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Gainesville picks two top spellers

Two Gainesville students came out on top after putting their orthographic skills to the test in the elementary and middle school district spelling bees.

January 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Canine killer gets year in prison

A Gainesville man who drowned one dog in a toilet and stabbed another to death after collecting news clippings about the Michael Vick dogfighting case received a one-year prison sentence this week.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Inquiry into Forsyth arson case continues

CUMMING - Investigators have received their fair share of leads, and are following up on each one, as the probe into a Jan. 18 house fire in northeastern Forsyth County enters its second week.

January 27, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Traffic now flowing at site of wreck that killed one

JEFFERSON - A wreck that killed two people Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Jefferson kept southbound lanes closed for nearly four hours.

January 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three indicted in chaplain's death

CLEVELAND - Three people charged in connection with the December murder of a Clermont chaplain were indicted Tuesday by a White County grand jury.

January 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Victoria Lane dangerous for school buses, official says

The mud, holes and bumps on Victoria Lane in Lula make the road so hard to maneuver that the Hall County school system has stopped school bus service to the neighborhood.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson council puts off vote on sign regulations

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council isn't making any hasty decisions when it comes to signs.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


EPD fines White County man over creek erosion

A White County businessman has paid $22,500 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for allegedly causing erosion in a tributary of the Chattahoochee River north of Helen.

January 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


As aid demand increases, Red Cross needs help to give help

When an early morning fire destroyed everything inside the Cleveland Highway residence Elizabeth and Francisco Gutierrez called home, the American Red Cross was there.

January 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Christian school on track to grow despite hard times

North Georgia Christian School leaders are offering a sneak peak tonight at the school's new 100-acre South Hall campus.

January 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Barrow Medical Center wants court to nix appeal for South Hall hospital

Barrow Medical Center has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to reject Northeast Georgia Medical Center's petition to appeal a Barrow County Superior Court judge's ruling denying a new hospital in Braselton.

January 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Regions Bank sues over parking lot

A major bank and the developer of a large office and hotel complex have gone to court over rights to the property.

January 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Joint government group endorses continued sales tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Joint Local Government Association voted Monday night to endorse the 1-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which goes before Hall County voters on March 17.

January 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Phil Sutton knows ins and outs of Hall County, rowing courses

Assistant County Administrator Phil Sutton knows just about everything there is to know about Hall County. It's his job.

January 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Signing, zoning top Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action on several issues, including appointing a new mayor pro tempore, when the group meets at 6 tonight.

January 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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


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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