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College students seeking knowledge across nation, globe

These days, dental student Kaley Peek spends much of her time indoors studying.

October 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local tech schools leading the surge in enrollment

Allen Johnston knew exactly what he wanted to do after he lost one of his jobs - hit the books.

October 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regions to close 121 branches

A Regions Bank branch in Gainesville is one of 121 Regions branches that will close early next year.

October 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Child serves as key eyewitness to Oct. 5 shooting

A 7-year-old boy re-enacted for police a fatal shooting he said he witnessed at a Gainesville public housing project, according to court testimony Wednesday.

October 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin's Steve Gooch wins seat on DOT board

Steve Gooch, the former chairman of the Lumpkin County Commission, was elected as the third person to serve out the rest of a five-year term representing the state's 9th Congressional District on the state Department of Transportation board.

October 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


EMC wants to test your knowledge

Students with a little math and science know-how could earn themselves a free trip to the nation's capital.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Government offices, libraries to close Friday for furlough day

Hall County government offices will be closed Friday for a monthly county-mandated furlough day.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Girl found OK after leaving ballet practice

A 12-year-old girl was recovered safe and sound Tuesday night after being reported missing from a ballet class on the Brenau University campus.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Heating bill aid applications begin Nov. 2

Local residents can apply for help with their home heating bills from Ninth District Opportunity Inc. beginning Monday.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


School invites students’ male role models to walk the halls, get involved

Centennial Arts Academy is opening its doors to dads and providing them with an opportunity to become a hallway hero.

October 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hospital stands ready, but not yet overwhelmed with flu cases

Some hospitals may be having issues keeping up with the number of people being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms, but locally, administrators say it isn't an issue.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City to change Red Rabbit routes

An expansion of Hall Area Transit's Red Rabbit bus service is imminent, but officials with the service want to talk to residents once more about the specifics.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Burglaries alarm local residents

Gainesville resident Ani Pierce thinks it's a good time to be in the alarm business.

October 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-EPD leader discusses end to water crisis

BUFORD - A former state environmental chief intimately familiar with the tri-state water wars said Tuesday night that a group of firms - including his own - have volunteered their time toward resolving the longstanding issue.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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