime spree this week, taking late-night joy rides in two school buses and a sport utility vehicle before he was caught Tuesday.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Electronic exchange could aid health providers and patients

BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS

February 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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


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