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Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Church plans new student ministry center

OAKWOOD - An Atlanta Highway fixture, the old South Hall Community Center, could get an extreme makeover this year.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County patrol cars rolling up the miles

Every weekday, at least five Hall County Sheriff's patrol cars are given a thorough looking-over at the county's fleet maintenance shop.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More snow possible overnight; up to 2 inches could fall

There's a chance of more snow late tonight in the Gainesville area, with the possibility of up to 2 more inches to fall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County man returns from Haiti, Dominican Republic visit

Jack Wehmiller heard that she could sing, so he asked the young Haitian woman, through an interpreter, for a song.

February 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program founders hope to help more men recover

By mid-year, Gainesville could be the home of another recovery residence for men.

February 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local


A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.

February 12, 2010 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State’s probe into CRCT cheating put 2 Gainesville schools under suspicion

It may have been a simple packing technique that caused two Gainesville schools to join the list of hundreds of state schools under suspicion for possible cheating on standardized tests last year, Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Grand jury indicts Buford man in cattle mutilation

The Hall County grand jury returned an indictment against a Buford man accused of mutilating a neighbor's cattle.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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