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Former governor’s kin spar over mineral rights

A land dispute in White County among descendents of a former governor has made its way to the state Supreme Court.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parking deck work won’t make target end date

Contractors building the parking deck in downtown Gainesville say the deck likely won't be complete by Mule Camp Market in October, but festival patrons will still be able to park their cars there.

September 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Clermont neighborhood to fly flags in honor of Sept. 11

One Clermont neighborhood is making a statement to remember Sept. 11, 2001, by displaying an American flag on each house.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way aims to meet goal in troubled economy

The United Way of Hall County has lowered its fundraising goal this year because of the economy but is optimistic it can do OK - maybe even surpass the goal - as the economy improves.

September 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Delivery of today's paper delayed

Home delivery of today's print edition of The Times will be severely delayed due to unforeseen production problems.

September 10, 2009 | | Local


Hall County Humane Society rabies clinic scheduled Saturday

The Humane Society of Hall County will be holding another rabies clinic this Saturday that likely will be the last one of the season.

September 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Chestatee DECA club raises money for kids' hospital

Students at Chestatee High School are gearing up for their DECA marketing chapter's first annual DECA Dash 5K run that will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

September 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood land owners want homes to house office space

OAKWOOD - At one time, Holiday Heights sat by itself, a subdivision at the crux of Mundy Mill and McEver roads in South Hall.

September 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Commission to discuss raise for tax assessor

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed the yearly merit increase of the county's chief appraiser at its work session Wednesday.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal, Broun, Isakson don’t favor public option for health care

Three congressional Republicans representing Northeast Georgia may have agreed with some of the points raised by President Barack Obama in Wednesday night's speech, but they countered that their constituents have a different idea of health care reform.

September 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


IRS says don’t miss out on new home tax credit

If you are currently a renter, the IRS is urging you to reconsider your living arrangements.

September 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New generation continuing United Way’s legacy of giving

The United Way of Hall County is seeing a new generation of leaders following in their parents' footsteps by giving back to the community.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gang activity still quiet a month after shooting

A month has passed since a gang-related shooting killed one Hall County teen and wounded three others, and all remains quiet on the gang front.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman charged in child's death

DAHLONEGA - The mother of a 7-month-old boy who died last year after being smothered while sleeping is expected to be booked into the Lumpkin County jail today on murder charges.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skaggs: Eat more chicken during national month in September

Anyone who has lived in the Gainesville-Hall County area for any length of time recognizes the importance of the poultry industry to our community. In fact, poultry is the No. 1 agricultural commodity in the state of Georgia, representing some 47 percent of the total farm gate income in 2008.

September 09, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


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Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | 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


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: What happens when children are removed from their home

The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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