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Girl Scouts inspire tomorrow’s women while also having some fun

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia kicked off the Girl Scout year Sunday afternoon with a "Family Fun Day and Recruitment Carnival."

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville customers can pay utility bill online

Customers of the Gainesville Public Utilities department now have the option to pay bills online with Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Department of Natural Resources rule would protect events on Lake Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering a rule change that would close a loophole in the Georgia Boat Safety Act.

"We consider this simply a housekeeping measure," said Lt. Col. Homer Bryson, assistant chief of law enforcement for the department. "For us, it would clear up any legal issues that may come up."

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H Club rolls out green carpet for awards event

In an evening in which the honored walked a green carpet instead of a red one, Hall County 4-H Club recognized Monday those who participated in project achievement throughout the 2007-08 school year.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Ike likely won’t help Lake Lanier, but later thunderstorms could

If Lake Lanier's level creeps up at all this week, the credit would belong to regular summer thunderstorm activity and not any kind of storm system coming from the tropics.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Recruiting on for Judicial Citizen Review Panel

The Hall County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers for the Judicial Citizen Review Panel.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood residents oppose development plans

OAKWOOD - Several residents of the Chestnut Hills subdivision spoke out Monday night against a proposed 12,000-square-foot shopping center.

"I believe it's going to have a severe negative impact on this subdivision," resident Patti Davis told Oakwood City Council.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A hard road to hoe in Lula

One Lula neighborhood has found itself in a tight spot.

September 10, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Little Sprouts’ consignment sale helps community and kids

OAKWOOD -- An Oakwood church's sale of children's items this weekend benefits children beyond those who get clothing or toys at a discount price.

September 10, 2008 | By Megan Gill | Local


Downtown businesses come and go around the square

The downtown square of Gainesville was once the center of the city's retail business. Today, despite a major face-lift and other planned redevelopment nearby, the downtown business district continues to struggle to find a new identity.

September 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Will fall bring beautiful foliage or just a dud?

With the first day of autumn just two weeks away, the question hovers in the air: When will the leaves start to change, and how colorful will they be this year?

September 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville has a backup for water, if needed

Gainesville water officials say that the city's water system would be able to survive a situation like the one Dahlonega currently faces after one of its water filters collapsed without warning last week.

Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said Gainesville's water system, which has two water plants and redundant filtration systems, has room for error.

September 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials: Activities down for local gangs

To local law enforcement, Charles Douglas Graham represents the most violent and troubling era of Hall County's street gang activity.

September 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia likely won’t feel effects from Hurricane Ike

As Hurricane Ike churns its way toward the Gulf of Mexico, there seems to be little chance that Northeast Georgia has anything to worry about.

September 10, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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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


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: What happens when children are removed from their home

The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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