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Whitmire to join city’s tourism efforts

United Way official Tracy Whitmire soon will join Gainesville government as the city's new convention and facilities sales manager, City Manager Kip Padgett said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


End of the Lion for Oakwood grocer

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Appeals court says Georgia can challenge water ruling

ATLANTA - Georgia's legal fight to continue using Lake Lanier as a water supply is still alive.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firefighters practice taming the flames

The official term is "pressurized container fire control," but most folks just call it the Christmas tree.

January 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mothers take heed of advice on kids

The problem today with parents - specifically mothers - is that they have become fearful of their children, according to John Rosemond.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers, students gather aid for Haitian quake victims

When a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti last week, Hall County teachers immediately incorporated the disaster into their lessons.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson surveying recent graduates

JEFFERSON - They may have already graduated, but some former Jefferson High School students might have the ability to affect the lives of younger students.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Norton to give annual economic forecast

Real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. will present his annual Native Intelligence business report tonight at the Georgia Mountains Center for the 23rd time.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hotel robbed at gunpoint, suspect at large

Gainesville police are seeking a man who robbed the Quality Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall leaders want sales tax glitch fixed

ATLANTA - Representatives from Hall County governments met Wednesday at the Capitol in a show of solidarity to fix the state's disjointed sales tax collection system.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy airlifted for burns

A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today after being scalded at home, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Obama's first year: Supporters, detractors decry partisan politics

One year ago today, the nation's capital was abuzz as thousands of supporters made a pilgrimage to witness the historic presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

January 20, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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