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Public will get chance to comment on Flowery Branch traffic study

FLOWERY BRANCH - With roads first laid out in horse and buggy days, Flowery Branch is looking to solve some modern-day transportation woes - and city officials want the public's help.

October 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Yellow Ribbon Program aids loved ones of Army Reserve unit headed overseas

Gainesville-based soldiers and their families were preparing for battle on two fronts Saturday.

October 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cleveland man dies in Dawson County wreck

The death of a 31-year-old Cleveland man in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night was the sixth fatality on Dawson County roads in 2009 and first since the spring.

October 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County man faces drugs, weapons charges

A North Hall man was arrested Friday morning, charged with several counts of weapons and drug violations.

October 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson County precincts remain unchanged

Two members of the Dawson County Elections Board say the county's some 10,000 registered voters can be served by two precincts, one in town and another on the county's east side.

October 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County sheds 54 jobs

The hard realities of the recession hit home last week as 30 Forsyth County government employees lost their jobs. The positions were cut to offset the 2009 budget deficit of $6.2 million and aid projected 2010 figures, which are deeper in the red.

October 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State high court panel’s study targets population’s legal needs

JEFFERSON - When it comes to legal issues, a Supreme Court of Georgia committee has found that low- to moderate-income households are less likely to seek out representation.

October 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Banquet will celebrate club’s long history

What started out as a community service organization has blossomed into a well-known environmental watchdog group.

October 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County leaders will help pursue next steps in ongoing water wars

Gov. Sonny Perdue's Water Contingency Task Force includes a few Hall County notables who say they are looking forward to culling resources together for the future of Georgia's water supply.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall farmers lose cattle to mysterious mutilations

Someone or something is mutilating cattle on the Cooper farm.

October 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Street trees need a boost, property owners told

Betty Norton wants to do her part to keep Green Street green, and she's asking other property owners on the historic Gainesville street to join her.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deficit blocks city from using funds to fix schools' roofs

The Gainesville City Board of Education cannot gain access to about $7 million in capital outlay funds that could have been used to fix leaky roofs in five school buildings because the district has a budget deficit, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

October 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville superfan is the voice of Red Elephant football

Walt Snelling may work for Carosal Enterprises Inc. in Gainesville, but once Friday night comes around, his focus is on the Gainesville High Red Elephants.

October 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


School rallies for fallen runner

Alberto Diaz is lying in a hospital bed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, but the eighth-grade stroke victim's spirit is bounding through the halls of South Hall Middle School, perhaps more than ever.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bus wreck leads to 3 minor injuries

Three Hall County students complained of minor injuries Thursday morning when two school buses hit head-on at Memorial Park Drive and Atlanta Highway.

October 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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UNG hosts regional STAR student gala

Some of the region's finest and highest-achieving students are headed to bright futures at some of the country's top colleges.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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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