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Braselton’s downtown streetscapes plan moves forward

BRASELTON - Braselton's downtown streetscapes project has received some initial guidance regarding its design.

October 17, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Breast cancer survivors introduced to fly fishing by women’s club

Sure, fly fishing tends to be a sport loved by men, but don't say that to members of the Georgia Women Flyfishers.

October 17, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Georgia DOT prepares for more work on area roads

If a dry spell settles in as predicted, the last big piece to the massive overhaul of Interstate 985 in South Hall is expected to fall into place by midmorning Thursday.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs celebrate successes

The "positive place for kids" wants to showcase its successes to the community during its upcoming Futures 4 Kids Gala.

October 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center named in top 5 percent for heart procedures

If you are in need of world-class cardiac care, look no further than your own backyard.

October 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students get look at area’s poverty

Sociology students at Gainesville State College are doing more than just learning about Hall County's social problems. To get an "A" in class, they have to spend an evening trying to alleviate them.

October 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Warmer houses won’t burn up bank account as much this winter

Residents could get a taste of winter this weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food giveaway targets hunger

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will distribute food to 800 families in the Hall County area today.

October 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man pleads guilty to escape death penalty

Allan Robert Dickie's crimes - stabbing a woman more than 30 times, then sexually assaulting her as she lay dying - made him a prime candidate for the death penalty.

October 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


277 homeowners vie for 174 docks

You can bet Bill and Diane Felder of West Hall have Oct. 28 circled on their calendar.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau professor charged in child molestation

A Brenau University professor has been arrested on child molestation charges for an incident that allegedly occurred at the school, police say.

October 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suicide suspected in Boggs Creek death

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was recovered from Boggs Creek in Lumpkin County as a suicide.

October 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson County OKs budget, tax rates

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Commission approved its 2010 budget and millage rates Thursday, but not without debating the county's decision to forego funding the 401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement program for employees.

October 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Regional staff | Local


Medical center again ranked No. 1 in Ga. for cardiac care

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as the top hospital in Georgia for overall cardiac care and among the top 5 percent in the nation for the fifth consecutive year in a national report.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Food distribution set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank has planned a food distribution for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, located at 1 Positive Place in Gainesville.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank expects to serve 800 households with this distribution. People who qualify for The Emergency Food Assistance Program are eligible to receive this food.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Centennial Arts Academy celebrates reading bowl victory

Children waved signs, shouted chants and slapped the hands of their school's victors.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | 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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