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Skate park designer wants to hear kids’ ideas

Renowned skate park designer Wally Hollyday came to Chestatee Middle School on Tuesday to hear from local skaters about what they want in the upcoming Cool Springs park.

September 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor forms water task force

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a task force to develop water contingency plans across the state.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville doesn’t like water authority plan

Gainesville officials aren't keen on joining the "North Hall Water Authority" proposed by Hall County, but have agreed to meet with county officials before moving forward with the construction of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

September 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road work to limit traffic flow at West Hall intersection

One lane of traffic on McEver Road at Chamblee Road has been closed for road construction.

September 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Dead vegetation along highway is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH - A row of dead trees and other vegetation along Atlanta Highway entering this South Hall city has puzzled area officials.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students learn giving can be global

Some local students are learning lessons that aren't in the state curriculum but reach far beyond the walls of the school house.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School systems brace for more budget cuts

JEFFERSON - When it comes to budgets, Georgia school systems may not have seen their bottom line shrink for the last time.

September 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Speed limit increased on stretch of I-985 north as construction winds down

Motorists now can pick up the pace legally on Interstate 985's northbound lanes at exits 16 and 17.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s level likely to peak soon

Lake Lanier is still on the rise - but maybe not for much longer.

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students help schools affected by flood waters

Spout Springs Elementary fifth-grader Amy McDonald, 11, can only imagine what it might be like for flood waters to destroy her school.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Census: Nearly 22 percent in Hall without health insurance

When it comes to health insurance, most Hall County residents - and Americans for that matter - are covered, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Time may be running out for Dawsonville day care

DAWSONVILLE - Ann Mullinax covered her face with her hands when she learned she likely will have to close her child care center in downtown Dawsonville.

September 28, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Belk’s sale benefits nonprofit groups

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this fall.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson to sell College Street property

JEFFERSON - After an opposing vote failed, the Jefferson City Council has approved selling a parcel of property located at 55 College St.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College earns national research grant

Chemistry students at Gainesville State College have a new opportunity to conduct laboratory research while earning their associate degree.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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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