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Gainesville could close on CSX property by end of the year

A property purchase key to the development of a greenway in midtown Gainesville has been delayed, but city officials say they expect to close on the old CSX railroad property by the end of the year.

November 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather slows Hoschton Park progress

Construction on Hoschton Park in western Jackson County has been slowed somewhat by the rainy weather in September and October, county officials said.

November 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Families of deployed guardsmen grateful despite being alone for the holidays

Feeling upbeat, let alone thankful, on one of the calendar's most family-oriented holidays would seem especially tough for loved ones of military family members serving in a war zone abroad.

November 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Giving from the heart for a Gainesville tradition

Want to make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need?

November 25, 2009 | By Nicki Price For The Times | Local


Got old stuff? Don’t toss it; donate it

As you are sprucing up your home for the holidays and thinking about getting rid of that old sofa or set of dishes, you may want to think about giving those items a second chance.

November 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Motel to be torn down

Over the years, the Gainesville Motel has played host to celebrities like Paul Newman and Barbara Mandrell.

November 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State settles fatal trooper wreck

The state of Georgia has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a motorcyclist killed in a 2008 collision with a state patrol car in Lumpkin County.

November 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget safety rules while fixing holiday feast

Thanksgiving Day is not even 24 hours away and it is officially crunch time for chefs everywhere.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cold turkey: Cool air moves in for Thanksgiving

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose as you head to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends or join thousands of others seeking Black Friday shopping deals later this week.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


New tree, same Love Lights

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center flips the switch Dec. 7 on the Love Light tree, it will mark the 30th year of the fundraising program that has raised $1.6 million for hospice.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Waste disposal owner takes White County to court

The legal claim by the owner of a White County septic waste disposal facility that he has a constitutional right to spray his property with human waste is "laughable," county officials said in court filings this week.

November 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

A vacant house off Atlanta Highway burned Tuesday night, and firefighters suspect the blaze was intentionally set. No one was injured.

November 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Check your wheels before you travel this holiday weekend

The countdown to the official Thanksgiving travel period is on.

November 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospice workers seek to brighten the holiday season

James Pierce is quite the charmer.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is open

Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is officially open.

November 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 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


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