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State water task force considered a good idea

It is not certain who will serve on Gov. Sonny Perdue's water contingency task force, but some officials say its creation is a step in the right direction.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Market to plant seed for political chats

Jaemor Farms Market is trading in peaches for politics this evening as it holds the first of several town-hall style meetings.

September 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn ban ends as October begins

Feel the chill? Leave that sweater in the closet - it's bonfire season again.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather again delays I-985 project

Maybe it was a jinx of some kind.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action, banter in ‘Robin Hood’ aim to please whole family

When you hear the shrill "ting!" of swords in the new WonderQuest production of "Robin Hood," that's not a well-cued sound effect.

September 30, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Three shows start at local high schools

Students at a few area high schools will soon be taking audiences on three very different journeys.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement reached in fatal fall

Charles "Chuck" Frissell was being the gentlemen he always was in the accident that claimed his life.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More charges in Avita case

Authorities believe the former volunteer coach of a high school dance team was embezzling money from the nonprofit agency where she worked in order to pay club dues and recreation fees for dozens of students, including her daughters.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Road work closes West Hall street

Road work on McEver Road at Chamblee Road in West Hall will close Allen Circle to through traffic until 3 today, Hall County officials said this morning.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools recognized for test achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced nine Hall County schools won the second annual Superintendent's Distinguished Achievement Award.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers’ paychecks hit by pay cuts, furloughs

Mimi Mathis, a school counselor at McEver Elementary, will collect a smaller paycheck today. So will most teachers in Georgia.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Graveside vigil marks 10 years

Balloons floated into the sky with personal messages for Elaine Nix as the sun set Tuesday night at Memorial Park Cemetery, 10 years after the East Hall teen was found dead.

September 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skate park designer wants to hear kids’ ideas

Renowned skate park designer Wally Hollyday came to Chestatee Middle School on Tuesday to hear from local skaters about what they want in the upcoming Cool Springs park.

September 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor forms water task force

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a task force to develop water contingency plans across the state.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville doesn’t like water authority plan

Gainesville officials aren't keen on joining the "North Hall Water Authority" proposed by Hall County, but have agreed to meet with county officials before moving forward with the construction of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

September 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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