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Challenge: Read 3 books a month, share with others

Some Hall County middle schoolers will spread their love for reading across the community as three schools compete in a reading rally that ends in April.

November 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


He’ll be ‘Walking to New Orleans’

Paul Leslie may have come up with the ultimate tribute to a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

November 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

DAWSONVILLE - Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 26, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Good News Thanksgiving meal draws some 300 people

Hundreds of people flowed in and out of the doors of the Good News at Noon homeless shelter on Thursday.

November 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ID theft risks up in shopping season

Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season also marks the beginning of the holiday stealing season.

November 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Club seeks donations for Empty Stocking Fund

The Gainesville Jaycees will be bringing Christmas joy to 490 children this year as part of the club's Empty Stocking Fund.

November 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brisk weather in store for tonight’s football playoffs

Area High school football fans will need to bundle up tonight as they head off to quarterfinal contests in Gainesville, Buford and Columbus.

November 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter seeks injured dog’s owner

Officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter are hoping to reunite an injured dog with his family.

November 26, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | Local


Annual multicultural concert set for Sunday

If you go, get there early.

November 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville could close on CSX property by end of the year

A property purchase key to the development of a greenway in midtown Gainesville has been delayed, but city officials say they expect to close on the old CSX railroad property by the end of the year.

November 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather slows Hoschton Park progress

Construction on Hoschton Park in western Jackson County has been slowed somewhat by the rainy weather in September and October, county officials said.

November 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Families of deployed guardsmen grateful despite being alone for the holidays

Feeling upbeat, let alone thankful, on one of the calendar's most family-oriented holidays would seem especially tough for loved ones of military family members serving in a war zone abroad.

November 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Giving from the heart for a Gainesville tradition

Want to make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need?

November 25, 2009 | By Nicki Price For The Times | Local


Got old stuff? Don’t toss it; donate it

As you are sprucing up your home for the holidays and thinking about getting rid of that old sofa or set of dishes, you may want to think about giving those items a second chance.

November 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Motel to be torn down

Over the years, the Gainesville Motel has played host to celebrities like Paul Newman and Barbara Mandrell.

November 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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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