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2 more men charged in West Hall slaying case

Two Gainesville men have been charged with property crimes connected to last week's home invasion shooting death of a West Hall retiree.

May 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids have a big day down on the farm

Hall County preschoolers and kindergartners got a feel for farm life Friday in the second annual Hall County Ag Day at Jaemor Farm Market.

May 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Public defender honored by legal colleagues

It's been a good couple of weeks for public defender Brad Morris.

May 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in video poker raid

A laundromat owner was charged with paying out cash for electronic gambling machine winnings Friday, the first such arrest in several years since a major statewide crackdown on video poker, authorities said.

May 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau graduation speaker guiding relief efforts in Myanmar

If he hadn't been speaking at Brenau University's graduations in Gainesville this weekend, Dean R. Hirsch said he would be in Myanmar.

May 20, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


‘Girls’ have fun for a good cause

The Longstreet Clinic held its third annual fundraiser for Relay for Life Friday with a cook out and guest appearance from a pediatrics doctor who dressed as a cheerleader and sang "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

May 20, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Gainesville to mail out water quality reports

Gainesville water customers will be getting something extra with their bill this month.

May 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Drowning victim still missing

The search on Lake Lanier for the body of a presumed drowning victim went for a fourth day without success.

May 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State gives OK to Habersham Career Academy

The Georgia Board of Education has approved the Habersham County school system's request to start the Habersham Career Academy in the fall.

May 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Videos say 'thank you' to Hall teachers

To commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, the Hall County school system has produced videos of teachers in action throughout the district.

Teachers from North Hall Middle School, West Hall High School, Lula Elementary School, Friendship Elementary School and Chicopee Woods Elementary School have been profiled so far, and additional schools will be featured as the week continues.

May 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Independent audit wanted of assessors office

Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack said Thursday that she wants to see the appointed board of tax assessors expanded from three members to five and have an independent audit of the tax assessors office in light of recent accusations of possible financial improprieties.

May 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Let the shopping begin: Some retailers open in Forsyth’s outdoor mall

When they held the grand opening for Chocolaterie last week, co-founders Elizabeth and Michael Ashworth thought they would have plenty of promotional truffles for what they anticipated would be a small crowd. After all, The Avenue Forsyth's grand opening isn't until May 17.

"We only opened with about 10 other stores," Michael Ashworth said. "It has been going very well, and we're very fortunate to be in The Avenue community."

May 19, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami | Local


Gainesville presents balanced budget for 2008-09

A slowing economy and rising health insurance costs have pounded Gainesville's budget, but residents may not feel the hurt in their tax bills.

May 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oldest bowler, 106, dies

In 2007, at 106 years old, Bill Hargrove was honored by the U.S. Bowling Congress as the oldest active bowler in the history of the game. Despite suffering from deteriorating eyesight, he continued participating in the sport he loved.

Hargrove of Clermont kept bowling up until last week, just before he was hospitalized and died Monday of congestive heart failure at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Today would have been Hargrove's 107th birthday.

May 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


City could begin saying ‘yes’ to developers

The city of Gainesville will resume issuing water availability letters to developers after a suggestion from the city's utilities director that some restrictions could be eased.

May 19, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


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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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