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Barrow County practices emergency responses

WINDER - Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of an anthrax-carrying plane earlier this month in Barrow County. Except this wasn't a real situation, it was a drill that had been planned for about a month to test preparedness.

June 21, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Bad air can make you feel bad, too

If you're having trouble breathing in the summer, it's not just the heat that's stifling you.

June 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson commission split on training facility plans

JEFFERSON - The plans for Jackson County's Fire Training Facility have been in the works for about nine years, and one more step in the process got approval from the county commission at this week's meeting.

June 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cell phones offer emergency link

Under the struggling economy, fewer people have the access they need to emergency services.

June 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission wants to keep contracts in county

When it comes to assigning county projects, the Hall County Board of Commissioners wants to do its best to give work to local companies.

June 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Born Learning Trail dedicated for late philanthropist Nalley

What does 4-year-old Lindsay White like to do when she's playing outside?

June 20, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Emergency workers squeeze fatherhood into odd work hours

For the past 17 years, if there has been a fire in Hall County, there is a good chance Lt. Bobby Reed was there on the front lines battling the flames.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bullets in short supply nationwide

Got a bullet to spare?

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools encouraged by CRCT scores

It looks as if nearly all Gainesville and Hall County schools will meet federal academic accountability requirements this year, local superintendents said.

June 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Summer reading linked to better grades

During the summer, many kids would rather catch up with the latest happenings of their favorite television characters than catch up on their reading. But parents may want to reverse that trend.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Are kids quaffing energy drinks with boost of booze?

The brightly-colored, tall aluminum cans with striking visual designs may look like any of the other hundreds of energy drinks popular with young consumers, but they are different.

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plan finally set to improve Brooks Road

JEFFERSON - It took more than 20 years of use and several years of organizing, but city and county officials are finally ready to being improving John B. Brooks Road.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Path toward learning opens today at Wilshire Trails

In honor of J. Cleon Nalley, the United Way of Hall County will install a new Born Learning Trail at 9 a.m. today at Wilshire Trails Park.

June 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


As temps creep past 90, folks outdoors take precautions

Shade and water.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Law officials say Web study glosses over risks

Is the Internet as dangerous a place for children as "To Catch a Predator" would have us believe?

June 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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