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Jefferson sees success with expanded class options

Jefferson may be a small town, but school officials haven't let size limit the academic possibilities of their students.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students simulate airport experience, right down to the shoe checks

JEFFERSON - A group of sixth-grade students was dropped off to school Thursday, and by midmorning they were cruising in an airplane at an altitude of 35,000 feet on their way to Australia.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Letter carriers to pick up food donations with mail on Saturday

When delivering the mail Saturday, your mail carrier also will be looking to collect something from you: a food donation.

May 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Compost expert enriches plants, soil by turning waste to fertilizer

Ask Bob Bradbury about his compost and he'll talk for several minutes about his garden and his health.

May 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Indigent defense 'stiffed by state,' local attorneys say

A tightening of funding for lawyers appointed to represent some poor people in court has resulted in public defender offices in Georgia representing clients with the potential for conflicts of interest.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arguments set for Monday in water wars suits

A U.S. District Court judge from Minnesota is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday on whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wet spring could drench drought issue

As litigation over Lake Lanier heads to court, drought, the issue that has exacerbated the tri-state water wars, may be going away.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fulton County inmates fill out Hall County jail

Fulton County's jail problems have become a source of revenue for Hall County.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


In close vote, Flowery Branch OKs deal to spend $405,000 on buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has voted to spend $405,000 to buy two connecting Main Street buildings it had been leasing.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to temporarily close Little Hall Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close Little Hall Park next Monday through Friday for paving work.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Four arrested, meth seized in drug bust

Four people were arrested and an estimated $32,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized during a pair of undercover drug busts on Golden Parkway in Buford on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities said.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Two plead guilty in botched mall burglary

Two of six defendants in what authorities say was a botched burglary last summer at a local outlet mall entered guilty pleas last week.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Mother-daughter tea planned for Saturday

It's not quite high tea with the queen, but an upcoming event for mothers and daughters at the Spout Springs Branch of the Hall County Library will be just as special.

May 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawsonville in hunt for police car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Dawsonville is in the running for an assembly plant that would build a specialized, high-performance police car.

May 06, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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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


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


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