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No one injured in 2 house fires

Two unrelated fires Monday afternoon left the occupants sleeping elsewhere Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Name of the game is mud when it rains

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

October 31, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


SunTrust plans to receive $3.5 billion from U.S. Treasury

ATLANTA - SunTrust Banks Inc. said Monday it has received preliminary approval from the Treasury Department for a $3.5 billion investment under the government's capital purchase program.

October 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Church seeks ideas for projects

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is planning its third annual Great Day of Service for March 21, 2009.

October 31, 2008 | | Local


Hall County commission chairman guarantees voters will pass sales tax

A referendum for another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax may be a tough sell to Hall County taxpayers, one Clermont official said in a meeting with other local government officials Monday.

October 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall reschedules ceremony for Field of Dreams

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hall County Field of Dreams' Phil Niekro field has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Alberta Banks Park. The original date was canceled due to rain.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two people injured, airlifted in wreck on U.S. 129

A one-vehicle wreck forced authorities to close part of Cleveland Highway near Dewberry Church Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Baldwin sworn in as new state court judge

Larry Baldwin will take the bench this afternoon after being sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday as Hall County's newest judge.

October 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Families say they'll stretch their budgets for Halloween costumes

Though the economy may look dark and gloomy, many families won't let it get in the way of their Halloween festivities this year.

October 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group needs more drivers to take veterans to Decatur VA hospital

Two drivers passed away. A third one has been sidelined - maybe permanently - by hip replacement.

October 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital room service: Computers keep tabs on available beds, patient info

Ever go to a busy restaurant and have to wait for a table to be cleared off so you could be seated?

October 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. 129 in Lumpkin County.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities will be looking out for kids on Halloween

Children likely will be buzzing this week about the costumes they'll wear and the candy they'll get on Halloween.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Take a Sunday drive to see the fall colors

Its time to revive the Sunday drive.

October 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Members honor church’s founders

Times were tough, especially in the beginning, but the church and its members endured because of an unwavering commitment to God.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | 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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