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Sugar Hill, Tadmore under new leadership

A few familiar faces will be taking on new roles in Hall County schools this fall.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board weighs superintendent reviews

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education wants to make sure that everything in the system is up to date, and that includes the tool used to evaluate the superintendent.

July 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Park Hill Drive convenience store robbed

Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store on Park Hill Drive this morning.

The clerk at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1680 Park Hill Drive told police the suspect entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash registere. The clerk handed over the money, and the suspect ran from the store.

July 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Leisure offer low-cost family fun

Stay at home and take a vacation.

July 09, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College parking deck will help ease commuters’ woes

Students at Gainesville State College will be able to stop circling the Gainesville campus parking lot like vultures in August when the school opens its new two-story parking deck.

July 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board shelves matching retirement fund contributions

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Board of Education has voted to suspend matching employee retirement fund contributions.

July 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of suspect and victim say slaying was self-defense

The sister of a North Hall man who died after being struck in the neck with a tree limb told a judge Thursday that her half-brother was justified in dealing the fatal blow.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall commission votes to collect property taxes twice a year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to collect property taxes twice a year at Thursday's board meeting.

July 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall sheriff’s investigator charged with child molestation

A veteran Hall County Sheriff's investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency was charged Thursday with molesting a 3-year-old girl, authorities said.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors can apply for cooling assistance

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. announces dates of the 2009 Cooling Program.

July 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Joiner to seek re-election as mayor of Jefferson

Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner has officially announced his plans to seek re-election this fall.

July 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sex assault alleged at Falcon’s home; athlete not involved, police say

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted while sleeping in the Buford home of an Atlanta Falcons player, but the athlete is not a suspect in the assault, police said.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Banks County native named DOT assistant district engineer

A Banks County native has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's assistant district engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia, including Hall, that make up the DOT's District One.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 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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