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Giving from the heart for a Gainesville tradition

Want to make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need?

November 25, 2009 | By Nicki Price For The Times | Local


Got old stuff? Don’t toss it; donate it

As you are sprucing up your home for the holidays and thinking about getting rid of that old sofa or set of dishes, you may want to think about giving those items a second chance.

November 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Motel to be torn down

Over the years, the Gainesville Motel has played host to celebrities like Paul Newman and Barbara Mandrell.

November 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State settles fatal trooper wreck

The state of Georgia has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a motorcyclist killed in a 2008 collision with a state patrol car in Lumpkin County.

November 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget safety rules while fixing holiday feast

Thanksgiving Day is not even 24 hours away and it is officially crunch time for chefs everywhere.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cold turkey: Cool air moves in for Thanksgiving

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose as you head to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends or join thousands of others seeking Black Friday shopping deals later this week.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


New tree, same Love Lights

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center flips the switch Dec. 7 on the Love Light tree, it will mark the 30th year of the fundraising program that has raised $1.6 million for hospice.

November 24, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Waste disposal owner takes White County to court

The legal claim by the owner of a White County septic waste disposal facility that he has a constitutional right to spray his property with human waste is "laughable," county officials said in court filings this week.

November 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arson suspected in house fire

A vacant house off Atlanta Highway burned Tuesday night, and firefighters suspect the blaze was intentionally set. No one was injured.

November 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Check your wheels before you travel this holiday weekend

The countdown to the official Thanksgiving travel period is on.

November 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospice workers seek to brighten the holiday season

James Pierce is quite the charmer.

November 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is open

Gainesville's new downtown parking deck is officially open.

November 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group that worked to defeat North Hall connector routes not going away

Four proposed routes for the Northern Connector have gone away, but the Lake Lanier Community Preservation Association hasn't budged.

November 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program finds uses for junk, keeps trash out of landfill

Recycling isn't always just glass bottles and aluminum cans.

November 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Property bill deadline coming up right after holiday

In the rush to prepare for Thanksgiving, don't forget to visit the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office.

November 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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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