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Kidnapping suspect out on bond

A man accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy he did not know will report to court this week as part of a stringent set of bond conditions.

December 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Hoschton council members get up to speed

HOSCHTON - Incoming Hoschton City Council members got a taste of what it's like to sit around the meeting room table in city hall Monday.

December 01, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Burglaries on rise in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The onset of the holidays have brought something besides good cheer - more burglaries.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Below-freezing temperatures expected by end of the week

Ready or not, overnight freezing temperatures are expected to arrive by the end of the week.

December 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia State president excited about football program

Georgia State University President Mark Becker shared his fervor for football with Rotary Club members on Monday.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lots near football stadium closed Friday

Friday's playoff game between local high school football rivals Gainesville and Flowery Branch is sure to draw quite a crowd.

November 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


North Georgia group seeks to dispel myths about AIDS

More than 25 years ago, when AIDS became a disease on the radar of mainstream America, most people tried to relegate the condition to one segment of the population.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to decide water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council will cast its final vote today on the rates customers of city water and sewer facilities will pay in 2010.

November 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County commissioners survey, discuss neighborhoods

BRASELTON - At first glance, the Braselton Farms subdivision may look like any other neighborhood in Jackson County - rows of homes on different streets, cars in the driveways and holiday decorations on the doors and windows.

November 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Elachee Nature Science Center uses weather software to teach

The strange device perched atop the main building at Elachee Nature Science Center actually is attached to a hawk, but not one that flies. This one forecasts the weather.

November 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Holiday traffic deaths lower than predicted

Statewide holiday traffic crashes and fatalities were lower than expected this year.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local agency offering help on heating bills

As the mercury dips, heating bills soar, and more families are turning to a local nonprofit agency for help to keep their homes cozy this winter.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


11 dead in holiday wrecks

The number of traffic wrecks, injuries and deaths on Georgia's roads during the Thanksgiving holiday was well below estimates as of late Sunday evening.

November 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


County job offers plenty of variety for Hall County PIO

Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, but Hall County Public Information Officer Nikki Young had the rare luxury of knowing many of her coworkers before she even started.

November 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch student wins Energy Bowl

A Flowery Branch High School student earned top honors in the Jackson EMC Energy Bowl out of 18 students representing schools in 10 different counties.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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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