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Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion ‘friend-raiser’ benefits Challenged Child and Friends

Dozens of models pranced down the runway at Chattahoochee Country Club on Thursday to raise awareness for Challenged Child and Friends.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Students safe after 2 school buses collide

Two Hall County school buses carrying students had a minor collision in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school Thursday.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board OKs purchase of 2 school buses

JEFFERSON - A recent act of vandalism has caused the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education to make an unexpected purchase.

November 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


No major injuries in school bus accident

A Hall County school bus carrying students had a small collision with another school bus of students in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school let out at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Water and sewer rates may go up

Gainesville water and sewer officials asked City Council on Thursday to approve rate increases for customers in 2010.

November 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sunny weather is on the way

Thanks to more than four inches of rain over the past two days, the level of Lake Lanier is edging closer to 1,073 feet above sea level - two feet above the full pool level of 1,071 feet.

November 12, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall commissioners ponder giving free pets to good homes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to promote the county's new animal shelter.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schoolchildren show respect for veterans

There ain't no doubt Hall County loves this land - and the men and women who have protected it.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


21-gun salute caps veterans ceremony

Area veterans were honored Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center with music, inspirational talks and ceremonies.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Singer, musicians form jazz fusion

For the first time, jazz musicians Rick Pruett and Mark Davis will perform with a vocalist.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jefferson keeps close eye on its trees

In general, people don't pay much attention to trees unless one is about to fall on their house, but that is not the case for a group of Jefferson volunteers.

November 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Red Hat’ plaintiff: ‘SuSu’ based on me

When Vickie Stewart purchased two copies of "The Red Hat Club" directly from the book's author, Haywood Smith, after a baby shower in 2004, she didn't intend to read it.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students get hands-on training in multimedia

Lanier Charter Career Academy's new Digital High program is giving students interested in multimedia and online marketing a chance to get their feet wet.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged after car goes through courthouse courtyard

A possibly intoxicated driver barrelled through the courtyard of the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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