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Oakwood Planning Commission recommends annexing unincorporated 'islands'

The Oakwood Planning Commission voted Monday night to recommend that City Council approve annexing parts or all of six city "islands," or unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More GSC students heading to class

Feel the traffic suddenly pick up Monday on Mundy Mill Road?

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Presidential hopefuls open county offices; Obama makes move in Forsyth County

Not since native son Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 has Hall County voted for a Democrat for president. However, party loyalists on both sides are taking the 2008 campaign seriously and have opened campaign headquarters in Gainesville.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Recount confirms Boff's win on Forsyth commission

A recount this morning has confirmed the results of the Aug. 5 runoff election, with Jim Boff edging Julie Tressler by 30 votes for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Commission.

August 23, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


High fuel, feed prices force 20 layoffs at Fieldale

Fieldale Farms Corp., the Baldwin-based poultry processor, has announced the layoff of 20 administrative employees and plans to leave 10 other positions vacant.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical Storm Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said new models from the National Hurricane Center indicate the possibility of beneficial rains for Georgia this weekend from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Runners show no signs of slowing

"Run for your life" isn't just a figure of speech.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


First Baptist Church honors longtime pastor, celebrates new building

First Baptist Church on Green Street celebrated the completion of a large addition to the church complex Sunday and honored its pastor for a decade of service.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Woman accused of stealing from Royal Lakes homeowners group

A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 from the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club homeowners association.

August 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia program helps pay bill for teaching children with disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, the state of Georgia may give you financial assistance if you prefer to have him or her educated at a private school.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Put on your rain gear: It is likely to get wetter this week

Rain is coming. Just how much remains to be seen.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch is upgrading city's water lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - "Petey the Pipe" has become more than a conversation piece around City Hall.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI unit takes aim at identity thieves

It's a silent, often faceless crime that can ruin lives.

August 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgians prepared in fight, Guardsman says

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 21, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


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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


Storm sends residents scrambling for supplies

Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.

February 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power outage leads to worry for those with oxygen tanks

As trasformers blew and iced-over trees fell on power lines, many worried about how to cook their food and stay warm.

February 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill and Nick Watson The Times | Local


NOTE TO READERS: Delivery issues expected due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, delivery of the print edition of The Times to some of our readers may be delayed Wednesday morning in order not to put our carriers at risk.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Vols linebacker, Gainesville grad A.J. Johnson surrenders to police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, has turned himself in on a charge of aggravated rape.

February 17, 2015 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Local


Inmate captured after escaping work detail in Gainesville

A Fulton County inmate was captured Tuesday afternoon within three hours after walking away from his work detail in Hall County in the midst of widespread cleanup following the ice storm.

February 17, 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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