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Former Forsyth deputy's child porn trial is under way

GAINESVILLE - Testimony continued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the trial of a former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy on child pornography charges.

July 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Latest state budget cuts include schools

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered more cuts to the state's budget Tuesday, including at least three furlough days for all state employees.

July 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braselton mayor aims for state Senate seat

BRASELTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will be seeking election for a different office this fall.

July 21, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Girl pulled from Lanier last weekend has died

A 4-year-old Clarkston girl who was rescued from Lake Lanier at Buford Dam last weekend died Tuesday, officials said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula opens Veterans Park to honor sacrifices

The city of Lula celebrated the opening of its Veterans Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning.

July 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Councilmen Dunagan, Wangemann will seek re-election

Gainesville City Councilmen Danny Dunagan and George Wangemann want to keep their seats on the council.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville rehires 25 teachers, hires 8 new ones

The Gainesville school board rehired 25 teachers who were let go at the end of the school year, according to district officials.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham County school system makes AYP

The state Department of Education announced last week that Habersham Central High School's appeal of the Adequate Yearly Progress rating of the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students was successful.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps to waive day-use fees at Hall County parks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will waive day-use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps at recreation areas Aug. 1-9.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal officials start examining plane crash probe

Federal officials are just now beginning to investigate the wreckage of a plane that left Cleveland on Friday and was found near Hayesville, N.C., on Sunday.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County Commissioners to discuss funding regional group

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for more money at its Thursday board meeting.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Visitor ‘arrested’ for eating chicken with fork

Ginny Dietrick fought the law Monday. But this time, she won.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville almost finished with waterline upgrades

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is closer to reaching its goal of replacing all of the city's old water pipes.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents speak out against Price Road project

A large group of North Hall residents came to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday clad in red to support preserving their rural way of life.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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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