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1st round of Milestones testing ends

After a week and a half of assessments, area elementary and middle school students can breathe easy.

May 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Soldier comes home to surprise mom at graduation

It's amazing the difference one minute can make.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High-wire walker to appear at Georgia gorge, but won't walk

May 02, 2015 | By Jeff Martin Associated Press | Local


Lanier Tech seeks room to grow at new location

Within a matter of months, relocation of the Lanier Technical College campus in Oakwood to another site in Hall County became more than just an idea, with $10 million allocated in the state budget for design and land acquisition costs.

May 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school officials make case for AD change

A new Gainesville student activity director is expected to be hired Monday, weeks after the announcement that high school athletic director Wayne Vickery's position is changing.

May 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Crowds flock to debut of Smithgall botanical garden

As she arrived at the garden Saturday evening, Lessie Smithgall was greeted with smiles, hugs, kisses and a hundred echoes of the same sentiment: gratitude.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dust explosion, fire damages Pilgrim's Pride building; no one hurt

A dust explosion caused "significant damage" to a Pilgrim's Pride chicken feed plant in Gainesville on Saturday evening, according to city fire department Division Chief Keith Smith, but no injuries were reported.

May 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighting ‘sisterhood’ makes local history

Each of the five female recruits graduating this month from training with Hall County Fire Services has her own reason for wanting to be a firefighter.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Officials celebrate opening of senior community

State officials and group leaders showed up in Gainesville on Friday to celebrate a multi-agency milestone on Myrtle Street that's been more than two years in the making.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Old drag strip now a housing development

There used to be a drag strip in Cumming back in the 1960s and 1970s. What happened to it and where was it?

May 01, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Court testimony reveals how drug suspect escaped custody

Child locks in cars are for the big kids, too.

May 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of armed robbery at McDonald's, stealing tip jar at coffee shop

A Gainesville man was charged Thursday with armed robbery following an April 10 incident at McDonald's on Limestone Parkway and an April 27 incident at Inman Perk coffee shop on the square.

May 01, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Man dies in fiery crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

May 01, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Annual safety fair arms kids with knowledge before summer break

It was a harrowing 15 seconds for four Flowery Branch Elementary students, as they struggled to get life jackets on while saving a drowning peer in a rickety boat.

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Education museum opens doors in Flowery Branch

"I guess the main thing I need to say is, 'Welcome home.'"

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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New, bigger Kroger coming to Dawson County

A 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace is coming to Dawson County.

May 08, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Police say man’s exam led to unwanted sexual encounter

Police say a Gainesville man asked another man to help him move furniture at his home before he performed a medical exam on the man that led to to a "non-consensual sexual encounter."

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime doctor honored for decades of service

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. M.D. has always been a doer.

May 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | 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


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