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Hundreds of rowers return to Lanier for John Hunter Regatta

As the afternoon sun shone on the Clarks Bridge Park rowing venue, Nils Thompson sought shade at the venue's tower.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Homer's Garrison Easter Egg Hunt ends after 50 years

After 50 years, an area Easter tradition is coming to an end.

April 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New homes at Eagle Ranch offer more new beginnings

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Those first few steps across the wide front porch may clop a little louder under the weight of a heavy heart.

April 04, 2009 | Ben Holcombe Times regional staff | Local


Cleveland egg hunt draws big crowd and the prizes disappear quickly

How long does it take to pick up 18,000 Easter eggs in Cleveland?

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 cry foul over Ponzi scheme equipment seizure

So far the only things federal authorities have found worth seizing from admitted Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell are 10 pieces of heavy equipment worth perhaps $300,000.

April 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water war lands in lap of scientists

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall addressed the National Academy of Sciences on Friday in Washington, asking the academy to let "good science" solve the issue of how water should be distributed in the Chattahoochee River basin.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


It's the return of the rowers

Rowing is back on Lake Lanier today when the John Hunter Regatta returns for the first time in four years.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 Legion posts find a home with merger

Two area American Legion posts with pasts linked to the segregation era plan to steer a new course in the future.

April 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers hunt for old courthouse treasures

JEFFERSON - Armed with rubber gloves, face masks and flashlights, members of the historic courthouse restoration committee braved the dark rooms and corridors of the old Jackson County courthouse last weekend in search of important documents and artifacts.

April 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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


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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


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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