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Gas station opponent now pleased with developers’ plans

Though he fought hard - and lost - against developers who wanted to bring a gas station to the edge of his retirement community, Tuesday night John Snyder spoke on behalf of the owners of the future RaceTrac gas station at the corner of McEver and Browns Bridge roads.

December 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula officials hope new pump ends rain-induced sewage spills

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin gets nervous every time it starts to rain.

December 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County set to alter school schedules

The Hall County Board of Education is on track to adopt a hybrid schedule next school year that would allow the system's high schools to operate with 35 fewer teachers. Hall Superintendent Will Schofield estimates the move will annually save the system between $2.5 million and $3 million.

December 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST V collections near target

Despite the economic woes of the last year, SPLOST V collections were nearly on target.

December 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deaton Creek helping sheriff’s office provide Christmas to needy

HOSCHTON - The Village at Deaton Creek homeowners hope to do their part in providing Christmas for needy families.

December 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sought in Blairsville woman’s disappearance

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation wants the public's help in finding a man who may be involved in the August disappearance of a Blairsville woman.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Red Cross: Give the gift of life by donating blood

During this season of giving, there's one gift that many people tend to overlook - blood donation.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sex ed course to be re-evaluated

A new sex education curriculum proposed for all elementary schoolers in Gainesville has caused too many parents and educators to blush, and the school board is prompting the district's Sex and AIDS Review Committee to re-evaluate the elementary curriculum it approved this spring.

December 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public suggests renewing police accreditation

After two years in Gainesville, Daniel Duvall is here to stay.

December 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Lights raises $75,000 for hospice this year

Although the night air was chilling on Monday night, Hannah Langston was warmed from the inside as she stood outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 governors to talk water Dec. 15

The governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all preparing to lend their voices to the tri-state water rights discussions.

December 07, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas and Melissa Weinman bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton woman convicted of fraud

ATLANTA - After a four-day trial and the jury's five-hour deliberation, a federal jury convicted Katherine Twigg, 48, of Hoschton on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of wire fraud.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Images are burned into Pearl Harbor survivor's memory

JEFFERSON - Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rainy weather expected to continue

If it seems like we've been getting more rain than usual for the past few months, it's not your imagination.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


ACF basin group set to meet Thursday in Albany

Finding common ground is the mission of a group set to meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, an area that includes Lake Lanier.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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