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Gainesville earns designation for water stewardship

Gainesville joined an "exclusive club" Tuesday, electing to join with the state Department of Community Affairs to become a WaterFirst community.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Barnes doesn’t rule out joining 2010 race

CUMMING - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday that he is continuing to ponder a run for the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


It's time to live green (without spending too much of it!)

You might find yourself more conscious of the environment today, yet even more aware of the recession's stress on your wallet.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report says many Latinos in South are targets of abuse

There's a problem in the Latino community that outsiders may not be aware of.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


17-year-old, 4 juveniles charged with burglary

Five people, one 17-year-old and four juveniles, were arrested Tuesday and each charged with one count of burglary, Hall County Sheriff's officials reported.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Arrests made after teen party busted in Forsyth County

Undercover Forsyth County sheriff's investigators busted a teen party over the weekend in Cumming, officials said Tuesday.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lobbyist says cities must reach out for better ties to legislature

A top lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday told city officials from throughout Northeast Georgia that cities were spared a worse fate from the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County school office blessed with new 'Gardens on Green'

After two years of hard work, the Gardens on Green was dedicated Tuesday from an idea that was planted in 2007.

April 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helen gets new walkway over Chattahoochee River

HELEN - This Alpine village might be known, at least partially, for people hoisting beer steins.

April 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speaker, author, environmentalist wants every day to be Earth Day

Earth Day and all its tree-hugging glory will be no more than a memory by Thursday.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No spring spike to regional gas prices

Current gas prices are defying normal trends, and most drivers are hoping the pattern continues.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County set to discuss old jail with Gainesville

Hall County commissioners agreed Monday to sit down with Gainesville officials to discuss the future of the old county jail in Midtown Gainesville, including selling the property.

April 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Most Gainesville departments seek less money from city

Gainesville Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told the City Council on Monday that the city will be $900,000 short on revenue this fiscal year.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall transit offers free bus rides

The Red Rabbit is celebrating National Earth Day on Wednesday by providing free rides for the day and by rolling out route changes.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Funeral held for girl killed in ATV wreck

Funeral services were held Monday for a 12-year-old Alto girl who was killed Friday night in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Banks County.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | 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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