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U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell had Gainesville ties

Griffin Bell, the Americus native who attained legendary status among his peers in the legal profession, was remembered Monday as a kind, courtly man with a brilliant mind.

January 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: Roadwork happening, but much on hold in 2009

From roads to bridges to resurfacing work, Hall County has a laundry list of transportation projects under way or up in the air.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: What does 2009 have in store for South Hall?

Fast-growing South Hall may be a growth-slowing South Hall in 2009, thanks to a stalled U.S. economy.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group is raising seed money to save woodland

Not far upstream on Lake Lanier from the former Olympic rowing venue at Clarks Bridge Park, there is an eight-acre tract of wooded land that many experts consider a biological treasure trove.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schools target innovative ways to keep teens engaged

If you have trouble motivating your teenager to clean his room, imagine having the task of motivating him to learn the Mean Value Theorem and its geometric consequences.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Accidents have claimed 19 on Ga. roads so far

It's a number the Georgia State Patrol would rather get wrong, but this year it was right on the money.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys mobile home, vehicle

Fire destroyed a mobile home and a car and left one woman with minor burns to her hand.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers look for fresh start after layoffs

When you hear of the thousands of people who have been laid off their jobs during the economic recession, you may not stop to take in their individual stories.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Is your TV digital ready?

The countdown to the digital television transition is on, and area stations have spent the month of December providing tests to make sure local television sets are ready for the switch.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood council could approve 21-acre mixed-retail site Monday night

Oakwood City Council is set to give final consideration today to rezonings and annexations for a proposed mixed-retail development that may someday feature a big-box anchor and high-rise hotel.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teacher bringing students interfaith skills in Pakistan

Cheryl Burke is an engine for the vehicle of education. She's fueled by love. And she's on the road to a brighter future for Islamic and Western relations.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Government prods doctors to write e-prescriptions

If the government has its way, a doctor's prescription pad soon may be obsolete.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Special elections for Flowery Branch, Lula council to be held today

Flowery Branch and Lula voters go to the polls Tuesday for special elections to fill three city council seats.

June 15, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: 31 packages of synthetic marijuana, $13K seized from gas station

A Suwanee man was arrested and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Gainesville gas station, authorities said.

June 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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