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Sugar Hill, Tadmore under new leadership

A few familiar faces will be taking on new roles in Hall County schools this fall.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board weighs superintendent reviews

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education wants to make sure that everything in the system is up to date, and that includes the tool used to evaluate the superintendent.

July 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Park Hill Drive convenience store robbed

Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store on Park Hill Drive this morning.

The clerk at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1680 Park Hill Drive told police the suspect entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash registere. The clerk handed over the money, and the suspect ran from the store.

July 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Leisure offer low-cost family fun

Stay at home and take a vacation.

July 09, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College parking deck will help ease commuters’ woes

Students at Gainesville State College will be able to stop circling the Gainesville campus parking lot like vultures in August when the school opens its new two-story parking deck.

July 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board shelves matching retirement fund contributions

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Board of Education has voted to suspend matching employee retirement fund contributions.

July 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of suspect and victim say slaying was self-defense

The sister of a North Hall man who died after being struck in the neck with a tree limb told a judge Thursday that her half-brother was justified in dealing the fatal blow.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall commission votes to collect property taxes twice a year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to collect property taxes twice a year at Thursday's board meeting.

July 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall sheriff’s investigator charged with child molestation

A veteran Hall County Sheriff's investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency was charged Thursday with molesting a 3-year-old girl, authorities said.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors can apply for cooling assistance

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. announces dates of the 2009 Cooling Program.

July 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Joiner to seek re-election as mayor of Jefferson

Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner has officially announced his plans to seek re-election this fall.

July 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sex assault alleged at Falcon’s home; athlete not involved, police say

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted while sleeping in the Buford home of an Atlanta Falcons player, but the athlete is not a suspect in the assault, police said.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Banks County native named DOT assistant district engineer

A Banks County native has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's assistant district engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia, including Hall, that make up the DOT's District One.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 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


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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