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Ex-Avita employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of a nonprofit agency that serves the disadvantaged was charged Thursday with embezzling thousands of dollars, some of which investigators believe went to a high school dance team she coached.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall wants more from proposed reservoir

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to alter its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project, county officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman surrenders in animal cruelty case

A woman accused of neglecting more than a dozen dogs to the point that they died and decayed in her Murrayville rental home was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Poker run to help combat juvenile diabetes

The Silent Partners for the Kids are set to have their first Pirates of Lanier-Castaway Poker Run on Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Holiday Marina, and there will be a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group will hold cotillion meeting

The Grady Young Foundation will hold a meeting Saturday for their first Debutante Cotillion.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt as fire destroys White County home

A White County home was destroyed by fire early today but its residents were able to escape to safety and there were no injuries.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police raid nets cocaine, cash, leads to arrest

Authorities on Wednesday seized more than $9,000 in cash and cocaine during a raid on a home on Hancock Avenue Extension, officials said Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County given extra time in reservoir permit

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days to supplement its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High

Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.

September 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville Middle School uses aquatic center to give swimming lessons

Nearly 40 people drowned in Georgia waters so far this year, but new swim classes at Gainesville Middle School aim to teach students skills that some day could save their lives.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Band’s positive message rocks

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland may not exactly be known for rock 'n' roll, but that's exactly what it will get next week.

September 16, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Local


China-US trade tensions could hurt poultry industry

Trade tensions with China and threats of tariffs on U.S. poultry imports into China threaten consequences for the state's poultry industry.

September 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saul's celebrates 70 years of serving the area

A downtown clothing store celebrates decades in business this year by continuing its family tradition of customer service.

September 16, 2009 | BY Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County schools earn top honors

Two Hall County schools are among five schools statewide being recognized today for excellence in international education.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson water users complain about higher bills

JEFFERSON - In June, when the state Environmental Protection Division lifted the two-year outdoor watering ban, most Georgia residents rejoiced.

September 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Riverside alumnus returns home to recruit for West Point

Michael Sims is spending his spring break from college back home in Gainesville.

March 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wisdom Project lectures to focus on senior citizens

Education is a lifelong endeavor.

March 15, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck kills 2 White County teens

Two White County teens were killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday west of Cleveland.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeowners face upstream battle over Lake Knickerbocker

James Lester remembers Lake Knickerbocker well when he settled off Ledan Road in 1976.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students can seek options before taking on loan debt

When students graduate with their bachelor's degrees, they're likely feeling a sense of accomplishment. Yet more than two-thirds also are thousands of dollars in debt from student loans.

March 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Law officers, 4-H BB rifle team gather for annual fun event, fellowship

The occasional ricocheted BB didn't hinder the mood on Saturday morning when the Hall County 4-H Club was joined by members of the Gainesville Police Department and Hall County Sheriff's Office for the 10th annual Cops and Kids BB Gun Challenge.

March 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Area lawmakers sift through survivors of Crossover Day at state legislature

The buildup to Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta was more subdued this year than last.

March 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Irish eyes smiling during Irish Band Jam in Flowery Branch

The sky was gray but the streets of downtown Flowery Branch were green on Saturday as the second annual Irish Band Jam brought a bit of the Emerald Isle closer to home.

March 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County builds home for family in need

After living for years in a country riddled with religious persecution, civil war and militant rule, the Khai family feels blessed to be in America.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Infinity and beyond: Students find 3.1415 (plus) reasons to celebrate Pi Day

You might not think an irrational number could get hundreds of kids excited, but in Hall County it does.

March 14, 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


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