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Local Islamic leader condemns Fort Hood shootings

News that an Army officer that is a Muslim was responsible for the fatal shooting of 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, brought strong condemnation from a local Islamic leader.

November 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local




Flowery Branch revisits commercial sewer surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to review the fairness of charging all businesses a $15-per-month sewer surcharge added earlier this year to monitor grease traps.

November 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS earns $15,000 in Title I funds

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Wednesday that Gainesville High School has been named a National Title I school and will receive $15,000 in federal funding.

November 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local fitness centers feel threatened by proposal

To Michael Graham, deputy director of Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department, converting an unused meeting room into a fitness center at the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center makes sense.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Guardsmen marching to commemorate historic ‘Band of Brothers’

One National Guard unit is honoring the soldiers of the past with a 101-mile march from Toccoa to Atlanta.

November 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyers scarce outside metro Atlanta

When it comes to dealing with legal issues, having quality representation can be just as important as proper evidence.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


IRS aims to answer tax questions at Saturday event

If you have some tax issues that you've been meaning to get around to but haven't found the time, Saturday may be your day to get things straightened out.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Options lacking for young offenders

Late last month, three children, ages 11, 12 and 14, were charged along with a 17-year-old adult with burglarizing a Laura Drive home and stealing jewelry.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Mulberry Creek center opens next weekend

At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the South Hall Community Center closed its doors for good.

November 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tuesday night stabbing was self-defense

A man who was detained in the stabbing of a Flowery Branch man acted in self-defense, authorities said Wednesday.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Take a trip down Georgia’s historic trail

If you've driven along U.S. 129 in the past few months, you might have noticed a few brown road signs along it, marking it Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council opts to convert unused meeting rooms into fitness center

Owners of area fitness centers and Gainesville's mayor opposed a measure Tuesday to fill the meeting rooms at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center with fitness equipment.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville gives initial approval to rezone Fair St. area

Gainesville City Council members on Tuesday sided with residential property owners who organized to keep business interests from infringing on their neighborhood.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County: Community center to close this morning

The South Hall Community Center will close at 9 a.m. to allow the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services staff to transition into the new Mulberry Creek Community Center.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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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