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Saul's celebrates 70 years of serving the area

A downtown clothing store celebrates decades in business this year by continuing its family tradition of customer service.

September 16, 2009 | BY Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County schools earn top honors

Two Hall County schools are among five schools statewide being recognized today for excellence in international education.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson water users complain about higher bills

JEFFERSON - In June, when the state Environmental Protection Division lifted the two-year outdoor watering ban, most Georgia residents rejoiced.

September 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall wants to form water authority with Gainesville

Hall County is hoping to work with Gainesville officials to build a water treatment plant to serve the Glades and Cedar Creek reservoirs.

September 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shore Sweep set to clean up Lake Lanier on Saturday

This year, Shore Sweep volunteers won't have to stray as far off Lake Lanier's shoreline to pick up trash and other debris.

September 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia files notice to appeal judge's ruling on Lake Lanier

ATLANTA - Georgia officials have filed a formal notice indicating they will appeal a federal ruling that could restrict Atlanta from its main water supply.

September 16, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Lanes reopened on Ga. 13 at Hilton Drive

A drainage pipe under Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway at Hilton Drive in Gainesville collapsed Wednesday, likely brought on by rainy weather this week.

September 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement brings Hoschton out of red

HOSCHTON - Hoschton has escaped another year without having to enact costly methods on residents to help deal with the city's increasing debt.

September 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Relive history through visit to Hurricane Shoals

Tucked away in Jackson County between Jefferson and Maysville lies Hurricane Shoals Park.

September 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two-story shopping center planned in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - A two-story shopping center, a rare sight in Hall County, is planned off heavily traveled McEver and Lights Ferry roads in South Hall.

September 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS is No. 1 and its fans won't forget it

It only took three weeks into the 2009 high school football season for the rest of the state to realize that the Gainesville Red Elephants are the best team in Class AAA.

September 15, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Event’s soup-filled bowls raise money, awareness of hunger issue

A gray, rainy Tuesday seemed like a good day for a hot, steaming bowl of soup.

September 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


WomenSource culminates first year with fundraiser

WomenSource will celebrate its first birthday with the Power of the Purse Fundraiser on Thursday.

September 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyer says ex-Gainesville police dog handler will be cleared

The lawyer for a former Gainesville Police Department dog handler believes his client will soon be cleared of wrongdoing in a controversy involving the training of a dog that was later euthanized.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4 new Gainesville police dogs learn old tricks

There's been a changing of the guard for Gainesville's police dogs.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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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