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Gainesville adds marketing to its 2010 to-do list

The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.

December 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper ends 32-year career with Gainesville Police

Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.

December 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foster parents open homes, hearts to hundreds

As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.

December 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton OKs lights for park trail, playing fields

JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.

December 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hard work pays off for student

The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.

December 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clergy put in long hours to prepare for Christmas services

For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New rights center director fights for underprivileged

Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.

December 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marines deliver gifts to tots spending holiday in hospital

Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 men plan to appeal terror sentences

ATLANTA - The two men sentenced to prison earlier this month for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

December 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Band raffles off car to raise money for new uniforms

JEFFERSON - It may be a few years off, but Jefferson Middle School students Emily Kerr and Ross Bishoff are really looking forward to high school.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy Christmas Eve rains boost wet 2009 totals

It was a wet Christmas, not a white one, that greeted Northeast Georgians on Friday after a stormy Christmas Eve night.

December 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson residents want rural area to stay quiet

JEFFERSON - Y Z Sailors Road in Jefferson can be a lot of things, but a planned neighborhood isn't one of them.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Health care bill clears Senate

Both Georgia's Republican senators have promised to continue to fight Democrat-led health care reform after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday morning to approve its health care bill.

December 24, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family trades Christmas presents for church in Africa

Beth Propes Suggs asked for something a bit unusual from her family this Christmas: a church in Africa.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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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