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Oakwood investigator named city’s top cop for 2009

OAKWOOD - The evidence is strewn around Cpl. Danny Sridej's cubicle in the Oakwood Police Department, including one pile featuring burglary tools, a backpack and computer monitor.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Hall homes searched in child porn sweep

The homes of two Hall County residents were searched in connection with Tuesday's statewide child pornography sweep, officials said.

January 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Budget cuts may delay 4-year college degree programs

As enrollment continues to swell and state budget cuts loom, Gainesville State College is paving the way for nearly a dozen more bachelor's degree programs.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


3 teens charged in burglaries at Featherbone

Gainesville police have charged three Gainesville teenagers with 10 counts of burglaries in the Featherbone Building at 999 Chestnut St.

January 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Mountains Center closed Friday for furlough

The Georgia Mountains Center will be closed Friday for a furlough day. No events were scheduled.

January 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Friday wreck in Lumpkin County still under investigation

Two people died Friday in a car wreck on North Oak Grove Road in Lumpkin County, Georgia State Patrol Corporal Anthony Coleman said.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cold weather leads to blood shortage

The recent snow and ice in the Southeast has caused blood supplies to drop to emergency levels, according to the American Red Cross.

January 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause still unknown in Sunday fire that gutted warehouse

Gainesville firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a Sunday night fire that gutted a 12,000-square-foot warehouse used by Mar-Jac Poultry.

January 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Club forming to help train triathletes

If your new year's resolution is to partake in a triathlon, the ultimate test of athletic endurance, you may find you are in good company in Gainesville.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall commissioners weigh energy projects

Hall County may soon be a little bit greener.

January 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Elected Jefferson City Council members sworn in

JEFFERSON - Jefferson City Council members swore in one new council member during their Monday council work session, along with a returning council member and mayor.

January 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Schofield takes on 3 more years as Hall school chief

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield will continue to lead the school district for another three years.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools open Tuesday; Lumpkin remains closed

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that schools will be in session on Tuesday.

January 11, 2010 | | Local




Athens Street railroad crossing closed today

Gainesville's Athens Street will be closed at the railroad crossing until 6 p.m. today.

Workers with Norfolk Railroad will be replacing the section of tracks at the crossing. The intersection is expected to open at 6 p.m., and will only be closed today.

January 11, 2010 | | 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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