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U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau needs some help and instead of asking for volunteers, the department is looking to hire a few thousand Americans.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sawnee customers can track energy use

Sawnee EMC has launched a new Web site that allows customers to track their daily energy use over the previous 30 days and other information.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT engineer working the kind of job he envisioned

Matt Needham is a triathlete and scuba diver, so being lowered 75 feet into a dark hole should be a cinch, right?

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pooches show off their stuff in agility trials

Their owners may have been a little subdued by the cold, rainy weather Sunday, but the dogs competing in agility trials at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center were raring to go.

November 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hospital drives economic growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's explosive growth in recent years has not just added jobs, it has made the hospital one of the central economic engines of the region, according to a recent independent report.

November 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged after standoff with police

Gainesville police charged a man with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated sodomy after a lengthy overnight standoff at Orchard Brook Apartments.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Returning hero surprised with a sweet ride

The jaw-dropped expression of Army Spc. Devin Carey said it all.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Special-needs school program faces cuts

Violent outbursts, an inability to self-regulate or feelings of disorientation in a school of hundreds of kids can lead a special-needs student to a Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support school.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bilingual ballots may be coming to Hall

Though decisions by the Hall County Board of Commissioners usually have lasting impact, a recent request to provide election materials only in English could become a moot point as early as next year.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Santa Claus makes his Christmas season debut at Lakeshore Mall

Six-year-old Madison Traxter is a little too bashful to state what she wants for Christmas out loud, but she will whisper it to her grandmother, Kerri Hanrahan.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Veteran and author helps military personnel overseas get free books

JEFFERSON - Malcolm Campbell, a Jefferson author, is so excited about having people read his books that he is giving them away.

November 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Care Ministries serves area seniors a pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Care Ministries presented its second annual Pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday in honor of senior citizens at Church Street Manor Apartments.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Plan to add workout gear at Meadows center still upsets gym owners, YMCA chief

Though it has been almost three weeks after Gainesville City Council members voted to approve the purchase of fitness equipment for the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, those who oppose it are not backing away quietly.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toddler dies after shooting himself; father charged

A Gainesville toddler died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found. His father was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ledan Extension reopened

Hall County Road Maintenance announced Saturday that it has reopened the Ledan Extension to traffic.

November 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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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