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Suspected gang member faces weapons charge

A Hall County gang member who tried to sell a shotgun to another gang member in July has been arrested in Texas, authorities said.

September 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man charged in Atlantic City casino thefts

A Gainesville man is in an Atlantic City, N.J., jail, charged with stealing more than $70,000 worth of poker chips from two casinos this week.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee High senior girls 'ain’t neva scurred'

Wherever the Chestatee High School War Eagles play each Friday night during football season, you will find a group of girls ready to cheer them on.

September 17, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Visiting author. program utilizes children’s book to build community

JEFFERSON - Although many children could probably think of a million things to do instead of reading a book, Cassi McCormack enjoyed every minute of reading "My Dog, My Hero."

September 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rain helps replenish lake

Now is no time for a roof leak, but it's a party for Lake Lanier.

September 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville is home to new FM radio station

Gainesville is now home to a news and talk radio station - on FM.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Avita employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of a nonprofit agency that serves the disadvantaged was charged Thursday with embezzling thousands of dollars, some of which investigators believe went to a high school dance team she coached.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall wants more from proposed reservoir

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to alter its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project, county officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman surrenders in animal cruelty case

A woman accused of neglecting more than a dozen dogs to the point that they died and decayed in her Murrayville rental home was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Poker run to help combat juvenile diabetes

The Silent Partners for the Kids are set to have their first Pirates of Lanier-Castaway Poker Run on Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Holiday Marina, and there will be a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group will hold cotillion meeting

The Grady Young Foundation will hold a meeting Saturday for their first Debutante Cotillion.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt as fire destroys White County home

A White County home was destroyed by fire early today but its residents were able to escape to safety and there were no injuries.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police raid nets cocaine, cash, leads to arrest

Authorities on Wednesday seized more than $9,000 in cash and cocaine during a raid on a home on Hancock Avenue Extension, officials said Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County given extra time in reservoir permit

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days to supplement its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High

Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.

September 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | 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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