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Local company creates Travel Channel Web site feature

One local company has proved that it doesn't matter where you are - as long as you produce good work.

October 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Making some new discoveries

There's something special about entering the Museum of Inspired Learning at the da Vinci Academy at South Hall Middle School. The air crackles with energy as seventh-graders who designed museum exhibits share their wealth of knowledge with elementary schoolers - for free.

October 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson council approves reduced budgets

JEFFERSON - With early voting nearly over, hundreds of Jefferson voters have already cast their ballots prior to next week's elections.

October 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Portion of old parking deck closed

A portion of Hall County's parking deck is closed due to cracks in the top floor.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia Tech president touts school's ties to Hall County

New Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson greeted Gainesville Rotarians on Monday at the civic club's luncheon.

October 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two facilities help entrepreneurs get started

As jobs become more difficult to secure, many are beginning to think outside the box.

October 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Vote set Wednesday for DOT board

For the third time in two years, state legislators from the Georgia's 9th Congressional District will, on Wednesday, decide who will represent the district on the state transportation board.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys Food Factory catering

An early morning fire destroyed a catering business on White Sulphur Road today.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in burglary

Gainesville police have charged four people, including three children, in the Saturday burglary of a Laura Drive home.

October 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New DOT Web site addresses teen driving

The Georgia Department of Transportation has launched a new Web site for teenage drivers and their parents.

October 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public health director lives dream as a doctor

Some grandmothers give socks as gifts. Others choose dolls or action figures to keep the grandkids busy. Dr. David Westfall's grandmother gave him books and a game plan for his future.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau grad fights for her life

Around this time last year, Tori Fobb was gearing up for her last season on the Brenau University Golden Tigers Softball Team.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flu cases dwindling in Jackson schools

JEFFERSON - The number of students with the flu or who have flu-like symptoms in Jackson County schools is starting to decline, according to a news release from the school system.

October 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Moonshine festival raises funds for needy children

DAWSONVILLE - The Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville celebrated is 42nd year this past weekend with shopping, car shows and plenty of food.

October 25, 2009 | By Jennifer Messer The Times | Local


Concerns rise about charter school funding

A metro Atlanta issue has found its way to the back steps of area schoolhouses.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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