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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


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County considers less-strict alcohol punishment

In Hall County, someone convicted of an alcohol-related misdemeanor will be banned from working in all businesses that sell alcohol in the county for five years - a punishment the Hall County Board of Commissioners thinks is too strict.

October 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Web links H1N1 vaccine with potential patients

If you are considering getting the H1N1 vaccination but aren't sure where to go, the Georgia Department of Community Health has made it a lot easier to get the immunization you are seeking.

October 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Event promises a marathon of words

On your mark, get set, read!

October 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Festivals usher in fall's colors and characters

Cooler temperatures this past weekend arrived just in time for a full slate of fall festivals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business license official helps many realize dreams

Hall County Business License Director Susan Rector is in the business of helping people reach their goals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


First Fest draws families to Thompson Bridge Road church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church invited the community to enjoy the fall festivities Sunday at First Fest.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Seniors team with food bank to give free meals weekly

A group of women all dressed in yellow serve fruit, bacon and grits to anyone who walks through their doors.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Beatty, Kriews head into runoff for Flowery Branch council seat

Flowery Branch voters chose one new council member in Tuesday's special election, but they aren't quite done yet as they'll head back to the polls for a runoff on July 14.

June 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Medical marijuana registry, commission now up and running

Tuesday was a landmark day in Georgia for supporters of medical marijuana.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta St. shooting victim remembered as skilled Gainesville athlete, good friend

Mario Bush drove back from Stockbridge to his childhood home on Atlanta Street as soon as he saw the news on social media.

June 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


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


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