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Eyes on the Road: Meeting on 2040 plan postponed

A fourth public meeting on Hall County's update of its 2040 transportation plan has been postponed.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gets help after 2 DUIs

Flipping through the pages of her "Celebrate Recovery" Bible, Sabrina Harris Humphries finds comfort in the Scripture and the personal stories inserted of addiction and triumph. She, too, was in those shoes a few years ago.

December 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville's elected mayor has influential role in 1st year

With the introduction of Gainesville's first elected mayor in 2014, the dynamics on the City Council shifted, playing out in several crucial and controversial votes.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Governor names Miller a floor leader for 2015

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named Tuesday as Gov. Nathan Deal's senior floor leader in the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall slaying victim identified as Honduras native

The Hall County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified a homicide victim found in North Hall on Sunday afternoon.

December 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Top 10 clicked-on stories of 2014

Meth or Spaghettios?

December 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Holiday Hope: Church program focuses on special needs children

The Wardrop family had to go halfway across the country to find a place for their son with special needs, but now that they've found one, they're not going anywhere.

December 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


The Local Agenda: Year in review, 2015 look ahead coming

This Thursday in The Times, reporter Joshua Silavent will recap the most important and controversial local government and development stories of 2014, including the uproar over property tax increases on lakefront properties, the emergence of new businesses in the craft beer market, and the redevelopment of Lanier Plaza, as well as other stories.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2014 proves positive for area economic development

Growth in retail, housing permits and jobs marked a turnaround for the local economy in 2014, according to a year-in-review report issued Monday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

December 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Gas Light customers to see new surcharge

Atlanta Gas Light Co. customers will begin seeing the first in a series of escalating surcharges on their bills in January as the utility undertakes a $215 million statewide project.

December 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cause of fire appears to be electrical

The cause of the Sunday fire that displaced three occupants of an East Hall mobile home is likely electrical, according to Hall County Fire Services.

December 29, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with hitting co-worker repeatedly with shovel

A Gainesville man was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault, accused of hitting his co-worker with a shovel in a May 13 altercation at a construction site.

December 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman found dead in North Hall residence

A woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in North Hall County.

December 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Trey Paris speaks at daughter’s graduation

Eliza Paris could really relate to one of her graduation speakers.

December 29, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Holiday Hope: Hall County Animal Shelter staff works to place pets in good homes

When Tony and Lori Tatum of North Hall County went to the Hall County Animal Shelter to view a mural of his deceased dog Lucy, they intended to depart solo.

December 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


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Lula councilwoman in fair condition at ICU after crash

A Lula councilwoman was transported Saturday for injuries following a collision Saturday on Joe Chandler Road.

January 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police looking for missing 16-year-old

Gainesville Police are looking for a 16-year-old Gainesville boy missing since December.

January 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hit-and-run accident critically injures man on bicycle

A cyclist was critically injured this morning in a hit-and-run accident on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Schools gets new central office

Visitors to the Gainesville City Schools' central office may be pleasantly surprised by the new lobby.

January 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Drive-thru on Virginia Circle up for review again

A rezoning request needed for the development of a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle will be heard again tonight after changes were made to the proposal.

January 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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


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