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Only Lanier, Hartwell basins are in drought

Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 04, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Rising lake gives boaters a boost

It's been a soggy week, but all the rain has helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open many boat ramps on Lake Lanier that had been closed because of the low water level.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pilgrimage aims to support immigrants

Some activists will kick off Holy Week in Gainesville by calling attention to immigration reform.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three charged with influencing a witness

Three Forsyth County residents were arrested Thursday and charged with attempting to influence a witness, Sheriff Ted Paxton said.

April 04, 2009 | | Local


Rite Aid pharmacy damaged in fire to reopen on Monday

The Rite Aid pharmacy in Dahlonega that was damaged by a deliberately set fire March 2 will reopen Monday.

April 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2 men charged with burglarizing home

Two Cleveland men were arrested after they allegedly were caught burglarizing a Candler Road home Friday morning, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

April 04, 2009 | From Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local student has a grand time on ‘Millionaire’

Fashion proved to be Justin Floyd's downfall.

April 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lake Lanier hits highest level since '07, 10 feet below full pool

Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 03, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local




Fla. lawmakers call for river system study

Two Florida lawmakers have reintroduced federal legislation calling for a study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System. Lake Lanier is the largest reservoir on the river system.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville college student finally gets ‘Millionaire’ moment

Justin Floyd has been keeping a secret for almost six months. But today, the truth finally will be revealed.

April 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sunny days on the way today

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.

April 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Man crashed $500K Ferarri, pleads guilty

It was a joyride that didn't last very long.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville cannot issue bonds for Public safety facility project

City officials soon will sign over the ownership of their public safety facility to the Gainesville-Hall Redevelopment Authority to secure bonds for the site.

Gainesville's Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told council members Thursday that because of a technicality the authority will have to issue bonds for the public safety facility and the downtown parking deck.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch library to host arts festival

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family Saturday, look no further than the Spout Springs Library.

This Saturday, the Flowery Branch facility - which is a part of the Hall County Library System - will host its first Spring Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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