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Teachers, school employees step in where nurses leave off

It started innocently, with a piece of candy.

February 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fifth-grade bookworm wins Jefferson schools spelling bee

JEFFERSON - One by one, the competitors fell, until only Mary Harkness remained.

February 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County lawmaker wants ignition interlock considered for first-time DUI offenders

A Forsyth County lawmaker wants first-time convicted DUI offenders to blow into a device before they can start their cars.

February 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Juveniles arrested in Harmony Church Road burglaries

Three juveniles were arrested this week in connection with three burglaries that occurred on Harmony Church Road last month, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said.

February 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


1 dead in Cleveland Highway accident

A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after his truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic Thursday on Cleveland Highway.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ramey three-peats in record-length spelling bee

As spelling bees go, it was a duel for the ages.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moye makes a move to Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


North Hall anxiously awaits sewer service

Hall County presented the preliminary plans for sewer in North Hall to an enthusiastic crowd of area property owners Thursday at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

February 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flood watch in effect for South Hall County

Northeast Georgia can expect plenty of rain today after receiving a wintry dose of snow and sleet throughout Thursday.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Judge orders new trial in hospital injury case

A judge has granted a new trial for a woman who won a personal injury suit against Northeast Georgia Medical Center but was awarded a fraction of the damages she was asking.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State trooper furloughs burden courts

State budget cuts have hit public safety hard. Georgia State Patrol troopers must take 12 furlough days in the calender year, one for each month.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Council moves forward on annexation, rezoning plans

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to measures that would pave the way for certain commercial and manufacturing uses on property off McEver and Gaines Ferry roads.

February 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County ex-clerk charged with stealing $82K

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities say a longtime employee took nearly $82,000 over the last 10 months from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office.

February 04, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Snow, sleet, ice making a comeback in North Georgia

Icy precipitation has fallen over much of Northeast Georgia today and is forecast to continue tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Frozen precipitation won't last long, forecasters say

Yes, it might be sleeting in Gainesville now, but the National Weather Service promises the icy precipitation won't last long and won't cause any problems.

February 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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


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