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US Forest Service upgrades trail signs

With about 800 miles of trails in North Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest, it's not surprising that people sometimes aren't sure which trail they're on.

March 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Developer shrinks Thompson Bridge condo plan

A Gainesville developer's request to scale down a lake-front housing development sailed through the second stage of the city's planning process Tuesday.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials upbeat about collections for SPLOST VI

Two hundred and forty million dollars is a lot of money.

March 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Calvary Church project added to road upgrade list

A transportation planning group voted Tuesday morning to add a project involving Calvary Church Road to its 2008-13 roads program.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall has 2 more rabies cases as skunks attack dog, horse

Two more cases of rabies were confirmed in Hall County this week, including a rare incident involving a horse.

March 10, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Chamber of commerce leaders offer advice to women in business

The presidents of the chambers of commerce in Hall and Dawson counties are predicting a bright future for women in business.

March 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Conservative columnist headlines Gainesville Care Center fundraiser

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas is expected to speak at Gainesville Care Center's 22nd annual fundraiser next week.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson noise spat centers around downtown pub

JEFFERSON - A pub in downtown Jefferson is at the center of a discussion concerning the city's noise ordinances.

March 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder trial: Daughter didn't see gun under mom's hand

An 11-year-old girl's testimony in court Tuesday described a scene different from what authorities found when they arrived to investigate the fatal shooting of her mother.

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mundy Mill Road to narrow to one lane at I-985 bridge

As part of an ongoing construction project, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to narrow Mundy Mill Road to one lane in each direction under Interstate 985 tonight and the next two nights.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch to hold public hearing on duplex plans

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children of laid-off teachers can stay in Hall system

The Hall County school board unanimously voted to amend its enrollment policy to allow children of about 100 "displaced" employees to continue attending Hall schools.

March 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Murder defendant says girlfriend shot herself

Solomon "Troy" Hester called 911 in tears, telling an operator, "my girl just shot herself."

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Vermont students spend spring break with children with disabilities

Instead of going to Cancun, Miami or some other fun-filled vacation spot, a group of students from the University of Vermont have driven down to Northeast Georgia for an "alternative" spring break.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega Rite Aid opens temporary pharmacy

DAHLONEGA - A mobile pharmacy has been set up in the parking lot of the Rite Aid pharmacy at 566 E. Main St.

March 09, 2009 | | Local


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Meeting set to bridge 'dividing line' between community, law enforcement

A group of church and community leaders plans to talk this week with area law enforcement on ways to improve relations and "build partnerships."

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts gather at Scoutland for Winter Camporee event

This weekend, Boy Scout Troops from Hall, Jackson and Barrow have come together at Scoutland campgrounds north of Gainesville for the 2015 Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


The 2 police families of Carol Martin

A math teacher, an accountant or a police chief - of those career options, Carol Martin said she never imagined herself becoming the third.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Area Agencies offer aid for uninsured immigrants

An estimated 398,000 undocumented immigrants currently live in Georgia, according to a report released Thursday by The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and most of them lack health insurance.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


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


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


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