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Gainesville nears decision on airport management contract

Within the next week, Gainesville officials will select a firm to direct the city with master planning and manage major projects at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

May 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner named to national group’s justice committee

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has been appointed to the National Association of Counties' Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect sought in convenience store robbery

Hall County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at a convenience store on Atlanta Highway.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville voters may get to choose mayor, school board chairman

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed bills that will allow voters to have their say on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall native throws out first pitch at G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - The crowd applauded politely when Lefty pitched on Monday. It was a far cry from the heat he threw as a member of the 1943 Atlanta Crackers.

May 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools will keep nurses, resource officers

Nurses and school resource officers will remain in the infirmaries and hallways of Hall County schools next school year.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Safe, with $12,000 inside, stolen from Maranatha

Maranatha Christian Academy was burglarized of nearly $12,000 this weekend.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Judge dives into water legal battle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge on Monday complained that a protracted battle over three states' claim to water flowing from a reservoir near Atlanta has been taking place in "never-never land."

May 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


White House beckons Commissioner Bell

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell received a very unusual phone call Friday - it was a White House secretary, asking if he could make it for a poetry slam Tuesday.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall falling behind in business license fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed increasing code enforcement efforts in a number of areas at Monday morning's work session.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Are rising pump prices actually a good thing?

Higher fuel prices may be a harbinger of a recovering economy.

May 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crowd jams into depot for Better Hometown anniversary celebration

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program could have used a bigger train depot Monday night.

May 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gosselin appointed to be head of Georgia judges council

Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin, Northeastern Judicial Circuit, Gainesville, has been named the president-elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges.

May 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Few sound off on Jefferson noise ordinance

Proposed changes to the Jefferson noise ordinance were met with little public comment during the City Council meeting on Monday.

May 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rezoning proposals clustered around busy South Hall intersection

Rezoning and annexation hearings are set for Thursday for five properties clustered around the busy intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


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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