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Planners nix appeal in setback dispute

The Hall County Planning Commission stuck by the letter of the law when it denied an appeal at its meeting Monday.

March 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Health departments offer free screenings

March 26 is American Diabetes Alert Day. But officials at District 2 Public Health believe the issue is too important to confine to a single day, so they're giving it an entire month.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Group wants to ‘Open Doors’ to disabled women

Our Neighbor Inc. needs money to open doors for young people with physical disabilities.

March 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials hurry to submit stimulus projects

On Monday, Hall County received bids to build a replacement post for the Georgia State Patrol on U.S. 129.

March 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Student advances to state spelling bee

Davis Middle School student Parker Ramey has done it again.

March 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rain causes spill of untreated sewage in Lula

The recent rains are to blame for a sewage spill Monday in Lula, according to a news release from the city.

March 02, 2009 | | Local


4 counties battle blaze at Dahlonega Rite-Aid

Hall County Fire Services was one of four agencies that helped the Lumpkin County fire department battle a blaze Monday at the Rite-Aid in Dahlonega.

March 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Snowballs, sledding, shovels and power troubles

JEFFERSON - The snow that blanketed much of Northeast Georgia on Sunday was both a gift and a curse for many Jackson County residents.

March 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville escaped most weather problems, and warmer weather is coming

Despite receiving more than 8 inches worth of precipitation - both rain and snow - over the weekend, there were no major problems reported Monday in Gainesville.

March 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County schools look to eliminate 100 jobs

Hall County school system employees could find out this week if they are among the roughly 100 system employees whose contracts will not be renewed this spring.

March 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspects mum on assisted suicide case

CUMMING - One of two Maryland men charged in connection with the assisted suicide of a 58-year-old Cumming resident said Monday that they have been advised not to comment on the case.

March 02, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


CLOSINGS: Gainesville State to open late Tuesday

Closings, cancellations and delays for Tuesday:

March 02, 2009 | | Local


Power crews making progress in Jackson Co.

The effects of Sunday's snowfall were still being felt today in Jackson County, as thousands of residents were still without power.

March 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


CLOSINGS: Park and Rec training camp cancelled tonight

Gainesville Park and Recreation's rookie league spring training camps have been canceled for Monday night, but will conclude on schedule on Tuesday.

March 02, 2009 | | Local


DOT ready for icy roads

Georgia Department of Transportation crews stayed busy Sunday with clearing roads, but some of their busiest work - making them safer for this morning's commuters - likely took place overnight.

Sunday's snowstorm covered roads throughout Georgia, particularly hammering areas in Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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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