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Forsyth marinas exempted from alcohol law’s food rule

CUMMING - Marinas located on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier will be allowed to sell alcohol without having to fulfill a minimum food sales requirement after changes made to a county ordinance.

December 06, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Crowds flock to Christmas on Green Street despite chill

Sunday evening's cold weather didn't seem to lessen the holiday spirit as visitors and participants gathered for the annual Christmas on Green Street.

December 06, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: 2 schools offer free flu vaccine

After a delay of several weeks, vaccinations for the H1N1 flu will soon be available at a school near you.

December 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


To be green, cities need to spend green

FLOWERY BRANCH - To illustrate their point, Flowery Branch officials passed the thick notebooks among the gathering of lawmakers and other visitors at their "Hometown Connection" meeting in October.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Was this marriage poisoned?

The coffee tasted bitter.

December 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Can there be a bug worse than kudzu?

Kudzu has long been considered a nuisance in the South, but the bug that has recently been spotted in North Georgia munching on the prolific plant may prove to be even more of a pest.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life in the shadow of industry

Just after daybreak, birds begin singing near the houses on Desota Street as they do anywhere else in Gainesville.

December 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School option offers some a faster track to graduation

If you cannot customize kids to an education, customize an education to them.

December 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Christmas cheer comes to Clermont

Santa Claus jumped into his red suit Saturday morning to lead the way at the second annual Clermont Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Holiday event to close Green Street on Sunday

Christmas on Green Street will literally take place on Green Street this year, not just to the sides.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


On-time bill payment down from last year for Hall County property taxes

Fewer people paid their Hall County property taxes on time this year than in 2008.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man calls Internet hoax just a game

A pair of anonymous videos posted on the Internet credited to the "catchmekiller" got Andrew Scott Haley plenty of attention.

December 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Office event urges parents to catch up on child support payments

With Christmas just around the corner, the Division of Child Support Services is urging parents to give what they can to provide a happy holiday for their children.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local LDS church shows off hundreds of nativity displays

Nativity scenes can be found all around the world but each scene is unique to its culture.

December 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch seeks meter readings data

Flowery Branch officials followed through on a charge from their governing body Friday to try to obtain information from Gainesville through an open records request rather than pay the new fee for it.

December 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | 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


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