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Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs marketing advisers

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an advisory board for the new, city-operated Main Street Gainesville and appointed seven members at the council's meeting.

February 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money to pay for road work in Gainesville, South Hall

West Ridge Road in Gainesville and Wade Orr Road in South Hall have been targeted for resurfacing projects.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter’s cold grip is firmer than usual

An unusually cold, wet winter has Georgians hoping Gen. Beauregard Lee will not see his shadow today.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Toyota owners likely can have cars fixed next week

Gainesville-area Toyota owners affected by the company's recall likely can have their cars fixed next week.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Crown Royal Bandit’ gets 127 years

Bruce Allen Hughes, 48, of Blairsville was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to more than 100 years in federal prison.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Food, shelter aid funds available

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received $115,965 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The funds are designated to supplement related programs in the county.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Newtown foresees more green space for a better community

There is a vision for a new Newtown that community organizers hope makes the Gainesville neighborhood a healthier and more beautiful community.

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire damages Flowery Branch home, kills pet

Fire nearly destroyed a home in Flowery Branch Monday afternoon, and resulted in the loss of a family's pet dog.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Heart association seeks to raise awareness of dangers to women

Heart disease is not the No. 1 health concern on many women's minds. But it is the No. 1 killer.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Missions conference provides update on Haiti

Participants in this weekend's World Mission Conference at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville will be able to get the latest developments on relief efforts following Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake.

February 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville faces more budget cuts in new fiscal year

For Dunagan, the city's financial picture may mean forcing the city's Parks and Recreation Department and other subsidiary funds like the one for the Georgia Mountains Center to stand on their own. At least four subsidiary funds - the Chattahoochee Golf Course, Georgia Mountains Center, TV18 and Community Service Center - currently receive more than $920,000 in city tax dollars from the general fund. And those funds may be the first to be scrutinized.

Gainesville's City Council is now faced with the choice of whether it can continue to shave expenses from its budget or if fiscal year ...

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech joins Georgia Tech in hosting international food program

Lanier Technical College administrators got the opportunity Monday to showcase the school and its offerings as part of the annual World Food Logistics Institute.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal Forsyth collision kills 2, hurts 3

Moments before a fatal head-on collision Sunday night, the erratic driving of one of the two vehicles involved in the wreck was reported to authorities.

February 01, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board confirms 3 furlough dates

The Gainesville Board of Education doubled the number of teacher furlough days to six this school year at a Monday work session. Schools closed Jan. 8 and will be closed Feb. 15 and April 2.

February 01, 2010 | By Amanda Woodruff awoodruff@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 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


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


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