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Lanier Tech team wins Jackson County literacy bee

JEFFERSON - Bees really do compete in spelling bees.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts anticipated for Jefferson schools

JEFFERSON - Like most other governmental bodies that get funding from the state, the Jefferson City School board is concerned about budget cuts.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Stomach bug slams schools

Flu season hasn't hit Georgia in full force yet, but there are plenty of other illnesses going around.

February 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Commission OKs new South Hall cell tower

Cell phone users in South Hall can now look forward to better service.

February 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Veterans share their stories with Gainesville middle schoolers

History walks and talks at Gainesville Middle School.

February 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff’s office: Man beaten during taco stand robbery

A man was beaten and robbed at a taco stand on Atlanta Highway late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis wants nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award.

The club presents the award annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Regional water planners named

Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson have announced their selections for members of Georgia's regional water planning councils.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Deal: Salmonella scandal will hurt Georgia industry

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told fellow House members that the actions of Peanut Corp. of America could have negative implications for the peanut industry in Georgia, a state that traditionally leads the nation in peanuts.

February 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall storm tears up a few trees, knocks out a little power

Aside from scattered power outages and fallen trees, Hall County sustained little damage when severe storms blew through the area Wednesday afternoon.

February 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Grocer reopens after long absence from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Best Buy Quality Foods is back in business.

February 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson mayor balances growth, business

Mayor Jim Joiner says Jefferson is in a unique situation.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton OKs service deals with Hall, Gwinnett counties

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council held a brief meeting Monday in which it approved one decision affecting Hall County and two involving Gwinnett.

In its executive session, the council authorized Mayor Pat Graham to finalize negotiations and sign the intergovernmental agreement proposed by Hall County. The agreement will recognize that the county is in compliance with House Bill 489 in respect to sewer service provided to areas in South Hall County.

February 11, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall schools' budget cuts could eliminate some resource officers

Hall County sheriff's Cpl. Vic Gazaway spends his days on the campus of South Hall Middle School teaching sixth-graders about the dangers of drugs and gangs. He says he acts as both a mentor and a deterrent for kids who are 14 by the time they leave the school.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regions Financial lawyer insists Midtown driveway easement is permanent

A lawyer for Regions Financial Corp. wants a quick resolution in a lawsuit over coveted property in Gainesville's Midtown district.

February 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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


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