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Flowery Branch student wins Energy Bowl

A Flowery Branch High School student earned top honors in the Jackson EMC Energy Bowl out of 18 students representing schools in 10 different counties.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hospital aims to improve the odds for stroke victims

Each year, about 700,000 people suffer a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association, and of those who survive the stroke, 21 percent of men and 24 percent of women die within a year.

November 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood moving forward on sewer project

Oakwood is poised to take a major step in fulfilling longtime plans to upgrade its sewer capacity with the help of Braselton.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agency wants to help grandparents with Christmas gifts

During the holiday season, parents often scurry to get the season's hottest toy for their children - going from store to store, shopping for hours online or braving Black Friday crowds.

November 29, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hanging of the Green gets multicultural touch

The setting was a well-established Gainesville First United Methodist Church and the occasion a traditional Hanging of the Green ceremony.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Week to start out with cold, rain

Don't forget an umbrella as you walk out the door this morning because the expected occasional showers could put a damper on your day.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


City firefighters got busy across town Sunday

Gainesville firefighters were spread out across town early Sunday putting out grass and leaf fires, as well as a blaze that destroyed a vacant two-story home.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company’s failure puts claim holders in hard place

Southeastern U.S. Insurance Inc. was declared insolvent more than a month ago, but the effects of that action still are being felt by several area agencies and individuals.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Campus cops joining forces with other law agencies

At the state Board of Regents' request, Gainesville State College's police department is working to acquire "mutual aid" agreements with surrounding police agencies.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


At Sardis, open classrooms lead to open minds

Molly, a golden retriever, and Zena, a German shepherd, were recent guests of a Sardis Enrichment School class.

November 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New star over Bethlehem

The Mayor and Town Council of Bethlehem got their wish for a new star on Nov. 21, when a brand new beacon was raised over the town square.

November 28, 2009 | Kathy Bridges Times regional staff | Local


Woman killed in North Hall car accident

A Gainesville woman was killed in a one-car wreck in North Hall early Saturday morning.

November 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers clean up aggressive plant

A crew of Master Gardeners, students, faculty and other volunteers have teamed up for a cleanup effort with a challenging goal: remove thick Chinese privet out of Gainesville State College.

November 28, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


More pharmacies offer walk-up clinics for minor illnesses

It is shortly after noon on Wednesday and Stacy Carlson is in Walgreens waiting for her 5-year-old son's medical appointment.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A neighborhood watch on wheels

Gainesville police are enlisting a new ally in their efforts to combat rising burglary rates.

November 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | 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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