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North Georgia residents enjoy snow day

Snow poured across North Georgia Tuesday. If you were out enjoying it, send us your pictures at news@gainesvilletimes.com to be posted in a slide show. Please include names of those pictured, location and any other information you'd like to share.

March 02, 2010 | | Local


Closings and cancellations related to winter storm

Here are the latest closings and cancellations related to the winter storm:

March 02, 2010 | | Local


County has no plans yet for Clermont land

Plans for property the county owns in the town of Clermont are up in the air following the Hall County Board of Commissioners' decision to build the North Hall library on Nopone Road.

March 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Women receive money for arson tips

Two Hall County women received a combined $4,500 for providing information that led to the conviction of an arsonist.

March 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Fire Services loses a cherished mentor

Hall County Fire Services lost one of its most beloved employees over the weekend.

March 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speech center improves services in new location

For 40 years, the Northeast Georgia Speech Center has been helping residents find their voice.

March 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. cuts hurt efforts to trim city schools' deficit

The Gainesville city school system may not reach its goal of eliminating a remaining $780,000 deficit if the state continues to hack away at public school funds.

March 01, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Winter storm warning issued; snow accumulation possible

Winter's cold grip just won't let go.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nearly all of North Georgia, and forecasters now say the region could see between 1 and 3 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

March 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Water service interrupted in Gainesville neighborhood

Water service will be interrupted in Gainesville today for residences on Terry Street, Jackie Street, Township Drive, Candlestick Lane, Shawnee Drive, Covey Terrace, Vista Brook Drive and Vista Brook Lane between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

March 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man walks to New Orleans for charity

By the time he got to New Orleans, Paul Leslie was bone-tired and his legs felt like rubber bands, but he did what he set out to do.

February 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local man earns spotlight at the Grand Ole Opry

Longtime Gainesville broadcaster A.O. "Red" Healan was featured on country music's biggest stage Saturday night.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free haul-off for that old freezer

If you wish that old busted appliance in your basement would just disappear, then Hall County has a deal for you.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech innovation center creates, saves jobs

At first glance, the Center for Innovation for Manufacturing Excellence just seems like a place with really cool toys.

February 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


INK opens dairy exhibit featuring fiberglass cow

The children didn't have to be told twice they could explore the new dairy exhibit at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council to rule on 3 zoning requests

Three zoning items, two of which have incensed neighboring property owners, will be decided Tuesday by the Gainesville City Council.

February 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | 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


Broken Bonds: What happens when children are removed from their home

The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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