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School helped woman become a ‘normal mommy’

Donna Aldridge now feels like a "normal mommy."

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville preschool marks 25 years of helping families

The miracle of a newborn child is heralded with joy and celebration. But where do parents turn for help when their little miracle has a disability?

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Club members bound by a love of books

In a small, plain room at the Blackshear Place Library, a handful people gathered in what would appear to an outsider as a typical business meeting.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Despite move indoors, Heart Walk was a success

The foggy and muggy weather didn't bring down the spirit of American Heart Association Heart Walk participants Saturday morning at Riverside Military Academy.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A decade later, Nix's murder still a mystery

Ten years have passed since 18-year-old Elaine Nix made a call from a convenience store pay phone and was never heard from again.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain expected to continue into Sunday and beyond

Any pause in the raindrops over the next few days may be brief, with more likely to start the work week.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Natural gas ‘expert’ will examine your energy bill

Natural gas customers in the Atlanta Gas Light service area can take their gas bills to the Hall County Extension office Monday to discuss how to lower them with a natural gas educator.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sunshine Seniors offer lessons on food that’s good for you

The Sunshine Seniors are all about good taste - and food that's good for you, too.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Church’s ‘Emporium’ lends a hand to women in need

At the annual Heart & Hands Emporium, every purchase changes the world - even just a little bit.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall’s foreclosures may have reached new peak

If the legal advertisements in recent issues of The Times have seemed hefty, there's a reason, according to local real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Renovations starting on Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Starting next week, Jackson County's Historic Courthouse in downtown Jefferson will see some exterior renovations begin, with the hope of finishing this chunk of the restoration process by the start of next year.

September 19, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


ZF embezzler gets 9 years in prison

Even if Charlotte Baghose sold her car, her house and all the belongings inside it, she couldn't come close to repaying all the money she stole from her employer of 20 years.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to hold seminar on bidding process

Hall County has opportunities for businesses ranging from construction to dentistry and wants to teach local companies how to find them.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Runner critical after stroke at school cross country meet

A South Hall Middle school student remained in critical condition Friday after suffering a massive stroke during a cross country meet earlier this week.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monday seminar explains help from HOPE

While many high school seniors haven't decided where they'd like to attend college, it is never to early for parents and students to learn about available grants and scholarships.

September 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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