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Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 die in head-on crash in South Hall

The driver's low blood sugar may have been a contributing factor in a head-on collision Thursday that killed two Flowery Branch residents, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 17, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Edie Rogers sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; erogers@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vice President Biden announces money for high-speed Internet

UPDATE: Georgia's Republican Governor, Sonny Perdue, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue this morning: an effort to improve communication - and attract industry - in North Georgia.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State GOP plans to pick new House leaders today

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives are expected to meet at the state Capitol today to choose their leaders for the 2010 session.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New sketch circulated in Cornwell case

Kristi Cornwell's 39th birthday will be marked with a candlelight vigil Sunday in her hometown as authorities continue to track down new leads in the Blairsville woman's disappearance more than four months ago.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reward offered in copper theft case

The theft of some $10,000 worth of copper from a Gainesville business has led to an investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and a reward for any information on the incident.

December 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton to update water, sewer

BRASELTON - With a little financial assistance, the town of Braselton plans to embark on three projects to upgrade its water and sewer system.

December 16, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


CDC warns flu e-mail probe is a scam

If you receive an e-mail from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking you to create a personal H1N1 vaccination profile, don't open it.

December 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ground broken on Lanier Career Academy’s expansion

Educators from Hall County schools and Lanier Technical College united Wednesday to jump start a deeper partnership at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

December 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton police chief to resign post; last day Jan. 4

HOSCHTON - Hoschton Police Chief Jeremy Howell informed his staff Wednesday morning that he would be resigning his position, according to city officials.

December 16, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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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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