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Visitors bureau casts for alcohol sales at fishing tournament

Laurel Park's first major fishing tournament is coming soon.

February 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


France salutes Dawson County WWII vet

A Dawson County man was among 10 World War II veterans from the Southeastern United States honored recently in Atlanta.

February 07, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Local Boy Scout troop celebrates centennial

With a couple of anniversaries to celebrate, Boy Scouts served up dishes of peach cobbler cooked in kettles over a fire and showcased other skills Sunday at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

February 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


More rain, cold headed in Hall’s direction

A rainy winter, with more wetness on the way in Northeast Georgia, has been a good thing for Hall County firefighters.

February 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New venue provides big possibilities for Hoschton market

HOSCHTON - Fresh produce, local art and other handmade goods are among the items people can find inside the recently revamped Hoschton Farmers Market.

February 07, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Schools track energy use to save it — and money

Everyone wants to be an energy star.

February 07, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


A virtual view of community

Want to take a virtual stroll down memory lane? Get nosy in a new neighborhood? Walk along a street 2,000 miles away without leaving your computer?

February 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Who Dat?’ Area’s loyal Saints fans all fired up

Today is a special day for Ken Hale, Brittany Goss, Charles Joseph and all the other long-suffering members of Who Dat Nation.

February 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson woman’s tragedy helps push antifreeze bill forward

JEFFERSON - Becky Davis has spent the better part of the last year and a half working to enact legislation to prevent what happened to her dogs from happening to anyone else.

February 06, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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


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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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