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Sewer changes may lure developers to Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking to tweak its sewer reservation policy, allowing developers to get a full refund on capacity after holding it for two years rather than a partial one, as the current policy states.

January 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court declines to hear Georgia's case in water wars

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would let stand a lower court ruling in a case involving water storage in Lake Lanier. The decision was hailed as a victory by leaders in Florida and Alabama, but Georgia officials contend it was no decision at all.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Take your can to Jefferson

JEFFERSON - If you think you don't have enough money in the bank to make a charitable donation, think again.

January 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New parking deck to get under way

Make sure you don't leave your car in the Georgia Mountains Center parking deck after Thursday evening, as the 28-year-old deck is about to be torn down.

January 12, 2009 | | Local


In to India: Hall fire marshal gets a look at firefighting in Bangalore

Traveling as part of Gainesville ministry Rahab's Rope, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle took part in a massive Christmas celebration in Bangalore, India.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall loaded with records requests

Some Hall County officials claim the cost of open government was too high in 2008.

January 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed and a woman and child injured seriously in a Friday evening wreck on Poplar Springs Road in South Hall.

January 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Even in slow times, building inspector keeps fairly busy

OAKWOOD - A slumping economy has made things a little quieter in Joe Hayes' office.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls and their riders return to Gainesville

A chair to get your boots shined and the smells of leather mixing with popcorn in the lobby - sure signs that bull riding was back in Gainesville.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | 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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