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3 firefighters file in suit against ladder truck company

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 22 training incident have filed lawsuits against the ladder truck manufacturer Sutphen in U.S. District Court, having incurred nearly $1 million in

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood City Cemetery to go digital

It's a creepy job, but somebody has to do it.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin retiring after 33 years

LaCrisia Larkin took her first teaching job at Gainesville High School 33 years ago, and she never left.

June 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Part of alleged shooter’s statements to police admissible

More than a minute of recorded statements by the accused shooter at the Atlanta Street Apartments will be inadmissible in court, according to a judge's order.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School officials spend summer as industry interns

Some high school students seek help finding internships and jobs out of school.

June 10, 2015 | | Local


17-year-old cyclist dies after Monday wreck in Gainesville

A 17-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday night after being thrown from his bicycle in a collision the evening before, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


1 seriously injured in head-on wreck

A two-vehicle, head-on collision on Thompson Bridge Road on Wednesday morning sent both drivers to the hospital, one with serious injuries, according to authorities.

June 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's but will still run for new term

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., disclosed Wednesday he has Parkinson's disease, but said the diagnosis won't deter him from seeking a new term next year or compromise his ability to serve if he wins.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Father of alleged shooter says his son is Army vet suffering PTSD

The father of the alleged shooter at the Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville sent a statement late Tuesday night to The Times about his son's actions prior to Monday morning's incident.

June 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Road changes taking place on Ga. 347

Puckett Road has been closed at Ga. 347/Friendship Road so its grade with the new Ga. 347 in South Hall can be evened up.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic venue has had $6.2M impact so far in fiscal 2015

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue off Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville has had a $6.2 million impact so far on the area economy in fiscal 2015, officials said Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local-owned bank issues first-ever dividend

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, Peach State Bank & Trust issued its first annual dividend this month to stockholders.

June 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools will not consider salary increase

While Hall County teachers may see a 1 percent salary increase next fiscal year, Gainesville City Schools' teachers and staff will not.

June 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Troopers ‘reverted back to their training’ with shooter threat

When a man with a hunting rifle presented a threat to a Georgia State Patrol post Monday, the troopers fell back into their training for active shooter situations, Gainesville post commander Sgt. Richard Harper of GSP said Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID man found dead in Buford

The body of a man found dead Tuesday afternoon in Buford has been identified.

June 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional 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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