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Whitmire to join city’s tourism efforts

United Way official Tracy Whitmire soon will join Gainesville government as the city's new convention and facilities sales manager, City Manager Kip Padgett said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


End of the Lion for Oakwood grocer

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Appeals court says Georgia can challenge water ruling

ATLANTA - Georgia's legal fight to continue using Lake Lanier as a water supply is still alive.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firefighters practice taming the flames

The official term is "pressurized container fire control," but most folks just call it the Christmas tree.

January 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mothers take heed of advice on kids

The problem today with parents - specifically mothers - is that they have become fearful of their children, according to John Rosemond.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers, students gather aid for Haitian quake victims

When a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti last week, Hall County teachers immediately incorporated the disaster into their lessons.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson surveying recent graduates

JEFFERSON - They may have already graduated, but some former Jefferson High School students might have the ability to affect the lives of younger students.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Norton to give annual economic forecast

Real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. will present his annual Native Intelligence business report tonight at the Georgia Mountains Center for the 23rd time.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hotel robbed at gunpoint, suspect at large

Gainesville police are seeking a man who robbed the Quality Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall leaders want sales tax glitch fixed

ATLANTA - Representatives from Hall County governments met Wednesday at the Capitol in a show of solidarity to fix the state's disjointed sales tax collection system.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy airlifted for burns

A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today after being scalded at home, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Obama's first year: Supporters, detractors decry partisan politics

One year ago today, the nation's capital was abuzz as thousands of supporters made a pilgrimage to witness the historic presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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