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WomenSource culminates first year with fundraiser

WomenSource will celebrate its first birthday with the Power of the Purse Fundraiser on Thursday.

September 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyer says ex-Gainesville police dog handler will be cleared

The lawyer for a former Gainesville Police Department dog handler believes his client will soon be cleared of wrongdoing in a controversy involving the training of a dog that was later euthanized.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4 new Gainesville police dogs learn old tricks

There's been a changing of the guard for Gainesville's police dogs.

September 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


4-1 vote means 18 more firefighters for Gainesville

Councilman George Wangemann was the only council member Tuesday morning who voted against a federal grant that would allow the city to hire 18 new firefighters.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville cuts funding for Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to withdraw funding from the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau and use the money to market city tourism attractions on its own.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital, health agencies prepare for flu season

For Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this fall is like any other flu season - encourage visitors and staff to wash hands and use tissues.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall school system able to rehire 23 laid-off teachers

Staffing is settling into place for Hall County schools as nearly two dozen teachers laid off last school year are back to work.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Contractor could be liable for late parking deck finish

It is still uncertain whether the contractor building Gainesville's new downtown parking deck will be held liable for not completing the deck on time.

September 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cleaning up closed landfill

Hall County will present the findings of a study on groundwater pollution from an old landfill at 5 p.m. today in the Courthouse Annex.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce special election canceled

The special election set for today in the city of Commerce has been canceled.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


West Jackson residents participate in comprehensive plan process

BRASELTON - Who said coloring is just for kids?

September 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This time last year, gas was topping $4 a gallon

A year ago today, fuel prices in Georgia peaked at a staggering $4.17 per gallon of regular gasoline.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas line work will limit traffic flow on U.S. 129

Travel will be limited on Cleveland Highway crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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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