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Brenau University physical therapy program gets things moving

Brenau University wants to train students to become "experts in movement," according to Jim Lewis.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3 Northeast Georgia school systems to delay Thursday openings

Three school systems in Northeast Georgia have announced they will operate Thursday on a two-hour delay.

January 07, 2015 | | Local


Sen. Steve Gooch says $200M in state's fund can boost transportation

State Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, said he believes there's about $200 million squirreled away in the state's general fund that can help boost transportation.

January 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students showcase knowledge at reading bowl

A heated competition across the state starts with children picking up a new book.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools prepare for winter weather

Getting children safely to school is difficult in cold weather, with or without snowfall.

January 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Gainesville City Council denies Lake Knickerbocker housing request

Gainesville City Council rejected a couple's request Tuesday to change an original zoning to allow a fourth residential lot on Lake Knickerbocker, a high-end neighborhood off the Chattahoochee Golf Club.

January 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire displaces seven in Buford

Seven people were displaced by a fire this evening in the 200 block of South Street NE in Buford, according to Gwinnett County fire officials.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Dawsonville Krogers raise more than $42,500 to fight hunger

More than $40,000 was contributed to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger campaign between the Krogers in Gainesville and Dawsonville, with another $2,500 going to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth

January 06, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Authorities searching for missing Buford man

A Buford man has been reported missing, according to Gwinnett County authorities.

January 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to swear in police chief tonight

Carol Martin will take the oath of office as Gainesville's full-time police chief tonight when the City Council meets. Martin has been the interim police chief since late August.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula completes its downtown ‘streetscaping’

The city of Lula in northeastern Hall County has completed its downtown "streetscape" project.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Attorney says jealousy should have played larger role in murder trial

ATLANTA - Whether jealous rage should have played more of a role at a Gainesville man's 2010 murder trial was argued Monday by attorneys before the Georgia Supreme Court.

January 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission chairman stresses planning to deal with growth

"This county's getting ready to go," Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum said Monday night. "Whether you're ready or not."

January 05, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Ga. 347 may be last ‘east-west’ artery project for a while

The completion of the four- and six-lane Ga. 347 in South Hall County by this time next year will mark the opening of one of Hall's few east-west traffic arteries - and maybe its last major one for years to come.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nutrition specialists consider students when making meals

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Medical marijuana

Though medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of U.S. states, and while marijuana can be used for recreational use in four states plus the District of Columbia, Georgia lawmakers appear hesitant to follow suit.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Foster care

The idea of privatizing foster care was batted about during the last session, but ultimately lawmakers passed on that endeavor.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Transportation

Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Education

Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Budget

For every buzzword tossed about in recent years when talking about the economy, there is an equal and opposite epithet. And, sometimes, which is which depends on whom you're asking.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SnowWorld at Lanier Islands offers visitors wintery outdoor fun

Every morning around 9 a.m., the snow machines at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford start pumping to ensure that visitors don't miss out on a white wintertime.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Arrendale State Prison inmates go back to school

Within the first week of the new year, an inmate at the Arrendale State Prison in Habersham County earned her high school diploma while behind bars.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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