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Annexation hearing called for Thursday by Hall Commission

On Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for Gainesville officials and anyone else who wishes to speak about the city's annexation.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics complaints filed against 2 Hall commissioners

Hall County resident Douglas Aiken has filed an ethics complaint against Hall County Commissioners Tom Oliver and Billy Powell.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wheelchair athletes will compete for national title

The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team is rallying the community for support as the wheelchair athletes prepare for their second national championship try in two years.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lumpkin man charged in arson at pharmacy

Lumpkin County Sheriff's officials have taken out an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for an arson at the Dahlonega Rite Aid last month.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Official: Vagrants likely caused fire in abandoned building

Gainesville fire fighters put out a small fire at a vacant structure on the old ferris wheel property Monday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State colleges add 15,000 to rolls

Spring enrollment numbers for the 35 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia jumped 5.8 percent over spring 2008.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


House fire called suspicious

Hall County Fire Services is still trying to determine whether a fire that destroyed a duplex in the New Holland Mill area Sunday night is the result of arson.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County bike, skate park may rise on donated land

Hall County is looking to develop a skate park and other facilities after receiving a land donation of more than 70 acres.

April 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


A solemn start to Holy Week

Worshipers at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville focused both on the joy of Jesus' return into Jerusalem and the pain of his crucifixion in a Palm Sunday service that was both joyous and solemn.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


March to Atlanta focuses on reform

A line of about 140 religious marchers - led by a Christian carrying a large cross and ending with a Buddhist monk chanting - walked through Gainesville on Sunday praying for the humane treatment of Georgia's immigrant population.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chilly showers may hurt flowers

Saturday and Sunday made for a beautiful spring weekend - sunny and breezy with highs in the low 70s - but tonight it may dip below freezing and you could see some flurries or snow showers.

April 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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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


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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