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Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents tackle deer problems

Dana Chapman has, for the longest time, tried to steer her neighborhood watch group from talking about the deer in the Riverside Drive area of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Immigration center critics say detainees at risk

Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The daily commute: Ride to work has gotten longer, more difficult

The American work force and its chosen mode of getting to the job isn't what it was 50 years ago.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Piedmont circuit to launch drug court

The Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's office is preparing a new way to deal with drug users in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, a way to provide treatment and decrease recidivism, its organizers say.

January 24, 2010 | Emily Banks Times regional staff | Local


Program offers Disney theme park tickets to community volunteers

What would you do with a free day at one of the Walt Disney World theme parks?

January 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County expands Glades Reservoir plans

Hall County's proposed Glades Reservoir has morphed quickly from a long-term county project into a solution for regional water worries.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coming Sunday: The daily drive to work

Nearly everyone with a job does it: The alarm goes off, the coffee is brewed and thousands of local residents make their way to work each day on congested highways.

January 23, 2010 | By staff reports | Local


Cold helps keep fruit orchards dormant during winter months

While most people welcome unseasonably warm weather in January, farmers prefer the temperatures to remain around freezing.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humanitarians lend a hand in Haiti

James Jennings has responded to six of what he calls "complex emergencies." He calls the earthquake in Haiti a complex emergency times two.

January 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


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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


Area hospital trends mirror national drug problem

HARTFORD, Conn. - A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them, and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.

May 10, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Class Notes: Brenau opening Florida campus

Brenau University recently received approval to spread its reach beyond Georgia's borders.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free workshop aims to help residents save hemlock trees

The time to inspect your hemlock trees is now, according to the Save Georgia's Hemlocks nonprofit organization.

May 10, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fun for funds: Adult spelling bee supports literacy

Not all spelling bees are created equal.

May 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville native to join SpaceX as rocket scientist

Gainesville native Benjamin Klein is about to realize the dream shared by young and old alike.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vision 2030 group recommends names for Hall’s new trail system

Hall County's burgeoning trail system may get a new name and logo this week, as officials hope to stir interest in area pedestrian and bicycling pathways.

May 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | 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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