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Resurfacing for I-85 near SC state line planned

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin Monday resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man pleads guilty in Dawson County double murder

A local man admitted Monday to his role in the double homicide of a South Georgia couple along the Amicalola River in Dawson County in December.

April 05, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Teens explore unique kind of spring break

They could be playing in the surf and sand or otherwise kicking back at home with family and friends.

April 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Worn-out books can take on new life

The Hall County Library System is offering people an opportunity to give beloved old books a second life.

April 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials probe cause of mobile home fire

Fire destroyed a mobile home in the 3800 block of Chadwick Drive off Atlanta Highway Sunday morning.

April 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks’ playgrounds getting an upgrade

You might have noticed something's missing at Gainesville's most popular park.

April 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Army Corps wants Forsyth park cleared of feral cats

A Suwanee woman isn't happy with plans to remove feral cats from a lakeside park in eastern Forsyth County.

April 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Federal prosecutor Yates recognizes ‘sacred privilege’

Sally Quillian Yates believes the first trial she ever tried in front of a jury may have been her best.

April 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office setting up fund to help deputy

The Hall County Sheriff's Office hopes to set up a fund today to help a deputy who lost several members of his family in a car accident Friday in northern Florida.

April 04, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family members of Hall deputy killed in Florida crash

Several family members of a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy were killed Friday in a car accident in northern Florida.

April 04, 2010 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Battle over septic waste continues

Sam Liscar says the ongoing controversy over a proposed septic disposal site near his home northwest of Cleveland is a perfect illustration of why White County needs zoning.

April 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pastor to deliver his first Easter Sunday sermon

Don't expect any bonnets or Easter lilies today, but they'll be celebrating the Resurrection all the same.

April 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Persian Gulf is topic of Great Decisions Monday

Assistant professor of Political Science Jonathan Miner will discuss the Persian Gulf in Monday's installment of the Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

April 03, 2010 | | Local


Belk seeks partners for charity fundraiser

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this summer.

April 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Easter outfits tilt to casual

Easter may still boost sales at clothing stores, but some say things aren't like they used to be.

April 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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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