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Are you missing your tax refund?

The IRS has a gift for around 4,000 Georgia taxpayers - undeliverable refund checks.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academic Bowl Team trains hard for competition

JEFFERSON - They may not need helmets, jerseys or any ball for their meets, but there is another group of fierce competitors at Jefferson High School.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Times editor Bob Campbell dies

Former longtime Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday at his home in his native Asheville, N.C. He was 88.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps offers day-use freebie

Veterans and active military personnel can get in free Wednesday, or Veterans Day, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas nationwide.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Vets groups join together in family day at history center

Veterans groups often do their own thing, focusing on just their work and mission.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fashion show to benefit Challenged Child

Gainesville business owners have come together to raise awareness about a local school that works with special needs children and also to feature local merchants.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect charged in failed kidnapping

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in the Nov. 1 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy that had left a North Hall community feeling uneasy.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Northern Connector on planning group’s agenda

A planning group considering much-maligned proposed routes for the Northern Connector is set to discuss the road project at its meeting Tuesday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sometimes, the flu is just the flu

With all the hype surrounding the H1N1 influenza virus, it is easy to forget that it is just the flu.

November 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


HemlockFest features fun with a purpose

Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.

November 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public Works director’s job filled with diverse duties

Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Facebook craze might reach local governments

How do you become friends with the government?

November 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | 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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