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Public invited to comment on kart racetrack plans

BRASELTON - Georgia Karting, which has proposed to build a new racetrack in Braselton, has scheduled a public meeting in Braselton on Thursday to discuss its plans.

September 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


DOT meeting discusses road plans

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold the last of two open house sessions to discuss a four-year plan outlining projects for rural areas in Northeast Georgia.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Weekend car wreck in Hall County kills 1

Labor Day hasn't been as deadly as projected so far statewide, but one of the three people killed on Georgia's roads was involved in a Hall County wreck.

September 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega rehabilitation center moving Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, a Dahlonega physical therapy center will have a new location.

September 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meet Your Government: Assistant’s passion for books led her to career

Assistant Hall County Library System Director Lisa MacKinney turned her passion for reading into a career.

September 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday affects garbage pickup in Hall

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed today, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Habersham looks to fix its leaky jail

CLARKESVILLE - The Habersham County Detention Center isn't 30 years old - it just looks it.

September 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hoschton church among fastest-growing in Jackson County

HOSCHTON - New Community Church in Hoschton hasn't been in its building on Ga. 53 for a year yet, but it is already seeing swells in Sunday attendance and planning for future growth.

September 06, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Parking deck completion pushed back again

Though it looks nearly complete from the outside, a completion date for Gainesville's downtown parking deck is still at least a month away, according to project manager Jarrett Nash.

September 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Recent graduate uses new skills for job search

After graduating from North Hall High School in 2004, Ryan Townsend enrolled at Augusta State University as an optimistic, goal-oriented freshman.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Busy mom leaves no stone unturned when looking for work

Stephanie Hubert has worn many hats.

September 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont puts its pride on parade

Pony rides, face painting and sand art only begin to describe the activities offered Saturday at the Clermont City Celebration.

September 05, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


ER assistant plans to join field that is growing

Ryan Evans didn't waste any time joining one of the fastest-growing fields in America.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plans for real estate career simply didn't fly

Talk about bad timing.

September 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


This holiday weekend, focus is on the labor-less

With millions of Americans unemployed, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know anyone who has been laid off - if they themselves haven't recently lost a job.

"Labor Day 2009 arrives at a critical juncture in the economic history of the United States of America. The Great Recession has already claimed the jobs of 14 million American workers," said Michael Thurmond, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner. "Seismic economic forces are restructuring America's work force and the long-term effects will be pervasive and permanent."

September 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Ga. 347 may be last ‘east-west’ artery project for a while

The completion of the four- and six-lane Ga. 347 in South Hall County by this time next year will mark the opening of one of Hall's few east-west traffic arteries - and maybe its last major one for years to come.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nutrition specialists consider students when making meals

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Medical marijuana

Though medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of U.S. states, and while marijuana can be used for recreational use in four states plus the District of Columbia, Georgia lawmakers appear hesitant to follow suit.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Foster care

The idea of privatizing foster care was batted about during the last session, but ultimately lawmakers passed on that endeavor.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Transportation

Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Education

Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Budget

For every buzzword tossed about in recent years when talking about the economy, there is an equal and opposite epithet. And, sometimes, which is which depends on whom you're asking.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SnowWorld at Lanier Islands offers visitors wintery outdoor fun

Every morning around 9 a.m., the snow machines at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford start pumping to ensure that visitors don't miss out on a white wintertime.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Arrendale State Prison inmates go back to school

Within the first week of the new year, an inmate at the Arrendale State Prison in Habersham County earned her high school diploma while behind bars.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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