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New light eases traffic — and parents

A traffic light wasn't a given thing, even though it sat above a busy four-lane road at the entrance to a community center and future middle school.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library expands job-hunt toolbox

Hall County libraries now offer new tools for the job hunt - and they can be accessed anywhere.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools focus on furlough days

Following the state's decision last month to cut another 3 percent from K-12 school districts and cut funding for three days for all school employees, Hall County and Gainesville school systems are pinpointing which days will be axed from employees' work schedules.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Picking up where the road dropped off

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Brown Street today marks what many in the community say needs to be the first step in improving the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

August 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Grease suspected in wastewater spill

Between 18,000 and 24,000 gallons of wastewater spilled this morning near Brenau Lake, between Lakeview Drive and Enota Drive in Gainesville.

August 03, 2009 | | Local


1 charged in Browns Bridge wreck that blocked road

A two-vehicle wreck on Browns Bridge Road injured two people and blocked the major Gainesville roadway for approximately half an hour Monday afternoon, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Friendship Road lanes are open

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three people injured in North Hall wreck

Emergency crews are working a wreck on Thompson Bridge Road in front of the Kroger-anchored shopping center.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Our least-valued coin celebrates 100 years

You could say it's worth $1 today.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman seeks support network for troops' loved ones

FLOWERY BRANCH - Catrina Blackburn considers herself luckier than many parents of military personnel getting set for deployment overseas.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New lanes, ramp open on I-985

South Hall motorists can expect a couple of big traffic changes this week.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council votes Tuesday on water rate

The Gainesville City Council will make a final decision on the city's 2010 water rates and hold a public hearing for three zoning items at its meeting Tuesday.

August 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Sheriffs investigating car break-ins at Lake Lanier Islands

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


How do you feel about Glades Reservoir?

A public meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. Officials will give a presentation explaining the project, followed by time for public comments and questions.

August 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Robert Croy welcomes you with a smile and a story

Robert Croy's knowledge of local history is more vast than the depths of Lake Lanier.

August 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


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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