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Gainesville planning board OKs new brewery location

It's not quite back to the drawing board, but Left Nut Brewing Co. is once again seeking approval from Gainesville officials to open the city's first craft brewery.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville father and son sentenced to prison for bilking Cobb widow

A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering for taking millions of dollars from a Cobb County widow, according to the district attorney for the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Ice storm cleanup price tag keeps climbing for Gainesville

As local governments continue to clear streets and remove storm debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, the costs are starting to pile up.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alkermes selling Gainesville pharmaceutical plant

A manufacturing facility in Gainesville for pharmaceutical company Alkermes is being sold by the Ireland-based company.

March 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall making dent as ice storm cleanup continues

Hall County is still cleaning up from the ice storm in mid-February that tore down limbs and trees, knocked out power to tens of thousands and prompted road maintenance crews to work overtime.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Foundation awards $48K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants during its January meeting, including $48,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

March 10, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Meeting to seek input on senior center changes

Area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about how to change senior centers across the state to boost participation.

March 10, 2015 | | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall GOP convention scheduled this Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party's convention will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the GOP headquarters, 715 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man arrested in February stabbing

A man was arrested and booked into the Hall County Jail on Saturday in connection with a stabbing causing serious injuries, authorities said.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fireworks may become legal in Georgia

Georgians may be able to buy fireworks down the street instead of across state lines under a bill that passed Monday in the House.

March 09, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood puts off vote on residential parking restrictions

After much debate, Oakwood City Council Monday night put off voting on residential parking restrictions, deciding to hash out the issue in a future work session.

March 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to face full agenda

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will finally vote Thursday night on several items that have been put off for weeks, and in some cases months.

March 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


A.J. Johnson pleads not guilty to rape charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High School graduate, and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams have pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Gainesville ranks as fifth-hardest-working city in US

If you work in Gainesville, you can count yourself among the country's hardest workers.

March 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Infinity and beyond: Students find 3.1415 (plus) reasons to celebrate Pi Day

You might not think an irrational number could get hundreds of kids excited, but in Hall County it does.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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


Broken Bonds: Foster kids have team working on placement

At 8:30 a.m., the briefs are organized and the coloring books are gathered. The robe goes on for Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.

October 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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