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Lake Lanier yields trash and dangers

When the annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.

October 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Motivational speaker comes to Gainesville

Nick Vujicic, 25, from Australia, was born without arms and legs, but has not let that stop him from living his life.

October 02, 2008 | By Megan Gill | Local


Shore Sweep marks 20th year

When the annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood checking businesses for stormwater discharge

Now's the time for Oakwood businesses to make sure their property is free of litter and spills.

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


If you're living with AIDS, you are not alone

It was in the dark of winter in 1991 when a bright-eyed social worker gave Robin Hale the news that he had tested positive for HIV.

October 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


SPLOST results can be slow to show

Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shortage of gas is hurting stations

M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.

October 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton celebrates scarecrows with a festival

HOSCHTON - Scarecrows and people mingled Friday and today in Hoschton for the city's 34th annual fall festival.

October 01, 2008 | By KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER | Local


Separate wrecks kill man, woman

Two people died Thursday night from injuries sustained in separate wrecks.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after shooting neighbor’s dog

A 50-pound dog is expected to recover after being shot Thursday by his owner's neighbor in a northwestern Forsyth subdivision.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years in kidnapping case

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Assault trial alleges witness tampering

A Gainesville man with a long history with local law enforcement was convicted Friday of an armed home invasion burglary, despite the victims' reluctance to point him out in court.

Prosecutors said that reluctance may have stemmed from efforts by the defendant to influence their testimony.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2008 tax bills on their way to a home near you

It's that time of year again.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The fishing's great, and today it's free

If you like the great outdoors, thank a hunter or a fisherman.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning could mean new Flowery Branch hotel

Another hotel in Flowery Branch?

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | 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


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