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Church aims to spread Christmas cheer around the world

It's not even Thanksgiving, but Lakewood Baptist Church is hoping people will do a little Christmas shopping this week for a child across the world.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plaintiff: Novelist destroyed evidence

Questions of whether Haywood Smith defamed her childhood acquaintance in her 2003 novel took a backseat Monday to discussions about whether the author of "The Red Hat Club" intentionally destroyed evidence pertinent to the lawsuit against her.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County, Oakwood at odds over proposed annexation

Hall County and the city of Oakwood will take their dispute over annexation into arbitration next month.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville may use DOT funds to fix roads

The Gainesville City Council will consider accepting funds from the state Department of Transportation's Local Assistance Road Program today.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Electrical short caused minor fire at Fair Street school

Firefighters have responded to a small electrical fire at Fair Street Elementary School in Gainesville.

Preliminary reports are that an electrical outlet at the school caught fire.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather hampers Braselton road project

Rainy weather has delayed a private-public effort to revamp roads in the Duncan Corners area of Braselton in South Hall.

November 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The community will gather Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy to honor a group of soldiers departing for Afghanistan.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New Holland principal settling into her new role

Pam Wood never planned on becoming an elementary school principal. In fact, the former banker said she didn't realize teaching was her calling until she stumbled upon her passion for education as a Sunday school teacher.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pharmacy offers help with remembering medication

If you are constantly forgetting which medication you are supposed to take after lunch and which one you need before bed, Dixie City Pharmacy may have a solution for you.

November 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow school system responds to teacher’s lawsuit

WINDER - The Barrow County School District filed a response last week to the petition for a writ of mandamus submitted by former Apalachee High School teacher Ashley Payne earlier this month.

November 15, 2009 | By Carmen Peterson Times regional staff | Local


Education center named after longtime Hall resident

Ada Mae Ivester marked her 80th birthday on Sunday by learning that the new education center at the Northeast Georgia History Center has been named in her honor.

November 15, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A lot can happen in 7 minutes

Lynn Egan had not been a Hall County resident for even one day when she had her first encounter with emergency response.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman and Ashley Fielding mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com and afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy cooks up job opportunities

Frying pans, knives and whisks will be the learning tools of students who enroll in courses next fall at Hall County's forthcoming classroom.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County boy's drowning still under investigation

The death of a Jackson County boy who drowned in a babysitter's swimming pool Thursday remains under investigation, officials said Saturday.

November 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton welcomes Christmas

The Christmas tree in front of the Braselton Antique Mall welcomes all who drive through Braselton on Ga. 53 every year as they drive through town.

November 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | 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


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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