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Turn of the Tassel: Alex Hutcheson

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's West Hall High School's Alex Hutcheson.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Bill Dearybury

Bill Dearybury sticks with what he knows.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Matt Merritt

One day, Matt Merritt could be standing on the sidelines at the Talladega Superspeedway, wind in his hair, wearing a shirt that announces him as a member of the pit crew.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


War protesters greet Linder's visit to Braselton

BRASELTON -- Though the economy and federal spending dominated a town hall discussion Saturday with U.S. Rep. John Linder, it was the Iraq war that stirred emotions inside and outside the meeting.

May 28, 2008 | By NIKKI YOUNG Times regional staff | Local


Jailer fired after pornography arrest

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has fired a jailer after his arrest on a child pornography charge.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Jennifer Springston

Jennifer Springston has that missionary zeal.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Hannah Allen

Nobody is surprised when the smart kid tells them she plans to become a doctor.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Nicole Bishop

Nicole Bishop is the definition of oxymoron.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Brian Ross

Brian Ross is one of Maranatha Christian Academy's four graduating seniors this May.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Joan Coles

Joan Coles wants to dedicate her life to a field from which most students flee - chemistry.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man dies in wreck after fleeing from Gainesville police

A man who fled from a Gainesville Police patrol officer sustained fatal injuries when his speeding car struck a utility pole near Enota Elementary School late Friday, authorities said.

May 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps of Engineers: No guns in parks, Lake Lanier Islands

It seemed pretty straightforward at first.

On Wednesday, Gov. Perdue signed a law allowing Georgians who have concealed-carry permits to take their guns aboard public transportation, to state parks and to restaurants that serve alcohol.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County School Board to hold public hearing on drug testing

The Hall County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday night to solicit comment about a proposal to expand mandatory, random drugs tests to include students who drive to school.

May 28, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water fight could go to US Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has declined Georgia's petition to reconsider a recent ruling that restricts the state's authority to tap Lake Lanier for more drinking water, leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as Georgia's only avenue for appeal.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DOT to pay $62,000 in fines over projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation is paying the Georgia Environmental Protection Division $62,500 in fines for violations in Hall and Forsyth counties, despite the fact that there was no actual pollution.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | 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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