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Cleveland man hopes to lend a hand in Haiti

Like others, Jeff Mumpower was shocked to see the pictures of a ruined Haiti.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pediatrician was dedicated to work, region, daughters say

One of Northeast Georgia's first practicing pediatricians and a champion of childhood immunization has died.

January 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school board to meet tonight

The Gainesville Board of Education plans to discuss goal planning for the 2010-11 school year and hear a mid-year report on Gainesville Middle School goals during its meeting tonight.

January 18, 2010 | | Local


Residents delight in warmer weather

Although he wasn't able to say it, 18-month-old Cayden Mott thoroughly enjoyed the 59 degree weather that warmed Gainesville on Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


South Hall road changes make life easier for several businesses

OAKWOOD -Newly opened roads around Interstate 985 and Mundy Mill Road have brightened life for many area businesses.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson’s school system removed from stimulus pool

Instead of filling out an application for a share of stimulus funds, Jefferson City Schools is busy trying to determine if it is still eligible for the funds.

January 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Water interruption Tuesday in Oakwood

Work on water main improvements will interrupt water service between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday on McClure Drive in Oakwood. Hours are approximate.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Couple turn yard into habitat for wildlife, themselves

JEFFERSON - A residential backyard might seem a strange place to cultivate a wildlife refuge.

January 17, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Doctors: Don’t pass on mammograms

Local experts plan to continue to recommend mammography for women in their 40s despite new national recommendations.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Marchers in Cornelia carry torch for Martin Luther King Jr.

CORNELIA - Rain pelting their umbrellas didn't deter the 35 marchers from taking their cause of peace to downtown streets Sunday afternoon.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia prisons ordered to kick smoking habit

The smokers among Georgia's nearly 60,000 prison inmates will soon have to snuff out their cigarette butts for good.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Recalling sit-ins for justice, 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and State University entered a Woolworth's store and approached the lunch counter.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students meet for a purpose

JEFFERSON - Although they have fun getting together with their friends, members of the Jefferson Academy Mighty Dragons club know that they are meeting for a greater purpose than socializing.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sky’s the limit for library database

Hall County Library Director Adrian Mixson said the system holds one of the best kept secrets around.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Martin Luther King tribute helps kids identify with the past

Youngsters were ready to dance, speak and even mime in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School in Gainesville.

January 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | 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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