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Banquet will celebrate club’s long history

What started out as a community service organization has blossomed into a well-known environmental watchdog group.

October 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County leaders will help pursue next steps in ongoing water wars

Gov. Sonny Perdue's Water Contingency Task Force includes a few Hall County notables who say they are looking forward to culling resources together for the future of Georgia's water supply.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall farmers lose cattle to mysterious mutilations

Someone or something is mutilating cattle on the Cooper farm.

October 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Street trees need a boost, property owners told

Betty Norton wants to do her part to keep Green Street green, and she's asking other property owners on the historic Gainesville street to join her.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deficit blocks city from using funds to fix schools' roofs

The Gainesville City Board of Education cannot gain access to about $7 million in capital outlay funds that could have been used to fix leaky roofs in five school buildings because the district has a budget deficit, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

October 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville superfan is the voice of Red Elephant football

Walt Snelling may work for Carosal Enterprises Inc. in Gainesville, but once Friday night comes around, his focus is on the Gainesville High Red Elephants.

October 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


School rallies for fallen runner

Alberto Diaz is lying in a hospital bed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, but the eighth-grade stroke victim's spirit is bounding through the halls of South Hall Middle School, perhaps more than ever.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bus wreck leads to 3 minor injuries

Three Hall County students complained of minor injuries Thursday morning when two school buses hit head-on at Memorial Park Drive and Atlanta Highway.

October 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defense: Evidence withheld in ex-deputy’s trial

A former Forsyth County deputy convicted of illegally accessing child pornography on a county computer may get a new trial after allegations surfaced Thursday that a county employee withheld crucial evidence in the case.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK zip line canopy tour

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a zip line canopy tour in North Hall.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community group reaches out to city, county ‘islands’

If you live on a street where some houses are in the city of Gainesville and some are in Hall County, it can be hard to know which elected officials to turn to.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children are silent victims of domestic violence

The equivalent of at least one classroom packed full of Hall County school children live in homes plagued by domestic violence.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New parking deck won't open for Mule Camp

In a last-minute announcement, Gainesville officials said Thursday the city's new downtown parking deck will not be ready for patrons at this weekend's Mule Camp Market.

October 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Simmons won't appeal ban from school board election

Gainesville Board of Education member Kelvin Simmons did not file an appeal following the city's decision that he is ineligible to seek re-election this fall.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ couple share their tips at wellness expo

Amy and Phil Parham know just how difficult it can be to lead a healthy life while trying to balance work and family commitments.

October 07, 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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