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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


25,000-gallon sewage spill in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch officials discovered Wednesday morning that an equipment malfunction had caused an estimated 25,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a tributary of Lake Lanier.

February 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Road Atlanta may get 30-minute Sunday noise reprieve

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may chop Sunday quiet hours by 30 minutes.

February 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slain teen inspires Humane Society award

Friends and family of a teenager murdered in Forsyth County nearly three years ago are honoring her memory and her love of animals with a Humane Society award.

February 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local power companies lend helping hands in Kentucky

The ground was covered in snow; icicles were hanging from the power lines. It was 30 degrees inside her home, and Dianna Huddleston didn't know if she was going to survive another night.

February 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two property owners want to take city's incentive to annex

Two owners of property in unincorporated islands of Hall County have asked to bring their land into Gainesville's city limits.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth's Bagley Road closes this week for widening

Bagley Road at Peachtree Parkway/Ga. 141 in Forsyth County is set to close Thursday as part of a $50 million widening of Ga. 141.

February 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sixth-grader wins Hall County’s spelling bee

C.W. Davis Middle School sixth-grader Parker Ramey took home the Hall County Spelling Bee trophy Tuesday after correctly spelling the word "renegade."

February 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local woman banned from mortgage business

A Gainesville woman has entered into a consent agreement with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance that bans her from the mortgage business for three years.

February 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Standing alone: Hamrick says golf course deal gives perks to country club members

Gainesville City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick said he thinks a recently approved fee agreement between the city's municipal golf course and the Chattahoochee Country Club is unfair to the average person.

February 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rotary Club honors Ware, Black, Langman

Pam Ware, the veteran drama instructor at Gainesville High School, was honored Monday night as the Rotary Club of Gainesville's Woman of the Year at a banquet at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

February 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County schools may have to slash more than $10 million from budget

The Hall County school board unanimously approved a plan that will shift three South Hall schools to different buildings in August to save $1.5 million in startup costs associated with opening the new Spout Springs school.

February 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood council delays acting on sign rules

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to put off changes to the city's sign law, particularly affecting the display of banners.

February 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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