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Meet your government: Official delights in diversity

Dave Moody has been an educator for more than 17 years, but he said the past five years directing elementary education in Hall County schools have been the best.

December 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Organization recognizes Lanier Tech for HVAC program

Lanier Technical College recently received recognition from a national accrediting organization.

December 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Booster seats safe, group says

A recent report on booster seat safety has caused confusion and undue concern for parents, the nation's largest child safety advocacy group says.

December 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Braselton bonds get A- rating

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton received an A- bond rating from Standard & Poor's on its water and sewer revenue bonds, which will fund several town projects in the next two to three years.

December 27, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Y2K plus 10: Is fear of crash past?

Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.

December 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville adds marketing to its 2010 to-do list

The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.

December 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper ends 32-year career with Gainesville Police

Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.

December 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Foster parents open homes, hearts to hundreds

As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.

December 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton OKs lights for park trail, playing fields

JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.

December 26, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hard work pays off for student

The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.

December 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clergy put in long hours to prepare for Christmas services

For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New rights center director fights for underprivileged

Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.

December 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marines deliver gifts to tots spending holiday in hospital

Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.

December 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 men plan to appeal terror sentences

ATLANTA - The two men sentenced to prison earlier this month for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

December 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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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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