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Corps: Lottery for Lanier dock permits

A two-year lock on new boat docks has been released and Lake Lanier residents now have a path to getting a permit through a process involving a random drawing.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes wide open for South Hall neighborhood watch

When you get mad, you do something about - or at least that's Mike Thompson's philosophy when it comes to his Neighborhood Watch program.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


IRS: Examine withholdings now to prevent big surprises April 15

Thanks to the federal Making Work Pay Credit, most Americans have a few extra dollars in their take home pay.

July 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood city manager adjusts to old job, civilian life after returning from Iraq

OAKWOOD - Last week, after six months in a war zone, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown was trying to reorient himself to a construction zone.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County might turn Lanierland into public park

CUMMING - The Forsyth County commission intends to buy Lanierland and turn the former country music venue into a community park.

July 05, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Tardy tax refund? State may owe you even more money

More than 300,000 Georgia residents are still waiting to receive their state tax refunds. The long wait could mean more money for some.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Lanier

A woman remained on life support Sunday night in a local hospital after failing to resurface while swimming Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Open house set for Jackson County's Brooks Road project

The Jackson County Engineering Department will hold a public information open house concerning the John B. Brooks Road improvement project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton City Council to tackle millage petition

HOSCHTON - A petition circulated by Hoschton residents to secure a vote to change the city's charter might receive some clarity tonight.

July 05, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public utilities director didn’t see water in his future

When he enrolled in the University of Florida's environmental engineering program, Kelly Randall had tree-hugging in mind.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Experts say acetaminophen is great, in small doses

Last week, government experts recommended reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and other acetaminophen drugs, a move that local health officials applaud.

July 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson bringing in extra bucks by renting out facilities

JEFFERSON - In the face of state budget cuts and lower Local Option Sales Tax collections, Jefferson city and education officials have found other ways to bring in additional revenue.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after failing to surface

Two people who were part of a family swimming in Lake Lanier this afternoon have been taken to separate hospitals after they failed to resurface.

One of the victims is a 24-year-old woman, who has been taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is in critical condition, said David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


SPLOST tax collections trickle in below expectations

Collections for SPLOST V ended this week and Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims said it's not likely that the county will collect the money it had hoped for.

July 05, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall woman struggles to keep home off courthouse steps

Sherri Brooks spends most of her nights worrying about how she is going to pay her bills. She spends her weekends selling her belongings.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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