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Jefferson Academy Principal puckers up for pig after students raise Relay money

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy Principal DeMaris Gurley did it.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Safe Kids hosts helmet giveaway, offers safety tips

Every year in January and February, Hall County and Gainesville second-graders learn about helmet safety.

January 28, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Commissioners approve Lake Lanier Islands Parkway road name change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved changing the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board discusses community partnerships

Huddling Thursday night for a retreat away from school system offices, the Gainesville City Board of Education discussed ways it can improve community partnerships.

January 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials consider contract between golf course, country club

Gainesville officials are on the verge of signing a 10-year agreement that guarantees at least $300,000 of revenue to the Chattahoochee Golf Course annually.

January 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police give more details of tip letter

A North Carolina law enforcement agency has released new information about an anonymous letter that could be the key to solving the case of a missing Blairsville woman.

January 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm watch issued; snow, sleet and ice possible

No, it's not déjà vu. Forecasters are predicting a weekend snowfall - again.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Acceleration issue sparks Toyota recall

If you own a Toyota that was made after 2003, there is a good chance that it is on one of two recall lists.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Embattled Obama vows progress in State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, urging Congress to not give up on reform.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turner remembered as helpful, influential

Renowned local businessman Roy Turner Sr. was laid to rest Wednesday in Alta Vista Cemetery.

January 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 7 years for fatal punch

One punch left a family in mourning.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man charged in burglary

A Gainesville man has been arrested and charged with a July home burglary, officials said.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall County school board discusses elementary districts

The southern portion of Hall County Schools will adjust its elementary school zones for the 2015-2016 school year, and the school board reviewed a possible new zoning map at its meeting Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SPLOST citizens committee taking shape

Six members of a nine-member citizens committee charged with overseeing how a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent have been nominated.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood approves new residential parking ordinance

Oakwood residents now have some parking rules to follow at their homes.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


Crash deaths up as state agencies launch driving safety initiative

In a year's time, the number of fatal crashes investigated by Georgia State Patrol through April doubled to 50.

May 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flat Creek getting a face-lift near old mill

Work is well underway to restore Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vehicular homicide case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man accused by Georgia State Patrol of hitting his 2-year-old nephew with his car April 26 had his case moved on to Superior Court on Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Chris Christie, Ted Cruz at Georgia GOP convention this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party will meet for its biennial state convention this Friday and Saturday at the Classic Center in Athens.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cause of South Hall fire undetermined

The cause of a Friday night mobile home fire in South Hall County is undetermined.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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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