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Budget cuts leave Hall firefighter shifts short of personnel

For most county employees, the new economically mandated monthly furlough means closing up an office for a day.

October 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville police want right-of-way on 3 miles of I-985

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals board voted in favor of two requests from the city police department to annex the right-of-way of two major corridors of the city Tuesday.

October 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deposit insurance extended; Georgia bankers like move

An official of a Gainesville bank and a spokesman for a state banking association said it remains to be seen if the federal government's direct infusion of cash will have any benefit for Georgia-based banks.

October 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Police investigating armed robbery, car theft

Gainesville police are investigating a late Monday armed robbery and car theft at a liquor store.

October 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities say alcohol overdose killed Gainesville teen

Three people face charges after a 16-year-old Gainesville girl died from alcohol use during a weekend camping trip in White County, authorities said Tuesday.

October 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Traffic changes in Oakwood

Motorists beware: Traffic patterns are changing around Interstate 985 in Oakwood.

October 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital ranks No. 1 in Ga., in top 5 percent in nation for heart care

For the fourth year in a row, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in Georgia and among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiac care.

October 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


DOT project to replace signal poles will start Monday in Cleveland

The state Department of Transportation plans to begin working Monday on a project to replace existing wooden signal poles in the downtown Cleveland square.

October 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch High School to appear on game show

Flowery Branch High School students will compete against another Georgia high school on WSB-TV's "High-Q" game show. Chosen by a random drawing from all Hall County high schools, Flowery Branch High will try to answer academic questions regarding history, literature, geography or chemistry. The team that will represent the high school has yet to be determined, but will appear on the show in January.

October 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


FDA says no more cold meds for children under 2

Cough and cold season is fast approaching, but parents no longer have the arsenal of store-bought remedies they once used to treat their ailing kids.

October 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Braselton OKs water deal with Oakwood

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council voted unanimously Monday to give Oakwood 50,000 gallons of capacity from the town's wastewater treatment plant.

October 17, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times Regional Staff | Local


Soaring market calms anxiety

At the Gainesville offices of Wachovia Securities, it was a more cheerful environment Monday as Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses.

October 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Coming Wednesday: Live presidential debate blog

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are set to face off Wednesday night in the last presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The debate is set to air at 9 p.m. and will be moderated by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.

October 17, 2008 | | Local


City Council can't wait for historic Jackson County Courthouse's face-lift

A Jackson County building that is more than 100 years old will get a lot of tender loving care in the upcoming months, and Jefferson city officials can't wait to see the finished product.

October 17, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Board hopes to shine light on state’s lack of trauma care

Time is of the essence when it comes to saving lives, and emergency service agencies throughout Georgia are hoping to create a statewide trauma system to transport patients as quickly as possible after an accident.

October 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Resident safely escapes mobile home fire in South Hall

No one was hurt in a mobile home fire Friday night in South Hall County.

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New, bigger Kroger coming to Dawson County

A 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace is coming to Dawson County.

May 08, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Police say man’s exam led to unwanted sexual encounter

Police say a Gainesville man asked another man to help him move furniture at his home before he performed a medical exam on the man that led to to a "non-consensual sexual encounter."

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime doctor honored for decades of service

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. M.D. has always been a doer.

May 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | 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


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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