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Officials say duplex fire might be accident

A fire in a duplex on East Main Street displaced two families and killed five pets Tuesday, according to Hall County Fire officials.

November 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Defamation suit over book comes to trial

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50's-era television series "I Love Lucy."

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


RADAR: Check out local weather conditions

November 10, 2009 | | Local


Rain continues tonight; another 2 inches possible

UPDATE:

November 10, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Connector plan meets dead end

Routes that would have placed the Northern Connector through the properties of homeowners near Lake Lanier have been scrapped by the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.

November 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners debate giving local businesses advantage with bids

The Hall County Board of Commissioners still is looking at ways to give local businesses a leg up in the county's competitive bidding process.

November 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Proposed schedule change worries Hall teachers

Educators past and present weighed in on the advantages and disadvantages of block scheduling at the Hall County school board meeting on Monday.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lanier Tech reaches out to adult students

Juan Escamilla stopped going to school 22 years ago.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Workshop details grants, loans for affordable housing

The Newtown Community Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are hosting a Georgia Dream Single Family Development Program event Thursday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resurfacing to begin on Ga. 365

Work is set to begin Wednesday night on resurfacing of Ga. 365 from Ga. 369 to Ga. 52 funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Hall County.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville utilities work to interrupt water service

Water service will be interrupted Wednesday in areas of Gainesville for water main improvements.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Veterans Day events

Here are a few of the observations and events this week marking Veterans Day, which falls on Wednesday.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson budget OK despite lower sales tax collections

JEFFERSON - Sales tax collections may be down, but so far the city's coffers have stayed out of the negative.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Toys for Tots campaign seeks donations

The Christmas season officially started Monday for local agencies partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. More than 150 donation boxes are in place throughout Hall County and await your new, unwrapped toy.

November 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to approve a general-fund 2010 budget of $3.285 million.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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