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Weak economy hasn’t stopped donations to United Way

Although many businesses and individuals are facing tough financial times, that hasn't stopped them from giving back to the community.

November 22, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Adults help students plant tulips on school campus

As the mercury threatens to dip below freezing, New Holland Core Knowledge Academy students, faculty and staff braved the elements to plant nearly 700 tulip bulbs Tuesday on school grounds.

November 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School board talks technology during tour

More than $9 million of Hall County school system funds were allocated for classroom technology in the past three years, and school board members visited four schools Monday to see how those funds were implemented.

November 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia DOT to hold meeting about Lula bridge project

A public meeting on a proposed bridge replacement and road alignment on Ga. 52 in Lula is set for Dec. 2 at Lula Elementary School.

November 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County marks rabies case No. 41

Hall County marked its 40th case of rabies last Friday, but the epidemic shows no sign of slowing down.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bobby Gruhn Field gets named field of the year

The Sports Turf Managers Association, a national organization, named City Park Stadium's Bobby Gruhn Field its Schools and Parks Football Field of the Year.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Boat ramp construction at Laurel Park starts soon

Construction on the new Laurel Park boat ramp is set to begin Thursday.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Parks and Rec is Agency of the Year, again

Gainesville Parks and Recreation recently received the Agency of the Year award from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for the second year in a row.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton church gets a hand from others in Oakwood

While some people spent their weekend watching college football or hiding indoors from the cold weather, members from three local Baptist churches traveled to Hoschton and helped a fellow ministry rebuild its sanctuary.

On March 30, Crossview Church in Hoschton caught fire just hours after Sunday morning services had finished.

November 20, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Holiday movies may spark slow ticket sales

Batman is a fictional superhero to most, but to movie theater managers like Austin Nichols, he's a real hero for bringing customers to theaters this summer.

"If 'Dark Knight' did not come out ... our industry would be very, very hurt right now," Nichols said. "It definitely saved a lot of the industry."

November 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


A rite of passage: How one culture celebrates a young girl’s coming-of-age

When you are Latina, life begins at 15 with the biggest party you've ever seen.

November 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch employee keeps water, sewer pumping for soaring growth

FLOWERY BRANCH - A lifelong government worker, Jimmy Dean shows no signs of slowing in his second career in Flowery Branch.

November 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Smokeout aims to help you quit lighting up

If you're a smoker, chances are you'd prefer not to be.

November 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some parents feel Johnson High's reputation is tarnished

Johnson High School earned a U.S. News & World Report bronze award this year for its academic programs, ranking it among the best 19 high schools in Georgia.

November 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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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