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Evans wastes no time, declares bid for Deal’s seat

Former State Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has become the first announced candidate to succeed Nathan Deal in Congress.

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jackson County residents help protect others from dangerous dogs

The scene has all the makings of a courtroom drama.

May 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson residents hope to get more dramatic

In addition to the traditional children's activities and adult fitness classes, the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department is adding something new this summer - a theater workshop.

May 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Happier trails for mountain bikers

Just in time for warm weather, the Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trail System's renovations offer new trails for avid bikers and first-timers alike.

May 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safety lessons start at school

With school about to wrap up for the year, more students will be spending more time at home.

May 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Deal cites leadership roles in launching campaign for governor

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Police find vehicle linked to Athens shooting suspect

May 01, 2009 | Kate Brumback The Associated Press | Local


Reservoir needed to meet Hall’s growth, spokesman says

The Hall County Board of Commissioners met Thursday with Glade Woodland Farm representatives to ask questions about the planned reservoir in northeastern Hall.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 50 professionals receive thanks from their mentees

More than 50 local professionals with a heart for young people gathered at a luncheon Thursday where they were honored for taking nearly 60 students under their wings at work this year.

April 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


March of Dimes Walkamerica hoofs it for the health of babies

The March of Dimes is hoping to see 1,000 people come out to WalkAmerica on Saturday to raise money for premature babies.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentally unstable man who robbed taxi drivers gets 20 years

A mentally unstable man was convicted this week of taking part in the robbery of a female cab driver who was struck with the blunt end of a meat cleaver.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drug Free Coalition of Hall County launches Web site

A new Internet Web site is asking folks to face the problems of substance abuse in Hall County.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire prompts evacuation from Gainesville plant

Gainesville firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire Thursday in a portion of the roof at a large manufacturing facility on Old Oakwood Road. There were no injuries.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 150 athletes from area compete in Special Olympics

Overcast skies didn't stop dozens of athletes from gathering at East Hall Park for a day filled with a variety of friendly competitions.

April 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2010: A win for Deal could be a win for Hall County

Joe Satterfield makes no bones about it: A politician isn't worth much if he doesn't look out for his hometown.

April 30, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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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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