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Hall County to get transit funds

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that he has submitted the required "1511 Certification" on transit projects around the state that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula soldier killed in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Army Ranger from Hall County, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, was one of three Georgia soldiers who were killed in action Thursday while serving in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times earns top newspaper honors, 33 awards

JEKYLL ISLAND – The Times has been honored as one of Georgia's best newspapers, taking the general excellence award for papers its size during a banquet Friday night at the annual Georgia Press Association convention.

June 06, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Heard any good jokes lately?

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teachers’ junket will bring Africa to Hall students

Two Hall County gifted teachers hope to bring pearls of East African culture to their students following a monthlong expedition in Tanzania.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


One killed in 7-vehicle wreck in I-85

One person was killed early Friday morning in a seven-vehicle accident near the Dry Pond exit on Interstate 85.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-Dawsonville resident reads Islamic passages as terrorism trial winds down

ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech student with North Georgia ties charged with plotting to help terrorist groups turned the closing arguments in his federal trial on Thursday into a bewildering lesson on Islamic principles amid stunned courtroom observers.

June 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Hot air junkies hope for better weather

HELEN - Against Thursday's overcast skies, the bright splashes of color provided by a dozen or so hovering hot air balloons were a welcome sight for most visitors.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends, sheriff laud teen victim of fatal crash

A one-vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County has claimed the life of an upcoming senior at Lumpkin County High School.

June 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Digital TV switch: This time, it’s for real

The digital TV switch is one week from today- are you ready?

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents not happy about Bear Creek Reservoir rules

As residents start making plans for summer vacations and trips to the lake, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department is working with the county and others to lay down some official ground rules for using the Bear Creek Reservoir.

June 05, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Rains return, so watch for weakened tree roots

Recent rains have helped lift most of Georgia out of extreme drought conditions, but they have also made trees more dangerous.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dump the Pump Day means a free ride on Hall Area Transit

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but later this month you can snag a free ride.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State ponders merging 2-year colleges, tech schools

As state officials consider merging technical and community colleges into one system, some say it's too soon to know what effect the move could have on education.

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rappel, march, shoot, Army JROTC style at leadership camp

Regional members of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps can be found rappelling, canoeing, shooting and marching in the Gainesville area this week.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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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