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Jefferson firefighters to hold annual ball

JEFFERSON - Members of the Jefferson Fire Department are planning to burn up the dance floor this weekend.

August 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Apprenticeship scored this graduate a county job

Jesica Contreras got started on her career path early.

August 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


History Center visitors learn about ‘Good Old School Days’ first-hand

On Sunday, children marked the beginning of another school year by taking a trip back to the 1800s in a one-room schoolhouse with their lunch pails, quill pens and slates.

August 09, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Cardiac support group also reaches out to patients, families

Peter Rocco recalls the fear before he had triple bypass surgery 21 years ago.

August 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slots fill up fast for health care forum

Registration is nearly full for an upcoming health care discussion at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday, said Kit Dunlap, president of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

August 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools ready to roll with new buses and new campuses

Gainesville and Hall County school systems have endured strangely similar summers: Both experienced tragic bus incidents and opened sparkling new schools with price tags of more than $30 million.

August 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


3 charged in deadly gang shooting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a gang shooting early Sunday that left one teenager dead and three others injured.

August 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work set to start on North Hall road project

Crews will begin today resurfacing Mount Vernon Road from Thompson Bridge Road to Dahlonega Highway in North Hall.

August 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson OKs rules for Bear Creek Reservoir

JEFFERSON - A new set of regulations for using the Bear Creek Reservoir covers boat length, times of operation, bank fishing and rule enforcement.

August 08, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Events get students fired up for school

Kids geared up for the new school year Saturday with entertainment, games and free school supply giveaways at two events in Gainesville.

August 08, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Unrest in Iran sparks prayerful concerns here

Tension and riots continue to surround Iran's presidential election and the trial of religious and political leaders.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Corps isn’t getting expected flood of dock permit applications

Ernest Noe with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said he "expected a flood of people coming in the door" to apply for boat dock permits after a two-year hold on them had lifted.

August 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson schools bask in persistent progress

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City school system belongs to an elite club in Georgia.

August 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


A middle school for the artist

An educational dream pitched by three Hall County teachers takes flight Monday when 120 students and six teachers come together for the first day of school at the da Vinci Academy.

August 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DNA fingerprints solving more crime puzzles

Missy Dimo figured it would only be a matter of time before someone was caught in the theft of more than half a million dollars worth of jewelry from her Gainesville store.

August 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | 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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