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Barnett: ‘There’s a lot that goes into bus driving’

Jean Barnett is one of 41 Gainesville school bus drivers who greets children each morning, takes them to and from school, and then waves goodbye to them each afternoon.

August 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton Planning Commission postpones racetrack hearing

BRASELTON - A public hearing to discuss the possibility of a new racetrack coming to Braselton has been postponed.

August 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Breast cancer survivor celebrates with 3-day walk

Surviving cancer is no small feat, and Buffy Brunner knew she needed to celebrate her 10 years of being free of breast cancer in a memorable way.

But the 55-year-old chose not to quietly mark the anniversary with a small family gathering or a monetary donation to fund cancer research and treatment.

August 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Some businesses add focus on employees' health

Instead of focusing solely on how many hours an employee accumulates each week, many business owners are also focusing on the employee's overall health.

August 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State DOT names new area engineer

A Cumming man has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's area engineer for Dawson, Forsyth and Hall counties.

Matt Needham will be responsible for all construction and maintenance activities on interstates and state routes throughout those counties.

August 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Most Hispanic gang members are US citizens

The face of gang activity in Hall County has changed over time.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Some gang members attend school, but cause few problems

Many gang members lead a double life.

August 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT cutting trees as a safety measure

Yes, it's hard to think about winter when the temperatures outside are still touching the 90-degree mark.

August 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of slain gang member begs friends not to join

To hear Martha Garcia tell it, her brother did not have any friends.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Violent gang crimes rare, authorities say

Though a fatal Aug. 9 shooting draws attention to the potential for gang violence in the area, most reported gang-related crimes are not violent, officials say.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax appeals on rise in Jackson County

The economy may be down, but the same can't be said for property tax appeals in Jackson County.

August 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Recent shooting highlights the violent world of street gangs

Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez said he wanted to get out of gang life, but he didn't do it soon enough.

August 22, 2009 | BY Stephen Gurr AND Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gang task force keeps a high profile

The baby blue shirt is a dead giveaway.

August 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Funeral expense a double blow in today’s tough times

In trying economic times, expenses such as a funeral, which can cost thousands of dollars, can take a toll on a family.

August 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Touch-A-Truck event draws crowd in its 10th year

Horns were honking, kids were smiling and parents were holding up their cameras at the 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday morning sponsored by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

August 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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State senators make big changes to transportation bill

The state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday made significant changes to a transportation bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this year.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood City Council idles over parking restrictions

Oakwood City Council members are in agreement that something must be done to address residential parking restrictions in the community.

March 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


SPLOST vote passes in Hall County

Hall County voters on Tuesday approved a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

March 17, 2015 | | Local


Four arrested, charged in death of Gainesville taxi driver

A Gainesville taxi company was reeling Tuesday as it dealt with the shooting death of one its veteran drivers.

March 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Civil Service Board upholds firing

In an unusual case, the Hall County Civil Service Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to uphold the termination of employee David McCord.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Polls open until 7 as Hall County voters decide on extending special sales tax

Polls are open until 7 p.m. today across Hall County as voters decide on a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary receives visit from governor’s office

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, 5-year-old students are learning how to make PowerPoints and film instructional videos.

March 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Reward offered for man missing since June ’14

A $500 reward is available for information leading to the discovery of a man missing since June 7.

March 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Former Hall County jailer pleads not guilty in drug case

A former Hall County jailer accused on smuggling charges pleaded not guilty Monday at an arraignment in U.S. District Court.

March 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Pilgrim takes over Hall GOP

Debra Pilgrim was elected chairwoman of the Hall County Republican Party on Saturday at the organization's convention.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools score high School Climate Star Ratings

Hall County and Gainesville City schools offer students a pretty good environment for learning and developing.

March 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


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