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Parents confront addictions to try to regain custody of children

Barbara, a mother in her late 30s and recovering drug addict, stood uncomfortably in front of the small, crowded courtroom in a black floral print dress, her lower lip quivering with emotion, while the judge stood by her side to tell her story.

Barbara's freckle-faced adolescent daughter Alicia was taken from her home by the Department of Family and Children Services in February 2005 after methamphetamine was found in the house. Alicia was first placed in the care of relatives, then put in a foster home by March 2006, as Barbara struggled to meet the requirements of a state-mandated ...

June 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville manager urges fuel conservation in city vehicles

Memos and spreadsheets are paper testimonies to the various Gainesville departments' awareness of rising fuel costs.

They also are evidence that city government fuel use is rising with the prices.

June 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Baha’i faith picnic celebrates diversity in community

Red and yellow, black and white were all welcomed to the Race Unity Day picnic at Wilshire Trails Park by the Baha'i faith of Hall County.

Race Unity Day took place Sunday and is a concept local Baha'i community members have celebrated at Longwood Park or Wilshire Trails Park for at least the past 10 years, said Baha'i community member Carol Hendrix.

June 19, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Times' Web site named best among state's daily newspapers

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Less than a year after being relaunched, The Times' Web site, gainesvilletimes.com, was named Georgia's best daily newspaper Web site at Friday's Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet at the Georgia Press Association convention.

June 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall teacher's son injured during Afghanistan combat

A local teacher's son is in "satisfactory condition" at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, after being badly burned in combat in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Summer forecast: Hot and dry

Get ready for "Drought: The Sequel."

June 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


June jamming in July temperatures

Despite the 95-degree heat, several hundred people came out to hear a variety of musical entertainment and to help raise money and awareness for two charities.

June 18, 2008 | BY ALLISON SHULER ashuler@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gold museum rich in history

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June 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville city schools: Fiscal fiasco?

The Gainesville school system's budget deficit of $6.5 million to $7 million deficit is rooted in events before the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2007. Here's a look at some of its history and what city taxpayers can expect in days ahead:

June 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in armed robbery

Quick work by Gainesville police led to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing a Dawsonville Highway restaurant at gunpoint early Saturday.

June 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Woman charged with prostitution

A Norcross woman was arrested during the investigation of suspected prostitution operation Friday at a Gainesville house, authorities said.

June 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth will fight corps for Bethel Park

The battle over Bethel Park appears headed to federal court.

June 18, 2008 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


School chief’s contract calls for full pay if dismissed without cause

Just after the start of a fiscal year that would end with his school system's budget nearly $7 million in the hole, Gainesville school superintendent Steven Ballowe was given a three-year contract with a guarantee of payment of salary and all benefits for the remainder of the contract if he is dismissed without cause.

June 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools ease tax increase estimate

Taxpayers still will likely pay more in taxes for the Hall County school system, but not as much as earlier expected.

June 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News gets help finding good doctors

Free clinics for the poor are seen as a partial solution to the nation's health care crisis. But most of these clinics are staffed by volunteer physicians, and many practicing doctors aren't able to take time out of their hectic lives to participate.

June 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Longstreet at hand when curtain fell

Much of the end of the Civil War is focused on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Office Depot location to close May 16

The office supplies retail trade is about to shrink in Gainesville.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Manufacturers hope to enlist young adults

Tough. Dirty. Low-paying.

April 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Belk department store to offer sales for charity

Shopping is altruistic once again as Belk's annual charity sale is scheduled for May 2.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 displaced after mobile home fire in Hall County

A single-wide mobile home burned down in an accidental fire Sunday morning in the 2000 block of Autry Spur Road.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Injured dog rescued and rehabilitated

One little pup can now run with the big dogs thanks to the critical care she received at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

April 05, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Memorial Park Funeral Home to expand facility

In an effort to accommodate larger services, Memorial Park Funeral Home will be adding a new visitation room at its main location on Memorial Park Road

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Mount Vernon Exploratory School receives garden grant

Students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School will be receiving garden lessons, thanks to a recent grant applied for by the school's media specialist, Kristi Crumpton.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Davis Middle School book fair plumbs ocean depths

At C.W. Davis Middle School, the annual spring book fair comes with sharks, mermaids and underwater treasure chests.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Forsyth among healthiest counties in state

If you're looking to get or stay healthy, communities around Lake Lanier provide a good starting place.

April 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Easter fills pews for one Sunday

Many Christians who perhaps haven't been to church often this year will don their Easter Sunday best and flock to their parishes today.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Getting out: Agency aims to protect victims of domestic abuse

She had to get out.

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Historic Piedmont Hotel holds 2nd annual egg hunt

The hunt was on when the Longstreet Society opened the grounds of the Historic Piedmont Hotel to the public for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

April 04, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Eagle Ranch house parents grow while serving families

At Eagle Ranch, parents help their children with homework, care for them when they are sick and comfort them when they have nightmares.

April 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County transit service is finally connecting

Ridership on Gainesville's public transit system isn't near Red Rabbit levels, but officials are optimistic about the fixed-route bus service's future numbers.

April 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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