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Defendant’s mental competency questioned

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from a Gainesville transmission plant has questioned her mental competency to stand trial.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Holland’s tulips provide kids a Dutch treat

Big changes took place underground at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy this winter.

April 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville not yet satisfied with jail’s exterior

Gainesville City Council members met Thursday with the operators of the North Georgia Detention Center, and some say they still aren't impressed with the efforts the jail operators are making to dress up the building's exterior.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walters reappointed to DNR board

Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State school board OKs Forsyth flexibility contract

ATLANTA - The Georgia school board has approved the state's second district to join a new program freeing schools from many education mandates.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Stormy weather possible today; 1 to 3 inches could fall

Today could be a wet, stormy day across Northeast Georgia.

The National Weather Service has placed much of Georgia under a high risk of severe weather through Friday morning. A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exists for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

April 02, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local


Meth costs Georgia $1.3 billion

Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal can see the price of methamphetamine abuse in the faces of the people in his courtroom.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U-verse expanding to include Hall residents

AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Good News Clinic needs to match gift of $95,000

An anonymous donor has given Good News Clinics $95,000, but there's a catch.

April 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Challenged Child and Friends revels in Falcons' visit

Screams of excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Challenged Child and Friends.

April 02, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local state colleges’ economic impact is $344 million

According to a recent study local colleges and universities are doing more than educating students, they are also helping to boost local economies.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Immigrant gives medals to Korean War veterans

As young men in the 1950s, they wore a variety of uniforms in white, navy blue and green.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth restaurants cited over underage alcohol sales

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has cited four restaurants for selling alcoholic drinks to underage customers.

April 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Times reporter contributed to award-winning coverage

Times reporter Melissa Weinman was part of the team awarded a top investigative prize for coverage of faculty sexual harassment while working for the University of Georgia's independent student newspaper.

April 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's animal control services set for renewal in Flowery Branch

The Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK on Wednesday morning to allowing Hall County to continue animal control services in the city.

April 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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