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PetFest promises fun for everyone — and their pets

If you own a pet, are a pet lover or just like to admire animals from afar, you may want to head over to The Birdhouse in Braselton today for the Humane Society of Jackson County's annual PetFest.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State tries to get communities ‘Work Ready’

State officials have come up with a new initiative designed to help unemployed Georgians improve their marketable skills.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grillers get their game faces on

Barbecuing is a sweaty sport, so competitors make sure to bring a cold beverage and a comfortable chair.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman stable after fire; dog in critical condition

A Hall County woman who suffered smoke inhalation after her house caught on fire Friday morning was in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five are arrested in McDonald’s robbery

Five people have been arrested in connection with the early morning armed robbery of a Flowery Branch McDonald's restaurant, including an employee whom investigators believe was involved.

May 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth gives $10,000 to support Lanier advocates

The Lake Lanier Association plans to forward $10,000 it has received from Forsyth County to help fund its legal participation in cases involving a tri-state dispute over the use of Lake Lanier.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


State parks budget cuts will hit two area sites

Cuts to the state's Department of Natural Resources budget mean two local attractions - the Dahlonega Gold Museum and Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge - will offer fewer services this year.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends of late assistant principal Mike Adcock gather in his memory

When Mike Adcock returned to Hall County in 2002 to begin the boys basketball program at the new Flowery Branch High School, he started from scratch.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Humane Society plans mini-adoption

The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled a Mini-Adoption for pets for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks, 821 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville. A variety of pets will be available for adoption.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pro cooks are fired up for day of pickin’ and lickin’

The barbecue brigade rolled into Gainesville on Thursday, armed with enough charcoal and sauce to keep the campus of Brenau University awash in the aroma of slow-cooked pork.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work will close Brown Street

Construction is scheduled to start Monday on Brown Street.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials hope job cuts are the last

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said the county is at its "core" after eliminating 28 positions in next year's budget.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners works on ethics plan, seeks independent review

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is a step closer to settling on an ethics resolution.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two airlifted to Grady in afternoon accident

An elderly motorist and his passenger were airlifted for medical treatment after an afternoon wreck Thursday on Thompson Bridge Road at Enota Drive.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver killed after collision with horse

State agricultural officials are trying to identify the owner of a horse that wandered into predawn traffic on U.S. 129, causing a fatal wreck.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | 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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