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Superfan duo dedicated to community, not just Lions

Travis Rogers and wife Janice Rogers are a different breed of sports fan. Not only are they fans of the Lakeview Lions and the individual athletes, but also of the whole community.

October 23, 2009 | By Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


H1N1 vaccine production lags behind expectations

According to top health officials, current productions of the H1N1 vaccine are not going as planned.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mothers and sons have a spooky good time

Mothers and sons got to celebrate Halloween early Thursday night, dressing up in costumes for the Mother and Son Dance Spooktacular at the Gainesville Civic Center.

October 23, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane society to hold launch party

The Georgia Bulldogs may be off on Saturday, but you still can enjoy some Varsity food and hang out with dogs at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's celebration.

October 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Flowery Branch wants residents’ help improving travel

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has maintained its small-town charm, the fact of the matter is that Flowery Branch's population continues to grow.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents speak out on Northern Connector

Plans for a proposed route that would connect Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 with Ga. 365 has led a group of residents to appeal to a citizen's group for help.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Luncheon to showcase film on area's health care history

It may be hard to imagine that a regional hospital with 557 beds and state-of-the-art medical equipment had such humble beginnings.

October 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville terror defendant can represent self at sentencing

ATLANTA - Syed Haris Ahmed has one of Georgia's top criminal defense lawyers to represent him when he is sentenced for providing material support to terrorists, but the 24-year-old former Georgia Tech student insisted Thursday he wanted to go it alone.

October 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


St. Mary Magdalene relic on display

Saint Mary Magdalene's relic arrived Thursday morning in Gainesville at Saint Michael Catholic Church and will be there for viewing until just after 9 a.m. Mass today.

October 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3-Day Walk brings family together for support

One family is coming together from across the country to support their sister and participate in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More charges filed in Avita scheme

More charges were filed this week against a former employee of a nonprofit agency accused of stealing money to pay for extracurricular activities for dozens of children.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Neighborhood asks city to help stop speeders

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

October 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Basin group to take on water wars

After nearly 20 years of litigation and no resolution concerning the allocation of water shared by Georgia, Alabama and Florida, a group involving parties with vested interests in those states plans to

October 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foundation to honor top philanthropists

The North Georgia Community Foundation will honor Anne and George Thomas of Gainesville at its annual Philanthropist of the Year luncheon Nov. 17 at the First Baptist Church banquet hall.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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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