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Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


STAR students honored

The brightest high school seniors from 10 Gainesville and Hall County public and private high schools were honored Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club luncheon for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.

February 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slight chance of snow this morning for North Georgia

Winter still isn't through with North Georgia.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Riders take advantage of expanded bus service

Without a driver's license and a permanent job, Dolores Victor relies on Hall Area Transit for most of her errands.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alto native sees Haiti relief efforts from Navy vessel

An Alto native is seeing Haiti's devastation from a U.S. Navy point of view.

February 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia prepares to be counted

Gainesville's U.S. Census office is gearing up for a massive hiring campaign, with between 1,500 and 2,000 temporary workers needed to knock on doors in 16 Northeast Georgia counties.

February 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County officials study North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held a special workshop Monday to discuss plans for the North Hall park and library.

February 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Registration begins for appliance pickup

Hall County residents can dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pickup.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council cleans up ordinances

The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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


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