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Arrests made in Gainesville High vandalism

One 17-year-old boy and three juveniles have been charged in weekend vandalism at Gainesville High School, said Lt. Scott Ware with Hall County's Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County gets $21.2 million to finance sewer infrastructure

As part of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vision for sustainable economic development, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Clean Water State Revolving Fund phase two loan of $21.2 million to assist in the financing of a new wastewater collection system in the Mulberry Creek Sewerage Area.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Funding is available to buy, plant new trees in Hall

Keep Hall Beautiful is taking grant applications for the Hall County Tree Replacement Fund.

September 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Web spirits miracle of birth to soldier in Iraq

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 earlier this month. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

September 27, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Oakwood hopes Braselton will pitch in with sewer service

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown plans to talk with Braselton officials about securing 50,000 gallons of capacity from the city's sewer treatment plant.

September 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local teacher is among 35 to get Georgia Power grant

Lanier Elementary School teacher Katie Schlief was among 35 Georgia teachers to receive a New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power this month.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Looking for gas? Click on our map to see who's got it

Many gas stations around Gainesville just don't have gasoline. Here's a list of places you can fuel up on your lunch break:

September 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake keeps dropping as Fay’s rain fades into past

It appears that Fay has faded.

September 27, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Community center may be delayed

The Hall County Board of Commissioners could delay the construction of the Mulberry Creek Community Center in South Hall following discussion among commissioners at Monday's work session.

September 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Congressman Deal says House could vote on bailout by Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, is back in Washington, where the House is expected to vote this week on an amorphous government plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt.

September 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mormons to help clean up Flowery Branch on Oct. 18

Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann is taking part in a citywide cleanup, but the town he's focusing on is some 13 miles outside the city limits.

September 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local kids Punt, Pass & Kick for NFL glory

Gainesville Parks and Recreation and Hall County Parks and Leisure Services hosted the 2008 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Sunday at East Hall Park.

September 26, 2008 | Megan Gill news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customer panic saps gas supply as state probes price gouging

After receiving a morning shipment of gasoline, a cashier at the QuikTrip on E.E. Butler Parkway said there was no way the convenience store would run short on fuel Monday.

September 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schools offer reward for info about vandals

Like two sides taking turns in a football game, vandals are striking back and forth at rival schools Gainesville High and North Hall, with the last acts taking place Sunday morning at GHS.

September 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riding along with Hall’s handcuff unit

Deputies Travis Turner and Keenan Storey always are out looking for someone.

September 25, 2008 | 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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