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Dahlonega soldier on the mend

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens doesn't remember the explosion or being thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia College & State University has new face for alumni relations

North Georgia College & State University students will be happy to know someone new joined their team today.

May 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Job expo at Blackshear Place Baptist Church may help open doors

FLOWERY BRANCH - An employment expo Tuesday at Blackshear Place Baptist Church will feature information on job networking and writing résumés, hopefully opening doors to those in the community who are looking for work.

May 31, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Mouth guards can save teeth during summer fun and games

As you prepare to send your child off to various summer sports camps with their pads and uniforms, you may want to throw in an additional piece of equipment - a mouth guard.

May 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State rule keeps Hall GOP from endorsing Cagle, Deal

A change in state party rules has prevented Hall County Republican Party members from endorsing candidates for statewide office.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government surplus food to be distributed Thursday

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Army Reserve Center, 570 Shallowford Road, next to Target.

May 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meeting will help Braselton prepare for next couple decades

BRASELTON - Participants attending Braselton's comprehensive plan meeting helped nail down how future development types in three areas of town should be designed and implemented.

May 31, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Brenau Barbecue & Banjos comes to tasty finish

Both backyard braggarts and professionals at cooking barbecue came together Saturday at the Brenau University amphitheater to compete in the first Brenau Barbecue & Banjos festival.

May 30, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Students pursue the American dream

When Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa spoke at Gainesville State College on April 3, more than 400 students came to the Oakwood campus to hear the formerly illegal migrant worker speak of his climb to the pinnacle of American success as an award-winning neurosurgeon.

May 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Neighborhood watch success a mixed bag

Two neighborhoods with the same goals were at different stages when residents gathered Saturday for separate cleanup efforts.

May 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cooley house is one of last remaining structures from Martin Institute

JEFFERSON - With its stately white columns and red brick exterior, the Cooley house in Jefferson looks like a very pretty house on a very quiet block.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Veterans struggle to get by

LULA - Miguel O'Casio seemed to be doing fine.

May 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young burn victims get support from firefighters, each other at Winder facility

WINDER - The young, new arrivals to the summer camp with the Native American name that evokes "cool water" can be shy at first.

May 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain moves out; warmer weather moving this way

Get it while the getting's good.

May 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Support group plans picnic, games to lift spirits of soldiers’ loved ones

With husbands and fathers having just left for military deployment overseas, a group supporting families here at home are hoping to lift spirits with some food, fun and games.

May 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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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