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A long road to college

Andrew Furey's cheeks are red.

August 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Baldwin resident campaigns in vain against crematory

BALDWIN - Bodies still are being cremated some 25 feet from the home of Theron Ayers' 91-year-old mother-in-law, and he doesn't like it.

August 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Frontage Road becomes ‘roads’

OAKWOOD - Once a vital connector with easily reached businesses and neighborhoods, Frontage Road in South Hall now sits in three pieces with some people struggling to give or get directions.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcycle ride honors a local restaurant owner and friend

JEFFERSON - They staggered their motorcycles in long rows in front of the shop, sitting their helmets on the seats and sipping coffee while they waited for the ride to begin.

August 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hundreds expected at state tourism conference

Some 350 to 400 people are expected to arrive for the three-day Governor's Tourism Conference next week at Lake Lanier Islands resort.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman pleads guilty in embezzlement case

A Gainesville woman was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $600,000 from a Buford company whose owners said they treated her like a daughter.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lakeview to search for new headmaster

A Lakeview Academy advisory committee will begin its search today for a new headmaster.

August 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Goggles let Jefferson students see effects of drunk driving

JEFFERSON - Even though he was under the influence, Avery Wood gladly got behind the wheel of a vehicle with Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman as his passenger.

August 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood: Residents sought out annexation

The city of Oakwood responded Friday to action taken by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on an annexation request that the city says was sought by the property owners.

August 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall hails its reuse water system

After four months of operation, Hall County's reuse water system is more popular than anyone expected.

August 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville hospital found liable in lawsuit

It was a legal victory more bitter than sweet.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall, city to grow more arborists

Gainesville can now add "certified arborist" to the list of experts in its employee arsenal - with no hiring required.

August 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rain might not go away till Tuesday

Cooler weather moving in this weekend may keep the gray skies around, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service.

August 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall teachers, schools win Walmart supplies

Four Hall County schools were among 20 nationwide to win $8,000 in school supplies from Walmart.

August 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Heavy rain expected to continue all day

The heavy rains that started this morning will likely continue throughout the day.

National Weather Service Forecaster Laura Griffith said Gainesville is experiencing a system that has traveled up through Atlanta.

August 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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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