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Company’s failure puts claim holders in hard place

Southeastern U.S. Insurance Inc. was declared insolvent more than a month ago, but the effects of that action still are being felt by several area agencies and individuals.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Campus cops joining forces with other law agencies

At the state Board of Regents' request, Gainesville State College's police department is working to acquire "mutual aid" agreements with surrounding police agencies.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


At Sardis, open classrooms lead to open minds

Molly, a golden retriever, and Zena, a German shepherd, were recent guests of a Sardis Enrichment School class.

November 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New star over Bethlehem

The Mayor and Town Council of Bethlehem got their wish for a new star on Nov. 21, when a brand new beacon was raised over the town square.

November 28, 2009 | Kathy Bridges Times regional staff | Local


Woman killed in North Hall car accident

A Gainesville woman was killed in a one-car wreck in North Hall early Saturday morning.

November 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers clean up aggressive plant

A crew of Master Gardeners, students, faculty and other volunteers have teamed up for a cleanup effort with a challenging goal: remove thick Chinese privet out of Gainesville State College.

November 28, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


More pharmacies offer walk-up clinics for minor illnesses

It is shortly after noon on Wednesday and Stacy Carlson is in Walgreens waiting for her 5-year-old son's medical appointment.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A neighborhood watch on wheels

Gainesville police are enlisting a new ally in their efforts to combat rising burglary rates.

November 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville, Flowery Branch to meet in state semifinal

This we know: Hall County WILL have a team play for the state football championship.

November 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police want feedback on performance

Gainesville police want the people they're sworn to serve and protect to say what kind of job they're doing.

November 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council considers new regulations

Among a slew of new regulations that the Gainesville City Council will vote on Tuesday is a proposal that removes jails from the list of designated public uses, more heavily regulates group homes in the city and requires residents and developers to apply and pay a fee for minor developments like the construction of a patio.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteers give holiday makeover

While driving through downtown Jefferson, it may seem like the annual Christmas decorations just appear by magic. But it is actually the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

November 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton resort lights up for holiday season

Friday's brisk weather formed the perfect backdrop for the North Pole's most famous resident to arrive at Château Elan.

November 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public sounds off on Barrow school board’s proposed rules

Amid concern from the community as well as a lawsuit involving Barrow County schools and a former teacher's Facebook page, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders has removed from consideration a proposed policy that would regulate teacher/student relationships and employees' online conduct.

November 27, 2009 | Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Local


First Steps earns grant

A program to help parents of newborns has received a $15,000 grant.

November 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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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