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Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas line work will limit traffic flow on U.S. 129

Travel will be limited on Cleveland Highway crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Registration extended for BULLI classes at Brenau

There is space left in the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall courses, which start Sept. 28.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson city clerk keeps busy with dual responsibilities

JEFFERSON - Elizabeth McDonald wears several hats in the city of Jefferson.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New hospital garden helps soothe patients

Rarely is a hospital visit not met with heavy doses of pain or stress. While doctors nurse the body back to health, more hospitals are using gardens to rejuvenate the spirit.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Blackshear Place church baptizes dozens in Lake Lanier

Youngster Scott Odum was one of about 55 people who were baptized Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park. The baptism was part of Blackshear Place Baptist Church's fourth annual Family Fun Day at Lake Lanier.

September 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Alto man killed in accident

A 24-year-old Alto man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Banks County.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Luncheon serves as a reminder of those with empty bowls

As a reminder that those struggling with hunger deal with empty bowls every day, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is holding its annual fundraiser Tuesday.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jefferson officials are alarmed ordinance isn’t working

JEFFERSON - Late last year, the Jefferson City Council approved an alarm ordinance with the goal of cutting down on the number of false alarm calls to the police department.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Field of Dreams finally gets play

After months of waiting, Hall County's Field of Dreams is ready to host its first league for children with special needs.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local Falcons fans start season with food, fun and tradition

ATLANTA - Kick off for Sunday's Atlanta Falcons season opener may have been at 1 p.m., but many devoted fans were up preparing for the game before that time. Way before that time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Down economy forces the hands of hard-up burglars

In every recession since the 1950s, experts say, crime rates have risen as the economy slides.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Food Bank takes action against hunger

In support of Hunger Action Month, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County distributed food to families Saturday at Hollis Transport & Logistics in Flowery Branch.

September 12, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Bat protections could impact Glades Reservoir decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could add more delays to the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Sheriff’s office arrests 65 in warrant roundup

An operation to serve warrants for violent offenders led to more than 100 warrants being cleared.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Centennial Arts Academy celebrates reading bowl victory

Children waved signs, shouted chants and slapped the hands of their school's victors.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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