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Special Olympic athletes gather for fun, community support

Bowling champions, basketball stars and many other athletes reunited Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center for Special Olympics Day in Gainesville and Hall County.

February 06, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Group home owner seeks rezoning

The owner of a local home for men seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions is making what may be his third unsuccessful attempt to operate legally in the city.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson Teacher of the Year moves from training employees to teaching kids math

JEFFERSON - Dave Cuddy spent years in the business world, but in 2002, he decided to abandon that life for one in the classroom.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City seeks to loosen rules on Mundy Mill neighborhood

The Mundy Mill mega-development may never be what it was cracked up to be.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Reunion subdivision developer planning to settle with bank

The developer facing foreclosure on three Reunion subdivision homes in South Hall said he plans to settle his multi-million dollar loan dispute before his property is auctioned off.

February 06, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Local legislators suspicious of plan to appoint positions

A proposal made by Gov. Sonny Perdue to appoint - rather than elect - four statewide constitutional officers has some "pretty high hurdles to overcome," said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Friday.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton grapples with how to fund city services

Hoschton has recently made what Mayor Erma Denney said were several tough decisions to reduce expenses. But instituting property taxes hasn't been one of those choices.

February 05, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Teachers, school employees step in where nurses leave off

It started innocently, with a piece of candy.

February 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fifth-grade bookworm wins Jefferson schools spelling bee

JEFFERSON - One by one, the competitors fell, until only Mary Harkness remained.

February 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County lawmaker wants ignition interlock considered for first-time DUI offenders

A Forsyth County lawmaker wants first-time convicted DUI offenders to blow into a device before they can start their cars.

February 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Juveniles arrested in Harmony Church Road burglaries

Three juveniles were arrested this week in connection with three burglaries that occurred on Harmony Church Road last month, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said.

February 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


1 dead in Cleveland Highway accident

A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after his truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic Thursday on Cleveland Highway.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ramey three-peats in record-length spelling bee

As spelling bees go, it was a duel for the ages.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moye makes a move to Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


North Hall anxiously awaits sewer service

Hall County presented the preliminary plans for sewer in North Hall to an enthusiastic crowd of area property owners Thursday at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

February 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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