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Laurelwood found negligent in molestation

A Hall County jury decided this week that a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse treatment facility was negligent in a 16-year-old male patient's molestation of two minor female patients.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Furlough day is upon city of Gainesville

Gainesville's first furlough day for its employees is just around the corner, and the effect of fewer hours on already lightly staffed city departments is yet to be seen.

November 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Peach State Bank on Washington Street. No one was hurt.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Missing elderly Hall County man located

An elderly Hall County man who went missing Wednesday was located at a Cobb County drug store this morning and has been reunited with his family following a brief hospitalization, authorities said.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Fair Street school in the works

Fair Street community residents expressed excitement and a desire for appropriate growth planning at a meeting Thursday night that launched plans for a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Holiday lights warm Gainesville square

The lights around downtown Gainesville were illuminated for the first time Thursday, signaling the start of the holiday season.

November 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jury rules for plaintiff in Red Hat Club trial

The bestselling 2003 novel "The Red Hat Club" treaded a little too close to one woman's real life, a Hall County jury decided Thursday in a case that could have wider implications in the publishing world.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Authorities search for missing South Hall man

Authorities are searching for an elderly Hall County man who suffers from dementia.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson residents oppose church expansion

JEFFERSON - When First United Methodist Church of Jefferson arrived, it was the only structure in the immediate area.

November 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Work starts on South Hall project

With the work visible to Interstate 985 motorists, a multiyear, multiphase development has gotten off the ground at Candler Road in the old Central Park.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzler’s husband must pay back money

The husband of a woman who embezzled more than half a million dollars from a local doctor's office conspired with his wife to take the money and is now responsible for paying it back, a jury decided Thursday.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council discusses future water options

Maybe the new director of the state's Environmental Protection Division can help Gainesville and Hall County officials move forward on the development of Cedar Creek Reservoir.

November 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accidential shooting injures 10-year-old girl

A 10-year-old South Hall girl is in good condition today following a Wednesday night accidental shooting at her home.

Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said that at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a call at a home on Wintergreen Court off Pine Vale Road, where they found a 33-year-old man and the girl wounded by a gunshot.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Smokeout a shoe-in: Display makes a statement, then a donation

Quitting can be hard, but several local organizations hope a special exhibit along Downey Boulevard today will help push people to stop smoking.

November 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


College students don’t welcome fee hikes

Gainesville State College student Eric Gonzales will have to work another day at the college's technology help desk to pay his $50 student fee increase next semester.

November 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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