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Lawyers scarce outside metro Atlanta

When it comes to dealing with legal issues, having quality representation can be just as important as proper evidence.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


IRS aims to answer tax questions at Saturday event

If you have some tax issues that you've been meaning to get around to but haven't found the time, Saturday may be your day to get things straightened out.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Options lacking for young offenders

Late last month, three children, ages 11, 12 and 14, were charged along with a 17-year-old adult with burglarizing a Laura Drive home and stealing jewelry.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Mulberry Creek center opens next weekend

At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the South Hall Community Center closed its doors for good.

November 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tuesday night stabbing was self-defense

A man who was detained in the stabbing of a Flowery Branch man acted in self-defense, authorities said Wednesday.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Take a trip down Georgia’s historic trail

If you've driven along U.S. 129 in the past few months, you might have noticed a few brown road signs along it, marking it Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council opts to convert unused meeting rooms into fitness center

Owners of area fitness centers and Gainesville's mayor opposed a measure Tuesday to fill the meeting rooms at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center with fitness equipment.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville gives initial approval to rezone Fair St. area

Gainesville City Council members on Tuesday sided with residential property owners who organized to keep business interests from infringing on their neighborhood.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County: Community center to close this morning

The South Hall Community Center will close at 9 a.m. to allow the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services staff to transition into the new Mulberry Creek Community Center.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT to hold final hearing on HOV lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a final round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

November 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen indicted in deadly shooting

Two children are among the 30 potential witnesses listed in an indictment of a Gainesville teen charged in an Oct. 5 fatal shooting.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Good News Clinics honors Westfall for volunteer work

More than 15 years ago, Good News Clinics grew out of the need local doctors were seeing in their own practices.

November 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Schools report enrollment up this year

Enrollment in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems grew slightly this school year, which superintendents say is a good thing following lower than expected enrollment growth last year.

November 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man hospitalized after stabbing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing in North Hall that left a Flowery Branch man hospitalized, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surveillance image leads to arrests

Two Dawsonville teens were charged with burglarizing North Hall High School after the father of one of the suspects recognized her from a surveillance photo.

November 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 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


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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