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New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecaster: Conditions ‘perfect’ for snow on Thursday

There's a good chance that Northeast Georgia will be covered in snow Thursday.

January 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced for role in strip club fire

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

Former Army medic Sandeo Pablo Dyson, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 1, 2007 arson fire at Club Onyx.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The gavel's in Bruner's hands now

Gainesville has a new mayor and new mayor pro tempore for the next two years.

January 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton tops US list for high-growth areas

From staff reports

January 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bond denied in murder case

Saying a 19-year-old murder suspect posed "a significant and substantial risk to flee," a judge denied bond in the case Tuesday.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High-speed networks heading for the hills

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Tuesday to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.

January 05, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road work in Cumming will detour traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a detour to facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection at Brookwood and Caney roads.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Blazes keep firefighters busy

Hall County firefighters responded to at least two fires Tuesday as temperatures plunged.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Resident to lead Georgia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. began Tuesday his one-year term as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

January 05, 2010 | | Local


Workshops educate board members

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County hosted a workshop Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations in the community get a fresh start in the new year.

January 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cable franchise fees bolster cities’ budgets

Having cable service may do more than keep your family entertained. It may also help your local government provide quality services and balance its budget.

January 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man seeks bond after conviction is overturned

A Hall County judge who sentenced a man to 18 years in prison nearly three years ago was asked Tuesday to grant him bond.

January 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Alta Vista Cemetery to throw out holiday arrangements

Family and friends who placed holiday flower arrangements on graves at Alta Vista Cemetery must remove them by the end of January, according to a notice from the city.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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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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