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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


Congressional leaders to discuss water wars

Congressional leaders from Florida, Georgia and Alabama are scheduled to meet today to discuss what role they will play in a conflict over water rights between the three states.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two separate Hall County fires under investigation

An early morning fire destroyed a catering business Monday on White Sulfur Road.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in Gainesville burglary

Gainesville police have charged four people, including three children, in the Saturday burglary of a Laura Drive home.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Boat dock permit lottery set for Wednesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a lottery Wednesday morning to determine the order of reviewing requests for Lake Lanier dock permits.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson Halloween celebration spread out over 2 days

JEFFERSON - Halloween may fall just once a year, but in Jefferson, residents have found a way to create a multi-day celebration.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local company creates Travel Channel Web site feature

One local company has proved that it doesn't matter where you are - as long as you produce good work.

October 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Making some new discoveries

There's something special about entering the Museum of Inspired Learning at the da Vinci Academy at South Hall Middle School. The air crackles with energy as seventh-graders who designed museum exhibits share their wealth of knowledge with elementary schoolers - for free.

October 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson council approves reduced budgets

JEFFERSON - With early voting nearly over, hundreds of Jefferson voters have already cast their ballots prior to next week's elections.

October 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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