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Census forms are due in the mail today

Have you mailed in your census form?

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High School students construct a 7-year-old’s dream playhouse

When Olga Riano bought the raffle ticket, she had in her mind the perfect place for the grand prize, a life-size playhouse.

March 31, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Boy suffers broken leg after being hit by truck

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the mother of a toddler who was hit Tuesday by a truck she was operating.

March 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldier returns home to house gutted by fire

Fire has destroyed the home of a soldier returning home from Afghanistan.

March 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Kids, seniors get a kick out of Easter egg hunt

The Lanier Village Estates on Wednesday got a head start on Easter by inviting the kids from Challenged Child and Friends over for an Easter egg hunt.

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth demotes lead fire investigator

Following nearly a month's suspension, Forsyth County's former fire marshal has been demoted and issued a warning.

March 31, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson council debates cutting department director post

JEFFERSON - An impromptu discussion has brought the attention of Jefferson officials to the city's Public Works director position.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems struggle to find areas to cut

Although the federal government has announced that Georgia will be receiving an additional $416 million in stimulus funds, area officials welcome the funds with mixed emotions.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board to hold forum on possible facility closure

Jones Elementary school parents and staff will get the chance in two weeks to share their thoughts about the school possibly closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Toddler hurt after being hit by vehicle

A 2-year-old boy was flown from Hall County to an Atlanta hospital after a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening, but initial reports were that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crime on the lake small, but hits boat-dock owners hard

The lake's up and the economy's down. Could that spell more thefts from boat docks?

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood backs Clermont in library fight

Oakwood has joined Flowery Branch in backing Clermont in its battle against the Hall County Board of Commissioners over placement of a new North Hall library.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow hospital asks top court for review

The chief executive of Northeast Georgia Medical Center said Tuesday he was disappointed that Barrow Regional Medical Center is asking for a state Supreme Court review of a Court of Appeals decision that paved the way for a hospital in South Hall.

March 30, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center: a place to heal and reflect

The Wilheit family believes the beauty of a garden can heal.

March 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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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