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Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


US House passes health care bill

November 07, 2009 | | Local


Sore feet worth the walk for cancer survivor in 3-Day event

When Buffy Brunner walked into the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day two weekends ago, she started crying.

November 07, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Praying for the children

Twenty-five years ago, a mother was concerned about the welfare of her children as they prepared to go off to school.

November 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New life breathed into historic track

In its 42 years of existence, the half-mile oval track outside Jefferson has seen its share of racing legends going door-to-door.

November 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools hold Veterans Day celebrations

Theodore Golab couldn't help but tear up as he climbed the hill to Martin Elementary School's baseball field.

November 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Retailers welcome holiday shoppers

This year, holiday shoppers are starting early.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Small-business center plans several workshops

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville has scheduled several upcoming workshops at its offices at 999 Chestnut St.

November 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group launches gift drive for seniors

Halloween just passed and Thanksgiving has yet to arrive, but many people have already turned their attention toward Christmas.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forest service’s ‘green’ building gets gold award

U.S. Forest officials in Georgia have gone gold - er, green.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday seminar offers college scholarship information

Parents and students alike will have the opportunity Monday to learn more about scholarships and grants that are available for future college students.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shoe drive helps others’ soles

Let somebody take a walk in your shoes for once.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall honored for student achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Friday that West Hall High School is being honored as a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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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