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Wauka school closer to charter status

Wauka Mountain Elementary School's charter petition won approval from the Hall County school board Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming a charter school next fall.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville gas line work forcing partial road closure

Travel will be limited on Thompson Bridge crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall road changes in store this week

Starting today, North Hall motorists will notice some changes in traffic flow on two well-traveled roads.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple hopes to hit Lake Lanier dock lottery

A West Hall couple's five-year quest for a dock permit has come down to a lottery.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


1 of 7 holiday traffic fatalities was in Hall County

Seven people have died on Georgia roads this holiday weekend, including one person killed in a Hall County wreck.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Better conditions make for better Labor Day on Lanier

As the water returned to Lake Lanier this summer, so did the dollars.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin County man killed in property dispute

A Lumpkin County man was killed Monday when a property dispute that had gone on for more than 20 years escalated into an argument, according to a sheriff's investigator.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Covington airport to close for runway work

COVINGTON - The Covington Municipal Airport will close for runway construction beginning Sept. 21 and could remain closed until November.

September 07, 2009 | By Gabriel Khouli Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofits plan for upcoming fundraisers

The economic situation is presenting obstacles for everyone, and many nonprofit organizations are taking a hit as giving goes down.

September 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Lula’s new park filling up with bricks honoring veterans

Lula's Veterans Park is coming to life with 207 bricks laid in honor of soldiers and more bricks sold every day.

September 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street man recruits community to preserve area

Emory Turner, 61, still lives in the Gainesville neighborhood where he was born and raised.

September 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Healthy Monday: Seasonal flu shots now available

With the recent arrival of seasonal flu shots, now is the time to begin protecting yourself from H1N1, health officials say.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont celebrates its community

CLERMONT - Lawn chairs replaced pews as several hundred people crowded Clermont Park on Sunday morning for a church service as part of Clermont City Celebration.

September 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area food bank will hand out goods on Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County will distribute food to 500 families on Saturday provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the federal stimulus act.

September 06, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public invited to comment on kart racetrack plans

BRASELTON - Georgia Karting, which has proposed to build a new racetrack in Braselton, has scheduled a public meeting in Braselton on Thursday to discuss its plans.

September 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


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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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