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United Way thanks community

Volunteers from United Way of Hall County will take to the streets next week to thank the community for their support of the organization's annual campaign drive.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jaycees honor young leaders

Two young leaders were honored Thursday by the Gainesville Jaycees at its annual Young Man and Young Woman of the Year awards.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Video shows boy driving buses

The 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy who took a couple of Hall County school buses for a spin around a bus shop parking lot has become a news media sensation. Or at least his driving has.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs award student

Hall County's Boys and Girls Clubs announced their Youth of the Year winner Friday afternoon.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Sheriff offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest of a burglar

In the continuing battle against a climbing burglary rate, Hall County Sheriff's officials are hoping cash can loosen some lips.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Students want laptops, digital books in class

Hall County school board members gave students the chance to sound off on technology's progress in the classroom at Friday evening's board retreat.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Three convicted in robbery

In one instant, a Gainesville woman's sense of security in her home was shattered.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in fiery fatal crash on I-985

A Gainesville man has been charged in connection with a fiery Sunday morning crash on Interstate 985 that left two Flowery Branch men dead.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University system looks to cut $565 million

Two area colleges have been directed to make more than $7.5 million in combined cuts to meet state legislators' budget demands.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners vote for Nopone Road library

Despite objections from Clermont residents, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to build the North Hall library at Nopone Road.

February 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Protest held outside detention center

About 50 people gathered outside an immigration detention center in midtown Gainesville Thursday to protest immigration policies they said lead to broken families and undue hardships for working people.

February 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman sentenced for stealing from Hall County

A Gainesville woman pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $6,000 from the Hall County Tax Commissioner's office while employed there in 2006.

February 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


H1N1 down during flu’s ‘peak season’

Health experts predicted that the H1N1 season would peak in January or February, but so far that hasn't happened.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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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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