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Forsyth County school district secures freedom

CUMMING - Forsyth County has become the second school district in the state to be granted freedom from some state mandates.

April 05, 2009 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Veteran attorney anxious for jury duty

Defense attorney Anne Watson has a lot of admirers.

April 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A fighting chance for the weak at heart

It's a dilemma for cardiologists: What do you do if your patient is too sick to survive the heart procedure that could save his life?

April 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Officials work to mold kids into recyclers

Everyone can do their part to keep more re-usable products out of overflowing landfills, even preschoolers.

April 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


With the recession, some feel it’s time for an educational renaissance

From the Dark Ages came the Renaissance, the world's most sweeping intellectual rebirth.

April 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville Public Utilities saves money, but at a cost

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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


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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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