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Police give more details of tip letter

A North Carolina law enforcement agency has released new information about an anonymous letter that could be the key to solving the case of a missing Blairsville woman.

January 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm watch issued; snow, sleet and ice possible

No, it's not déjà vu. Forecasters are predicting a weekend snowfall - again.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Acceleration issue sparks Toyota recall

If you own a Toyota that was made after 2003, there is a good chance that it is on one of two recall lists.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Embattled Obama vows progress in State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, urging Congress to not give up on reform.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turner remembered as helpful, influential

Renowned local businessman Roy Turner Sr. was laid to rest Wednesday in Alta Vista Cemetery.

January 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 7 years for fatal punch

One punch left a family in mourning.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man charged in burglary

A Gainesville man has been arrested and charged with a July home burglary, officials said.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portion of Dixon Drive closed for drainage repairs

A portion of Dixon Drive in Gainesville will be closed until at least noon today while crews work to repair a storm drain.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fifth-graders will have the chance to keep up language classes

Fifth-graders with a "passion and ability" for languages will be able to have intensive language instruction when they get to middle school this fall, said Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safety officials plan for hazardous chemical emergencies

If a chemical spill happens in Hall County, local governments and businesses will be ready.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defamation lawsuit winner now wants attorneys fees, too

The legal battle over "The Red Hat Club" isn't quite over.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Book sale to benefit Jefferson Public Library

JEFFERSON - If you have some loose change in the cup holder of your car, you may be days away from buying your next favorite book.

January 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Super Speeder’ promotion draws fire

The CEO of a planned motorsports park in Dawsonville says a promotion offering free half days at the track for people who bring in a "Super Speeder" ticket is not encouraging folks to speed.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | 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


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