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Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI, district attorney discuss possible commission probe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation met Wednesday with the Hall County District Attorney's Office to discuss a possible investigation into the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

March 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Donations help dog get heartworm treatment

One lucky dog at the Hall County Animal Shelter is doing well after his first treatment for heartworms.

March 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Elementary students celebrate reading day with Dr. Seuss stories

In a fitting tribute to both Dr. Seuss and St. Patrick's Day, Spout Springs Elementary School students listened Wednesday to guests read "Green Eggs and Ham."

March 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton clerk of court facing new charges

The Braselton Police Department and the Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's Office continue to compile information on former Braselton Clerk of Court Becky Skelton, who now faces new charges of forgery in the first degree and is accused of allegedly taking about $2,000 in cash bonds.

March 17, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


IRS investigating Dawson clerk of court

The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Suwanee man proposes brewpub for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Paul Coggins wants to serve home-brewed beer and food in downtown Flowery Branch, but he has to clear a few obstacles first.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hurt in five-vehicle pileup on Browns Bridge

A five-vehicle accident on Browns Bridge cut off access to the bridge on Ga. 369 for more than two hours Wednesday and injured two.

March 17, 2010 | STEPHEN GURR and ASHLEY FIELDING sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com, afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire officials looking into cause of blaze at bonding company

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Tuesday morning at a bonding company near the Hall County Jail.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Thurmon Tanner traffic light now active

Southbound drivers on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Flowery Branch now have a little help making the turn onto Phil Niekro Boulevard.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 get prison in attempted armed robbery

Three people were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in the attempted armed robbery of a Gainesville teen.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Juror scolded for shirking civic duty

A Hall County man who said he didn't understand the big deal about skipping out on jury duty was given a tough lesson in civic responsibilities Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional 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


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