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United Way more than halfway to raising $1.87 million

The United Way of Hall County has three more months to meet its $1.87 million goal.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


As World War II veterans fade into history, their memories continue

A Sunday event bringing together veterans organizations from Hall County had plenty of World War II items on display but no veterans from that era to talk about them.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say duplex fire might be accident

A fire in a duplex on East Main Street displaced two families and killed five pets Tuesday, according to Hall County Fire officials.

November 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Defamation suit over book comes to trial

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50's-era television series "I Love Lucy."

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


RADAR: Check out local weather conditions

November 10, 2009 | | Local


Rain continues tonight; another 2 inches possible

UPDATE:

November 10, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Connector plan meets dead end

Routes that would have placed the Northern Connector through the properties of homeowners near Lake Lanier have been scrapped by the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.

November 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners debate giving local businesses advantage with bids

The Hall County Board of Commissioners still is looking at ways to give local businesses a leg up in the county's competitive bidding process.

November 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Proposed schedule change worries Hall teachers

Educators past and present weighed in on the advantages and disadvantages of block scheduling at the Hall County school board meeting on Monday.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lanier Tech reaches out to adult students

Juan Escamilla stopped going to school 22 years ago.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Workshop details grants, loans for affordable housing

The Newtown Community Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are hosting a Georgia Dream Single Family Development Program event Thursday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resurfacing to begin on Ga. 365

Work is set to begin Wednesday night on resurfacing of Ga. 365 from Ga. 369 to Ga. 52 funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Hall County.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville utilities work to interrupt water service

Water service will be interrupted Wednesday in areas of Gainesville for water main improvements.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Veterans Day events

Here are a few of the observations and events this week marking Veterans Day, which falls on Wednesday.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson budget OK despite lower sales tax collections

JEFFERSON - Sales tax collections may be down, but so far the city's coffers have stayed out of the negative.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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