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Feds to change immigration detention policies

The head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on Thursday announced an overhaul of a system of detaining illegal immigrants he believes is disjointed and too reliant on contracts with private industry.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps hears support for reservoir

Nine people lined up to support the construction of the Glades Reservoir at a public comment session Thursday night, but it was only the court reporter who heard what they had to say.

August 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Cross seeks blood donors; supply is low

The American Red Cross is urging individuals to donate blood as supplies throughout the Southeast have reached a critical low.

August 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Talk set for next week on health care

On Wednesday, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will hold a discussion on health care featuring two Georgia congressmen.

August 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Animal Control supervisor investigating complaint

Sometimes the simplest conflicts hinge on miscommunication.

August 06, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Many say texting-while-driving ban would be hard to enforce

Legislation introduced by the U.S. Senate could have Georgia looking to ban texting while driving, but local law enforcement officials say that laws on cell phone use are hard to enforce.

August 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lisa Clark Gonzalez reaches settlement in custody case

The former Lisa Clark, who made headlines when she had a child by a 15-year-old husband 22 years her junior, has reached a new agreement on visitation with the child, an attorney said Wednesday.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teens plead guilty to armed robbery

Three teenagers who robbed a Gainesville cab driver of $32 at gunpoint were each sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Wednesday as emotional family members looked on.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Riverside Academy announces appointments

Andy Jobson will serve as Riverside Military Academy's vice president and dean for academic affairs. Jobson began working at Riverside in 1995 as a teacher and department chair of English and social studies.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth deputy arrested on fraud charge

A 10-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has resigned following her arrest over the weekend on felony charges.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Students encouraged to show school spirit at weekend festival

Attention all high schoolers: Bring your basketball skills and school spirit this weekend to get geared up for school.

August 05, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Family vows to continue night spot after owner’s death

JEFFERSON - The death of a local proprietor has caught an entire community off guard, but his family is planning to make sure his legacy continues to thrive.

August 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City dedicates new well road after town legend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a new road, named after a woman who was one of its oldest residents when she died in February.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street teachers return to remade lounge

Dozens of ooh's and ahh's floated through the hallways of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School on Wednesday as Principal Will Campbell unveiled a redecorated teachers' lounge made over with the help of Blackshear Place Baptist Church members.

August 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drivers get more room as Mundy Mill lanes open

Three lanes are now open in each direction of Mundy Mill Road/Ga. 53 from Blackshear Place Baptist Church to the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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