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Crews install new guardrails at wreck site in White County

White County Board of Commissioners voted to spend up to $20,000 for the new guardrails at the bridge south of Water Cress Road in response to a mid-March wreck that killed Cecily Mcree Hamilton, 16, and driver Taylor Scott Swing, 18, both of Cleveland.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Five injured, including 16-month-old, in Gainesville wreck

A young child and four adults were injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a head-on collision Tuesday morning in Gainesville, according to police.

April 28, 2015 | By Frank Reddy freddy@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local, state leaders reflect on legislative session

Transportation and education dominated much of the debate and media coverage coming out of this year's state legislative session, which ended April 2, but what about those rabid raccoons populating Hall County?

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Healan’s Mill may get restored with SPLOST funding

A historic gristmill may get new life after years of decaying off a dusty road in rural East Hall County.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville prepares for upcoming budget adoption

The Gainesville City Council will meet for a work session Thursday to discuss setting the property tax rate for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, as well as adopting the proposed budget.

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trial starts in child sex trafficking case

Jury selection began Monday in the case of two Gainesville residents charged with the sex trafficking of a girl.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police: Man charged with murder in drug death case

A Winder man was arrested and charged with felony murder for allegedly distributing a drug that caused another Winder man's death, according to Gainesville Police.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Challenged Child and Friends using $25,000 grant for scholarships

More children in the Gainesville-Hall County area will have access to specialized services at Challenged Child and Friends, thanks to the Harris Products Group.

April 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No bond set for teen charged in nephew’s death

No bond was set for a 19-year-old Gainesville man charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of his 2-year-old nephew Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior living community to open Friday in Gainesville

A ribbon cutting will be held 11 a.m. Friday for an independent senior living community in Gainesville.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 qualify Monday to run for open seat on Flowery Branch council

Two people qualified Monday to run for one of two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cleveland man accused of wire fraud files to suppress seized documents

A Cleveland man accused of making fictional real estate deals has filed through his attorney a motion to suppress documents seized recently by FBI agents.

April 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late member’s honor

The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work underway on Central Hall trail link

In the making for nearly a decade, a major link in the Central Hall Multi-use Trail is now under construction.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Hall County school board discusses elementary districts

The southern portion of Hall County Schools will adjust its elementary school zones for the 2015-2016 school year, and the school board reviewed a possible new zoning map at its meeting Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SPLOST citizens committee taking shape

Six members of a nine-member citizens committee charged with overseeing how a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent have been nominated.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood approves new residential parking ordinance

Oakwood residents now have some parking rules to follow at their homes.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


Crash deaths up as state agencies launch driving safety initiative

In a year's time, the number of fatal crashes investigated by Georgia State Patrol through April doubled to 50.

May 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flat Creek getting a face-lift near old mill

Work is well underway to restore Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vehicular homicide case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man accused by Georgia State Patrol of hitting his 2-year-old nephew with his car April 26 had his case moved on to Superior Court on Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Chris Christie, Ted Cruz at Georgia GOP convention this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party will meet for its biennial state convention this Friday and Saturday at the Classic Center in Athens.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cause of South Hall fire undetermined

The cause of a Friday night mobile home fire in South Hall County is undetermined.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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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