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Cuisine to corrections: Restaurateur leaves business to work at prison

The restaurant business burned out Jim Lockaby, whose culinary savvy behind a stove has been seen on an Alaskan oil rig and the Cleveland Dairy Queen Brazier.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP officials discuss possible property tax hike at forum

During a forum hosted by Hall County GOP on Saturday, commissioners took opposing views on a potential property tax increase that could generate $1.6 million in revenue for the general fund.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge to be closed starting Monday

Georgia DOT announces a detour will close the Ga. Highway 284/Clarks Bridge Road Bridge over Lake Lanier for a maximum of 10 days beginning Monday.

June 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Times’ foster care series wins first place award

The Times took home a first-place Associated Press award for public service for its October series "Broken Bonds," highlighting the foster care crisis in Hall County, and a best portfolio award for images by Times photographer Scott Rogers.

June 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman Figueras will not seek re-election

Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras announced that she will not seek re-election this fall during a community meeting Saturday morning.

June 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds keeping road plans up in air

An eight-month extension here and two-month extension there in federal transportation funding isn't doing much for Georgia Department of Transportation's road plans.

June 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Support group for former inmates starts in Gainesville

A light went off in the head of Melvin Hall three weeks before leaving prison.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 43 years, iconic deli going to new owners

At first glance, an Inn-Between sandwich is quite simple. There's a thick layer of mayonnaise, a pickle cut longways, meat, cheese and bread.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County moves forward with development of new subdivison

Hall County has allocated $45,000 to finish paving Baker Road, which juts off Candler Road.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau dean appointed to Professional Standards Commission

Brenau University's Sandra Leslie, dean of the College of Education, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Professional Standards Commission.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lee Hawkins appointed as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments has named State Representative Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, as the vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Large search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.

June 12, 2015 | Dawson Community News | Local


Ask The Times: Armadillos slowly migrating their way farther north

I was driving down Thompson Bridge Road near the Social Security Office and noticed a dead armadillo in the center turn lane. I was surprised to see one this far north. Is this something new or have they been here and I just have missed them?

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

June 12, 2015 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Hall County officials weigh tax increase

Commercial property owners are bracing for the financial burden of reassessments on land and building values this year as Hall County officials weigh the option of a tax increase.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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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