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This year’s top teachers span artistic and scientific specialties

Doing a job well can happen with hard work. It can happen with training. It can happen with monetary motivation. But for those who really do their job well, it's usually because they're passionate about the work.

January 31, 2010 | | Local


Gainesville, Hall County disagree over control of withdrawals from Cedar Creek Reservoir

A power struggle over water resources in Hall County threatens to deprive residents of an alternate water supply.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter-storm related closings and cancellations

Weather conditions have led to the following closings and cancellations. The list will be updated on an ongoing basis as information is received:

January 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Road conditions in Hall are good — so far

Road conditions in Hall County remained good this morning with slight ice accumulation on trees, but not enough to cause any major problems - so far.

A pair of downed power lines in the Murrayville area affecting about 26 customers was the only reported outage in Hall County, officials said.

January 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning continues

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for an area including Gainesville and areas north of the city through today.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slow economy hits local college endowments

A recent study shows the value of university and college endowments fell by almost 19 percent on average during fiscal year 2009. Authors of the study described it as the worst decline since the Great Depression.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Double tragedy in Dahlonega still a mystery

Faye McCollum talked to her 66-year-old sister Gerilla "Jo" Goetsch nearly every day by phone, so when the calls went unanswered starting in December, she said she didn't know what to think.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in crash

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


IRS: Many don’t use tax credit

ATLANTA - Internal Revenue Service officials say 1 in 4 eligible American taxpayers are not taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

January 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Technical College oversees GED courses at detention center

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 29, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Students learn about writing, editing by publishing their own books

On Friday, it was the children who sat in the rocking chair to read and the parents who gathered around to listen.

January 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Grease causes sewage spill in Flowery Branch neighborhood

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning in effect for Northeast Georgia

Freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected to hit North Georgia tonight and continue into Saturday, just three weeks after area residents battled snow and icy roads.

January 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in 1-vehicle accident

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sewerage spill affects Flowery Branch subdivision

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewerage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

City Manager Bill Andrew said today that the spill occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a manhole about 150 yards from the Victoria Court cul-de-sac.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | 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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