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Hospital's da Vinci robot cuts with surgical precision

On Dec. 30, a robotic surgical procedure took place for the first time at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, fulfilling a longtime dream for local doctors.

January 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Newtown residents battle air and noise pollution

Although she never sets it, Christine Young's alarm usually goes off at 5 in the morning - not beeping, but banging metal against metal.

January 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wheelchair soccer lets players demonstrate competitive spirit

Tyler Farmer raised his arms triumphantly after scoring a goal in the second half of the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles' soccer game against the Charlotte Power Surge.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Discussion of signs, rezoning on Jefferson City Council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is looking to keep up with the signs of the times.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chairman: Hall County has bright future

Hall County is poised for continued growth despite the problems it will face over the next year, Board of Commissioners chairman Tom Oliver said Saturday.

January 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Convicted man fights life sentence

A Hall County judge didn't want to sentence Benjamin Horne to life in prison in a domestic violence case, but he had no choice.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville crime rate fell in 2008

Amid the daily barrage of gloomy economic reports, a ray of sunshine emerged this week: Crime in Gainesville was down in 2008.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


ITBS test scores go up in Hall County

In a test taken around the country, Hall County scores showed improvement over last year, especially on the math portion of the test.

January 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Family still down on the farm since 1792

JEFFERSON -- Not many people can look out of a window of their home and observe more than 100 years of their family's history.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Captains' meeting scheduled for Greater Hall chamber’s ‘Get Fit’ run/walk campaign

Though it's still three months away, preparations have already begun for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's second annual Get Fit Stay Fit 5K Corporate Challenge Run/Walk.

January 10, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Early intervention is key to helping autistic children

In the past few years, autism has become one of the most talked about disorders.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cagle raises $1.5 million to run for governor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle received significant support from Gainesville and Northeast Georgia in his first financial disclosure on his bid for governor in 2010.

January 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Judge's ruling will keep Deal on death penalty case

A Hall County judge will continue to preside over a death penalty case in which the defendant's lawyers wanted him removed.

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, however, must recuse himself from any court proceedings that address the mental competency to stand trial of Allan Robert Dickie, a judge has ruled.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two arrested following marijuana sting

Two men who thought they were buying 20 pounds of marijuana instead ended up in jail Thursday, officials said Friday.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee grad, guardsman saw Iraqi detainees change their views during his tour of duty

When Jon McClelland was growing up in Gainesville, he would play "army" and think to himself that once he grew up, he would be a real army man.

January 09, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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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


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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