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Plans for real estate career simply didn't fly

Talk about bad timing.

September 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


This holiday weekend, focus is on the labor-less

With millions of Americans unemployed, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know anyone who has been laid off - if they themselves haven't recently lost a job.

"Labor Day 2009 arrives at a critical juncture in the economic history of the United States of America. The Great Recession has already claimed the jobs of 14 million American workers," said Michael Thurmond, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner. "Seismic economic forces are restructuring America's work force and the long-term effects will be pervasive and permanent."

September 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair Street, Butler alums celebrate their beloved alma maters

Forty years ago this fall, the halls of Butler High School were strangely silent.

September 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area schools ponder showing Obama’s speech

As controversy swirls over President Barack Obama's planned televised speech Tuesday to students across the nation, local school districts are deciding how to handle it.

September 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Keeping a close watch on sexual predators

No free man is as closely watched by Hall County authorities as Michael Eugene Cromer.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Complete list of area qualifiers for municipal races in Northeast Georgia

The following are candidates for Northeast Georgia.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Web site lends a voice to the US health care debate

With all of the debates centering around proposed health care reform, it's hard for some people to determine what's truth and what's fiction - especially if they can't read the bill.

September 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board member faces qualification challenge

Longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may not be on the school board election ballot this fall because of a new state anti-nepotism law.

September 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall’s star wrestler helps others get ‘Made’

Professional wrestler A.J. Styles had a busy morning planned, between appearances on two TV sets and a lineup of speaking engagements - all before lunch.

September 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Couple get prison in meth case

A man who operated a crude methamphetamine lab inside a mobile home a few feet from where toddlers slept was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

September 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall offices closed 2 days next week

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed on Monday, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Will patrons heed call of football?

As the college football season ramps up, local business owners are counting on plenty of rambling and barking fans to ease their recession woes.

September 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Westfall named Clermont postmaster

Chuck Westfall was named postmaster of Clermont, effective Aug. 29.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in North Hall

A skunk found in the Pea Ridge area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, according to Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control.

September 04, 2009 | | Local


Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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