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Hall schools secure districtwide SACS accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County 911 center moving to new site

JEFFERSON - Jackson County's Emergency 911 Center will be moving to a new home this fall without interrupting its current level of service, according to county officials.

October 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cleanup day puts spotlight on Jefferson park's trees

JEFFERSON - After the recent flooding of Curry Creek Park in Jefferson, Thursday's park cleanup couldn't come at a better time.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students pack symposium on domestic violence

Instead of sleeping late Tuesday, more than 300 Gainesville State College students were up bright and early to tackle a very serious topic - domestic violence.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spoken opera focuses on female cancer survivors

Baldness, back aches and peeling hands all are side effects anyone who has undergone chemotherapy may have suffered.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Legion post merger finalized

BUFORD - There were quite a few mixed emotions among the dwindling membership of Buford's American Legion Post 534 when a proposed merger with Gainesville's Post 521 was first suggested more than two years ago, John Dorsey confirmed Tuesday.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pro golf tourney may stop in city

Gainesville's own Chattahoochee Golf Course could play host to a professional golf tour next year.

October 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Professor’s accuser a teen student

A Brenau University professor remains in jail without bail, a week after his arrest on charges of molesting a teenage student.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elementary students go to garden to harvest their crops

Like many other farmers, Centennial Arts Academy students were busy Thursday harvesting crops.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire chief: Cool temperatures crank up fire risks

More than a hundred people were evacuated from KIK Custom Products on Old Candler Road following a fire that was believed to have started in the ceiling of the company's laboratory Monday afternoon.

October 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall school board outlines new field trip rules

The Hall County school board approved a new process for approving out-of-state and overnight field trips to reduce the financial burden on parents.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Surplus money will help fix Gainesville schools' roofs

At least $600,000 left over from the construction of the new Gainesville Middle School can be applied to fix leaky roofs at five Gainesville school buildings, the Gainesville school board learned Monday night.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


History center’s luncheon focuses on health care

You may not know how it started, but most people are happy to have a reliable doctor to call when they are sick.

October 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Iraqi journalist shares story with GSC students

Haider Hamza likens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to a bloody bullet being plucked from his flesh.

October 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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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