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Author shares story with elementary students

To the delight of Lyman Hall Elementary School students, author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy shared an amusing tale of how a sassy 7-year-old discovered the library and a love of reading.

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau tradition honors students’ moving up

In a fitting tribute to the soon-to-be graduates, the ladies of Brenau University gathered on Friday and sang, "To all the world thy blessing, Brenau thou sendeth forth."

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


2,000 referred for deportation since 287(g) put in place

Two years after sheriff's officials started an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), some 2,000 people arrested in Hall County while in the country illegally have been turned over to federal officials for possible deportation.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in death of motorcyclist

The Georgia State Patrol on Friday took out a felony vehicular homicide warrant against a Canton man in connection with a Tuesday afternoon wreck in South Hall that killed a motorcyclist.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Second Habersham County judge resigns

For the second time in four months, a Habersham County Superior Court judge has abruptly resigned.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT reopens 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell parkway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a nearly 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in White and Union counties.

April 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Polish professor speaks about country’s turmoil in wake of tragedy

Investigators have said that human error may have caused Saturday's plane crash that killed Poland's president and dozens of other national leaders.

April 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Those who owe federal taxes hold onto money as long as possible

For the first time ever, Gainesville resident Deborah Owen paid her taxes at the last minute Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Eyesore may get funds from the city

A prominent parcel in Gainesville may soon get some help from a special public fund set up for redevelopment projects in blighted areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wheeler cleared in nonfatal shooting

Weyman Wheeler never denied shooting a man who was staying overnight with his estranged wife, but his lawyer argued it was done unintentionally and without malice in a struggle over a gun.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State Senate honors guardsmen for service in Afghanistan

The Georgia National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade, including Gainesville-based Charlie Company, has been honored by the Georgia Senate for its one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

April 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion show raises money for cancer research

East Hall students were moonlighting as models Thursday night in a fashion show to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

April 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Third-grader wins WordMasters Challenge with perfect score

Daniel Lewis' mastery of words has earned him an honor that fewer than 1 percent of students nationwide can claim.

April 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder defendant testifies

While Hugo Moguel Tepanca told an investigator he shot a man to death in a fit of road rage, he gave a different version of events from a courtroom witness stand Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula students unhurt in school bus accident

No students were injured in a minor accident involving a Hall County school bus this morning.

April 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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NAACP wants Confederate symbols taken off Georgia property

July 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your wallet.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes to stop it.

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


Too hot now? Forecasters say enjoy it while you can

Steamy hot may not be comfortable now, but folks might be longing for it in six months or so.

July 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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


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