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New Americans take oath at Gainesville courthouse

Ermias Yoseph raised his right hand and took the oath of citizenship Friday along with 45 other men and women from 22 countries.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County's Vision 2030 plan is on track

A consultant to Hall County's Vision 2030 planning program said the county is making great strides in reaching some of its community goals for the next 21 years.

May 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Forsyth residents debate dog chain law

CUMMING - A proposal to change Forsyth County's animal control ordinance drew praise and scorn from residents Thursday night.

May 08, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Wine event to raise money for shelter

The wine will flow for a cause on May 16 at Brenau University's Yonah Hall.

May 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SUV rollover kills 1, injures 4 near Clermont

A woman was killed and four other people were injured in a rollover accident in Clermont on Friday afternoon, officials said.

A Ford Explorer was northbound on Clarks Bridge Road at high speed shortly before 3 p.m. when the driver lost control, crossed over the center line and left the road near Trinity United Methodist Church, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dallas Vanscoten said.

May 08, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Sara Guevara | Local


Children at Boys & Girls Clubs spoil their mothers

Mothers of the children at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were treated to a mariachi band Friday as the club celebrated one of the most important holidays in Latino culture.

May 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fundraiser goal for ambulance in reach

During these tough economic times, most people would be unlikely to turn down free money.

May 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Deputy quits after positive alcohol test

A Hall County deputy resigned this week after he was found to be under the influence of alcohol while appearing in court to testify.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ice Cream Run fundraiser set for Saturday

The Association Recovering Motorcyclists, Chapter 59, is holding a Goat's Ice Cream Run Saturday beginning at at Big Bear Cafe on Main Street in Gainesville.

May 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Ninth District Opportunity awarded federal funds to aid charity groups

Ninth District Opportunity in Gainesville has been awarded federal stimulus funds worth $54,017 to help provide emergency food and shelter in Hall County.

May 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Saturday car show to help veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 772 is holding a car show on Saturday.

May 07, 2009 | | Local


Humane Society offers rabies clinic, fundraiser

The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled its 12th annual Kennel Caper & Rabies Clinic for Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, 400 Shallowford Road in Gainesville.

May 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Heads bow, hands clasp downtown for National Day of Prayer

They came from all walks of life to stand shoulder to shoulder in the downtown square, with heads bowed.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson courthouse demolition paves way for its restoration

JEFFERSON - Members of the Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee donned hard hats and watched earlier this week as a construction crew began the abatement and demolition process at the courthouse.

May 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Fundraiser celebrates 20 years of CASA helping kids

Over the last 20 years, trained volunteers have appeared in juvenile court to advocate more than 3,000 abused or neglected children in Dawson and Hall counties.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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North Georgia Community Foundation accepting philanthropist, leadership nominees

The North Georgia Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th year, is accepting nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year and Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy awards.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG hosts regional STAR student gala

Some of the region's finest and highest-achieving students are headed to bright futures at some of the country's top colleges.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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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