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Cronic sworn in for third term as sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.

January 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council starts year divided

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scan shows formerly segregated area of Alta Vista Cemetery has up to 22 graves

There are about 12 to 22 unmarked graves in a quarter-acre section of Alta Vista Cemetery once reserved for blacks who could not afford a burial.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some state lawmakers say teens should hang up and drive

Every afternoon in Gainesville High School's upper campus parking lot, dozens of teen drivers crank up their cars and instinctively reach for their cell phones before pulling out on the road.

January 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Finances shut down Rudolph’s; Sonic, Monkey Barrel also have closed

Rudolph's, a fine dining mainstay for years in Gainesville, has closed its doors.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia weathered rain, floods, tree-topplings

Before the drenching rains eased up Wednesday across Hall County, storms left flooding and fallen trees in their wake.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain could raise Lake Lanier by 4 feet

The heavy rain North Georgia has seen during the past day could help boost Lake Lanier by as much as 3 to 4 feet by today.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County schools want to use teachers more efficiently

Leaders of the Hall County school system are reviewing ways to use teachers more efficiently for the upcoming school year in an effort to keep instructional costs down.

January 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State says White County's LHR Farms poses no health threat

A recent report from the Georgia Division of Public Health concludes that LHR Farms, a White County facility that processes waste from septic tanks, poses no threat to human health.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bone-building drugs can cause serious side effect

Fosamax. Actonel. Boniva. These drugs have been advertised on TV so much they've become household words.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch could get permit this year to expand sewer plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has cleared a key hurdle toward reaching its eventual goal to double capacity at its sewer treatment plant.

January 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau taps professor as new academic chief

Longtime Brenau University history professor Jim Southerland will take on Brenau's top academic role this week.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


21 people die statewide in holiday crashes

This New Year's holiday, 21 people died in crashes across Georgia, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | 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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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