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Dead vegetation along highway is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH - A row of dead trees and other vegetation along Atlanta Highway entering this South Hall city has puzzled area officials.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students learn giving can be global

Some local students are learning lessons that aren't in the state curriculum but reach far beyond the walls of the school house.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School systems brace for more budget cuts

JEFFERSON - When it comes to budgets, Georgia school systems may not have seen their bottom line shrink for the last time.

September 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Speed limit increased on stretch of I-985 north as construction winds down

Motorists now can pick up the pace legally on Interstate 985's northbound lanes at exits 16 and 17.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s level likely to peak soon

Lake Lanier is still on the rise - but maybe not for much longer.

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students help schools affected by flood waters

Spout Springs Elementary fifth-grader Amy McDonald, 11, can only imagine what it might be like for flood waters to destroy her school.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Census: Nearly 22 percent in Hall without health insurance

When it comes to health insurance, most Hall County residents - and Americans for that matter - are covered, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Time may be running out for Dawsonville day care

DAWSONVILLE - Ann Mullinax covered her face with her hands when she learned she likely will have to close her child care center in downtown Dawsonville.

September 28, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Belk’s sale benefits nonprofit groups

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this fall.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson to sell College Street property

JEFFERSON - After an opposing vote failed, the Jefferson City Council has approved selling a parcel of property located at 55 College St.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College earns national research grant

Chemistry students at Gainesville State College have a new opportunity to conduct laboratory research while earning their associate degree.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Corps: Dam held down flooding

Remember when the fuss over Lake Lanier used to be about water supply?

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen improving after stroke

A South Hall Middle School eighth-grader who suffered a stroke at a cross country meet two weeks ago is beginning to recover.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver dies in single-vehicle wreck in Buford

The driver of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma died Monday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Shadburn Ferry Road in Buford, according to the Gwinnett County Police.

September 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City marshal keeps police work in the family

Debbie Jones may not have been born into a family of law enforcement officers, but she certainly married into one.

September 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Funeral homes report vehicles broken into, stretcher stolen

A stretcher was stolen out of a vehicle at one local funeral home and vehicles were broken into at two other local funeral homes earlier this month.

January 14, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man indicted in kidnapping teen jogger

A Gainesville man accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old jogger and attempting to rape her was indicted Monday.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | | 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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