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Gainesville school board faces pre-K dilemma

As the Gainesville school board gets ready to delve into next school year's budget, officials are looking high and low for ways to save money.

February 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local business dreams dry up

With his specialty shop for drummers, Drums 101, Aaron Hughes thought he had found a niche in the music marketplace and a dependable livelihood.

February 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County takes 7 steps to improve high school graduation rate

JEFFERSON - Joyce Hawkins thinks she has the best job.

February 08, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Soles help souls: Store owner offers discount for donated shoes

A pair of shoes is something many take for granted.

February 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville City Council faces tough cuts to balance budget

Charged with the need to cut the fat, Gainesville officials are finding they also have to cut into the meat of city government services to balance the 2010 budget.

February 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Firefighter suffers leg injury battling blaze in woods

A firefighter who stepped in a hole while fighting a woods fire Saturday was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with an unknown leg injury.

February 08, 2009 | | Local


Forum offers frank talk on youth sex, harassment

Dexter Wimbish said the lessons of Marcus Dixon and Genarlow Wilson should serve as an example of the trouble adolescents can find themselves in if they engage in sexual activity.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth woman charged with burning her own home

Investigators believe that a Cumming woman charged Friday with burning down her own house also was directly involved in the spray-painting of racially-charged graffiti on a fence next to the burned home.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Armed Buford man arrested near school after chase

A Buford man who fled from a traffic stop made by Hall County sheriff's deputies Friday was arrested on the grounds of a Gwinnett County school with a loaded handgun in his pocket, authorities said.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Anna Ruby Falls to close for renovations

The Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest north of Helen, will be closed to the public beginning Monday as a renovation project gets under way.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Habitat builds disabled vet and wife a new house

A disabled Vietnam veteran took the first steps into his new home Friday, flanked by his wife and the people who helped build it.

February 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Public's help needed to ID suspects

Gainesville police are asking for the public's help in identifying armed robbery suspects seen in a surveillance video from an Atlanta Highway liquor store.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia tax collections down 14 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that the state's net revenue collections for January declined 14.3 percent, a decrease of $262 million, compared to last year.

February 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One second-grade class asked its students, ‘What if you were president?’

When President Barack Obama was elected in November, teachers told students that regardless of their race, they, too, could become president one day.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Georgia College and State University adds new master's degrees

North Georgia College & State University has two new feathers in its cap.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 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


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