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Working undercover a balancing act for authorities

In policing, undercover work is among the dirtiest and most dangerous, with officers sometimes required to make split-second decisions on whether actions they take could compromise their cover or put themselves or others in danger, experts say.

April 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teryan Rucker credits Boys & Girls Clubs as a huge influence as he moves on in competition

When Teryan Rucker was just 5 years old, he found a home away from home that kept him occupied after school.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skateboarders’ cross-country trek raises money for multiple sclerosis research

For two guys skateboarding across the country, a stop in Gainesville on Thursday was day 33, mile 700.

April 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson school officials worry about budget

JEFFERSON - While they are doing OK financially for now, Jefferson City Schools officials are casting worried glances at the budgets for upcoming years.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire overnight, officials said. No one was hurt.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said firefighters responded to the blaze at the 2900 block of Westwood Trail off U.S. 129 North at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council pulls funding for park's field house

A spanking-new - or even adequate - field house at Gainesville's City Park Stadium will have to wait for now.

April 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Identity fraud cases are prevalent

When Gainesville police arrested Gilberto Santillan-Cisneros at a Dawsonville Highway bank recently, he had a Social Security card and Georgia driver's license identifying him as another man who actually lived 1,200 miles away, officials say.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County avoids conflict with workers, boards

Hall County is doing some spring cleaning on its advisory boards.

April 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study shows breast milk can save parents money, keep infants healthy

While most everyone is looking for ways to save money, the answer could be closer than expected for new mothers.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County holds ceremony for abuse awareness

JEFFERSON - With help from various community leaders, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County planted 131 pinwheels in Pocket Park in downtown Jefferson.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Peanut vendors to pay weekly fee

Peanut vendors in Dawsonville's historic district will have to move, unless they're willing to shell out a weekly fee to the city.

April 07, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Telemarketing fraud lands 2 in federal prison

A Hoschton man was one of two people sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for his role in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded dozens of foreign investors, officials said.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man guilty in deaths of 3 dies in prison

A Hall County man convicted of three deaths in three decades was laid to rest Wednesday after dying in prison five years into a life sentence.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parents of Brenau Academy student file complaint

Gainesville police this week are investigating a complaint made by parents of a 16-year-old girl who said she was touched inappropriately by a Brenau Academy teacher last fall.

April 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Funding stalls plan for major road expansions in Gainesville

A major road project that would create a series of connectors in and around west Gainesville has hit a speed bump, mainly because of a lack of funding and the emergence of a more pressing issue in South Hall.

April 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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