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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


Gainesville makes more changes to development rules

The Gainesville City Council gave initial approval on Tuesday to multiple changes in the city's Unified Development Code.

December 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kidnapping suspect out on bond

A man accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy he did not know will report to court this week as part of a stringent set of bond conditions.

December 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Hoschton council members get up to speed

HOSCHTON - Incoming Hoschton City Council members got a taste of what it's like to sit around the meeting room table in city hall Monday.

December 01, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Burglaries on rise in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The onset of the holidays have brought something besides good cheer - more burglaries.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Below-freezing temperatures expected by end of the week

Ready or not, overnight freezing temperatures are expected to arrive by the end of the week.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia State president excited about football program

Georgia State University President Mark Becker shared his fervor for football with Rotary Club members on Monday.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lots near football stadium closed Friday

Friday's playoff game between local high school football rivals Gainesville and Flowery Branch is sure to draw quite a crowd.

November 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


North Georgia group seeks to dispel myths about AIDS

More than 25 years ago, when AIDS became a disease on the radar of mainstream America, most people tried to relegate the condition to one segment of the population.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to decide water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council will cast its final vote today on the rates customers of city water and sewer facilities will pay in 2010.

November 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County commissioners survey, discuss neighborhoods

BRASELTON - At first glance, the Braselton Farms subdivision may look like any other neighborhood in Jackson County - rows of homes on different streets, cars in the driveways and holiday decorations on the doors and windows.

November 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Elachee Nature Science Center uses weather software to teach

The strange device perched atop the main building at Elachee Nature Science Center actually is attached to a hawk, but not one that flies. This one forecasts the weather.

November 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Holiday traffic deaths lower than predicted

Statewide holiday traffic crashes and fatalities were lower than expected this year.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local agency offering help on heating bills

As the mercury dips, heating bills soar, and more families are turning to a local nonprofit agency for help to keep their homes cozy this winter.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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


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