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Brenau women vow to Take Back the Night

Nationally, 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 33 men, will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


I-985 work wrapping up two months early

Department of Transportation crews will be finishing work on the new and improved Interstate 985 today.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton adjusts water testing rules after EPD violation

HOSCHTON - The city of Hoschton has more specific rules for testing its water supply following a violation of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's rules for safe drinking water, according to city officials.

October 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller From staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners want study of sales tax revenues

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to pay a local real estate executive to analyze county sales tax revenues.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Laurelwood suit settled

A lawsuit filed by the family of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at a Gainesville mental health facility has been settled.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools secure districtwide SACS accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County 911 center moving to new site

JEFFERSON - Jackson County's Emergency 911 Center will be moving to a new home this fall without interrupting its current level of service, according to county officials.

October 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cleanup day puts spotlight on Jefferson park's trees

JEFFERSON - After the recent flooding of Curry Creek Park in Jefferson, Thursday's park cleanup couldn't come at a better time.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students pack symposium on domestic violence

Instead of sleeping late Tuesday, more than 300 Gainesville State College students were up bright and early to tackle a very serious topic - domestic violence.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spoken opera focuses on female cancer survivors

Baldness, back aches and peeling hands all are side effects anyone who has undergone chemotherapy may have suffered.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Legion post merger finalized

BUFORD - There were quite a few mixed emotions among the dwindling membership of Buford's American Legion Post 534 when a proposed merger with Gainesville's Post 521 was first suggested more than two years ago, John Dorsey confirmed Tuesday.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pro golf tourney may stop in city

Gainesville's own Chattahoochee Golf Course could play host to a professional golf tour next year.

October 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Professor’s accuser a teen student

A Brenau University professor remains in jail without bail, a week after his arrest on charges of molesting a teenage student.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elementary students go to garden to harvest their crops

Like many other farmers, Centennial Arts Academy students were busy Thursday harvesting crops.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm sends residents scrambling for supplies

Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.

February 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power outage leads to worry for those with oxygen tanks

As trasformers blew and iced-over trees fell on power lines, many worried about how to cook their food and stay warm.

February 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill and Nick Watson The Times | Local


NOTE TO READERS: Delivery issues expected due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, delivery of the print edition of The Times to some of our readers may be delayed Wednesday morning in order not to put our carriers at risk.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Vols linebacker, Gainesville grad A.J. Johnson surrenders to police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, has turned himself in on a charge of aggravated rape.

February 17, 2015 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Local


Inmate captured after escaping work detail in Gainesville

A Fulton County inmate was captured Tuesday afternoon within three hours after walking away from his work detail in Hall County in the midst of widespread cleanup following the ice storm.

February 17, 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


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