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Tour de Georgia holds time trials today at Road Atlanta

The Tour de Georgia rolled into Road Atlanta today, giving cycling fans a chance to see a team time trial.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch aims to be more attractive to restaurants

Upscale restaurants may soon find Flowery Branch a more attractive place to do business.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate: Rename post offices after fallen soldiers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Commissioner Mack honored by women’s group

The local chapter of the American Business Women's Association honored Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack as 2008 Woman of the Year on Wednesday.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville High plans all-night activities after Saturday’s prom

Gainesville High School is sponsoring its fifth "Shift Culture" event this year after Saturday's prom.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Zoom! Cyclists torpedo through Gainesville

Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.

May 05, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Publicity race brings to Gainesville is priceless

It's the kind of publicity money can't buy.

Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Authorities play key role in keeping race safe, organized

It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights.

And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bell to run for county commission

Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall band to play Burd Center

The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.

May 05, 2008 | | Local


Student hit by car at bus stop released from hospital

A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's Lower Overlook Park closed for construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks.

The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two charged with drug possession

A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Rabun man fined for illegal ATV use

Some environmental groups have criticized the U.S. Forest Service for not enforcing rules against off-trail ATV use in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

May 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | 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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