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New Holland principal settling into her new role

Pam Wood never planned on becoming an elementary school principal. In fact, the former banker said she didn't realize teaching was her calling until she stumbled upon her passion for education as a Sunday school teacher.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pharmacy offers help with remembering medication

If you are constantly forgetting which medication you are supposed to take after lunch and which one you need before bed, Dixie City Pharmacy may have a solution for you.

November 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow school system responds to teacher’s lawsuit

WINDER - The Barrow County School District filed a response last week to the petition for a writ of mandamus submitted by former Apalachee High School teacher Ashley Payne earlier this month.

November 15, 2009 | By Carmen Peterson Times regional staff | Local


Education center named after longtime Hall resident

Ada Mae Ivester marked her 80th birthday on Sunday by learning that the new education center at the Northeast Georgia History Center has been named in her honor.

November 15, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A lot can happen in 7 minutes

Lynn Egan had not been a Hall County resident for even one day when she had her first encounter with emergency response.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman and Ashley Fielding mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com and afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy cooks up job opportunities

Frying pans, knives and whisks will be the learning tools of students who enroll in courses next fall at Hall County's forthcoming classroom.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County boy's drowning still under investigation

The death of a Jackson County boy who drowned in a babysitter's swimming pool Thursday remains under investigation, officials said Saturday.

November 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton welcomes Christmas

The Christmas tree in front of the Braselton Antique Mall welcomes all who drive through Braselton on Ga. 53 every year as they drive through town.

November 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Teaming up to keep community clean

More than 150 cadets from Riverside Military Academy teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Hall County Code Enforcement to rake leaves, pick up trash and haul items out of the yards of homeowners in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Gainesville Saturday morning.

November 15, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Nazarene church volunteers fill boxes with goodies for troops

Army Sgt. Daniel Bowers knows what it is like to open a care package from 7,000 miles away while deployed in a combat zone.

November 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ledan Extension could reopen this week

Ledan Extension motorists might want to hope for a dry spell.

November 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Furry, feathered friends say ‘cheese’ for Santa

While some people are showing off pictures of their grandchildren this holiday season, pet owners like Joan Beasley and Stacy Irvin will show photos of their pooches.

November 14, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Jefferson Parks and Recreation is offering variety of classes

JEFFERSON - While maintaining award-winning athletic programs, the city of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department also is working to continue broadening its offerings to appeal to more residents.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Smithgall gets second honorary doctorate

As a former journalist, not much gets by Lessie Smithgall. But with a lot of planning and a few tricks, Brenau University administrators were able to pull the wool over her eyes Friday - at least for a little while.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students apply to colleges via Web

Seniors at Chestatee, East Hall and Gainesville high schools got a ticket out of class and into the computer lab to apply to colleges online this week.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | 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


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