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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


Portion of old parking deck closed

A portion of Hall County's parking deck is closed due to cracks in the top floor.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia Tech president touts school's ties to Hall County

New Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson greeted Gainesville Rotarians on Monday at the civic club's luncheon.

October 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two facilities help entrepreneurs get started

As jobs become more difficult to secure, many are beginning to think outside the box.

October 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Vote set Wednesday for DOT board

For the third time in two years, state legislators from the Georgia's 9th Congressional District will, on Wednesday, decide who will represent the district on the state transportation board.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys Food Factory catering

An early morning fire destroyed a catering business on White Sulphur Road today.

October 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in burglary

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

October 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New DOT Web site addresses teen driving

The Georgia Department of Transportation has launched a new Web site for teenage drivers and their parents.

October 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public health director lives dream as a doctor

Some grandmothers give socks as gifts. Others choose dolls or action figures to keep the grandkids busy. Dr. David Westfall's grandmother gave him books and a game plan for his future.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau grad fights for her life

Around this time last year, Tori Fobb was gearing up for her last season on the Brenau University Golden Tigers Softball Team.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flu cases dwindling in Jackson schools

JEFFERSON - The number of students with the flu or who have flu-like symptoms in Jackson County schools is starting to decline, according to a news release from the school system.

October 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Moonshine festival raises funds for needy children

DAWSONVILLE - The Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville celebrated is 42nd year this past weekend with shopping, car shows and plenty of food.

October 25, 2009 | By Jennifer Messer The Times | Local


Concerns rise about charter school funding

A metro Atlanta issue has found its way to the back steps of area schoolhouses.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch opens a new lodge for its ‘family’

FLOWERY BRANCH - One of Eagle Ranch's newest buildings started as a drawing on the back of a napkin.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Aging Oakwood shopping center gets face-lift

OAKWOOD - The 20-year-old Merchants Crossing Shopping Center off Mundy Mill Road is getting an updated look, with the company that operates the center hoping new and upcoming area road improvements will stir up business.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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 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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