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Obama’s war plan sparks both concern, praise

President Barack Obama's plans to beef up troops in Afghanistan but begin military withdrawals in 18 months locally received both strong praise and sharp criticism Wednesday.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Statements will be allowed in quadruple murder trial

JEFFERSON - Henry Lee Stringer wasn't charged with murder until a year after four bodies were found in a burning Hoschton home, but his words aroused suspicions within hours of showing up to the scene on the day of the killings.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Security stepped up for showdown Friday night

Friday's big game at City Park may not set an attendance record, but officials are preparing for a huge crowd.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge against teen dismissed

A burglary charge brought against a Gainesville teen in February has been dismissed.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Saturday’s Festival of Trees benefits Challenged Child

This weekend, you can get into the holiday spirit and help a local nonprofit school that helps children with disabilities.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Plans in motion to honor North Ga. bard

BLAIRSVILLE - Officials broke ground Wednesday as part of the first phase of construction for the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, a park on the former homestead of the North Georgia poet and novelist.

December 02, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Rain returns with cold weather this weekend

Heavy showers dumped almost two inches of rain on Gainesville on Wednesday, just ahead of cold weather moving in for the weekend.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Wet roads spark accidents, one fatal

A stormy morning led to wet roadways and a handful of traffic accidents Wednesday, including one fatality.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing to pay off city offices

Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to pay off the $411,611 note on Main Street offices across from City Hall, using money from its 1-cent sales tax and water/sewer capital funds.

December 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman killed in morning wreck in Braselton

BRASELTON - A woman driving on Ga. 211 in Braselton was killed Wednesday morning when she lost control of her car, according to emergency service officials.

December 02, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper,com | Local


Deputy released following one-car accident on I-985

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy has been released from Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a wreck this morning in which his car overturned on Interstate 985, officials said.

December 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


READER ADVISORY: Upgrades made to online obituaries pages

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December 02, 2009 | | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing to pay off city offices

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-1 this morning to pay off the $411,611 note on Main Street offices across from City Hall, using money from its 1-cent sales tax and water/sewer capital funds.

December 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorists beware: Horses loose in Gillsville Highway area

Hall County authorities are urging motorists and property owners to be on the lookout for two missing horses that are loose near Gillsville Highway and Joe Parker Road.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch to try again to earn state grant for water line

Flowery Branch has been turned down for a grant that would have beefed up water service for some residents, but the city is hoping is take another shot at it in 2010, this time with Hall County's help.

December 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on its new headquarters

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said he looks forward to moving into the new headquarters by the end of the year and out of the cramped spaces and cold offices on Main Street.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Icy mix possible today, but how much will we get?

Hall County may endure some icy weather today, but the event may be short-lived thanks to a warming trend expected to push afternoon temperatures above freezing.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local couple aims to get fathers more involved in their kids’ lives

Today, some 64 percent of African-American children live in single-family homes in Georgia.

February 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Zumba Go Red event raises funds for women’s cardiac health awareness

For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday's Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

February 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Downed tree in roadway hampering traffic in North Hall

A downed tree in the roadway is hampering traffic at Ga. Highway 283 and Old Dahlonega Highway in North Hall County.

February 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fatal crash involving teen is second of week in Forsyth

February 14, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


District attorney still hopeful to fill posts after staffing bid denied

Though relief is not coming as soon as he would like, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said he looks forward to the favorable chances to add needed courthouse personnel.

February 14, 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


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