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Gainesville council considers new regulations

Among a slew of new regulations that the Gainesville City Council will vote on Tuesday is a proposal that removes jails from the list of designated public uses, more heavily regulates group homes in the city and requires residents and developers to apply and pay a fee for minor developments like the construction of a patio.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteers give holiday makeover

While driving through downtown Jefferson, it may seem like the annual Christmas decorations just appear by magic. But it is actually the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

November 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton resort lights up for holiday season

Friday's brisk weather formed the perfect backdrop for the North Pole's most famous resident to arrive at Château Elan.

November 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public sounds off on Barrow school board’s proposed rules

Amid concern from the community as well as a lawsuit involving Barrow County schools and a former teacher's Facebook page, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders has removed from consideration a proposed policy that would regulate teacher/student relationships and employees' online conduct.

November 27, 2009 | Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Local


First Steps earns grant

A program to help parents of newborns has received a $15,000 grant.

November 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Challenge: Read 3 books a month, share with others

Some Hall County middle schoolers will spread their love for reading across the community as three schools compete in a reading rally that ends in April.

November 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


He’ll be ‘Walking to New Orleans’

Paul Leslie may have come up with the ultimate tribute to a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

November 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

DAWSONVILLE - Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 26, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Good News Thanksgiving meal draws some 300 people

Hundreds of people flowed in and out of the doors of the Good News at Noon homeless shelter on Thursday.

November 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ID theft risks up in shopping season

Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season also marks the beginning of the holiday stealing season.

November 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Club seeks donations for Empty Stocking Fund

The Gainesville Jaycees will be bringing Christmas joy to 490 children this year as part of the club's Empty Stocking Fund.

November 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brisk weather in store for tonight’s football playoffs

Area High school football fans will need to bundle up tonight as they head off to quarterfinal contests in Gainesville, Buford and Columbus.

November 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter seeks injured dog’s owner

Officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter are hoping to reunite an injured dog with his family.

November 26, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Annual multicultural concert set for Sunday

If you go, get there early.

November 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could close on CSX property by end of the year

A property purchase key to the development of a greenway in midtown Gainesville has been delayed, but city officials say they expect to close on the old CSX railroad property by the end of the year.

November 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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NAACP wants Confederate symbols taken off Georgia property

July 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your wallet.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes to stop it.

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


Too hot now? Forecasters say enjoy it while you can

Steamy hot may not be comfortable now, but folks might be longing for it in six months or so.

July 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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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