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Georgia prisons ordered to kick smoking habit

The smokers among Georgia's nearly 60,000 prison inmates will soon have to snuff out their cigarette butts for good.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Recalling sit-ins for justice, 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and State University entered a Woolworth's store and approached the lunch counter.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students meet for a purpose

JEFFERSON - Although they have fun getting together with their friends, members of the Jefferson Academy Mighty Dragons club know that they are meeting for a greater purpose than socializing.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sky’s the limit for library database

Hall County Library Director Adrian Mixson said the system holds one of the best kept secrets around.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Martin Luther King tribute helps kids identify with the past

Youngsters were ready to dance, speak and even mime in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School in Gainesville.

January 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Colleges survey Forsyth Co. residents for insight on higher education

Is there a college campus in Forsyth County's future?

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall woman dies in car crash

An East Hall woman died Sunday in a vehicle crash on Oconee Circle off Old Cornelia Highway.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


When giving to help Haiti, be sure to check your charity of choice

As an outpouring of sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti turns to a flood of donations to charities and outreach organizations, the North Georgia Community Foundation has pledged to research those agencies for local residents who want to help.

January 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Badge & Bar: Day care owner in toddler burn case pleads not guilty

The day care owner accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of concealing information in an investigation into a burned toddler has pleaded not guilty.

May 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

May 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Putting it all on the line for literacy

It's a "brain-teasing, crowd-pleasing, good-time romp," and it lasted for hours Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Additional Ahaluna annexation moving forward

Gainesville is moving forward with annexing property along Ahaluna Drive, a result of an agreement with Hall County to avoid litigation, after the Planning and Appeals Board signed off on the proposal Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cities team up for 2015 roads paving effort

Oakwood is about to embark on another paving project with other area governments.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza to serve two hospital campuses

A ribbon cutting Tuesday for Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza gave leaders with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce the chance to peek inside the new, modern home of more than 350 support services employees.

May 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Former Hall jailer pleads guilty to drug possession

A former Hall County Jail employee accused by federal authorities of smuggling cocaine into the jail entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

May 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Former Hall investigator pleads guilty in bribery case

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a count of accepting a bribe from a suspected drug dealer.

May 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville fire crews working gas leak, fire on Hidden Hollow Drive

Gainesville fire crews responded to a gas leak and fire Tuesday afternoon in a residential area.

May 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall area’s 2040 transportation plan approved

Top elected officials gave their final approval of a long-range, $1.77 billion transportation plan for the Hall County area Tuesday.

May 12, 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


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