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House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-deputy indicted in child molestation case

A Hall County grand jury returned a child molestation indictment against a former internal affairs officer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office this week.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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