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Sheriff’s office setting up fund to help deputy

The Hall County Sheriff's Office hopes to set up a fund today to help a deputy who lost several members of his family in a car accident Friday in northern Florida.

April 04, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family members of Hall deputy killed in Florida crash

Several family members of a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy were killed Friday in a car accident in northern Florida.

April 04, 2010 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Battle over septic waste continues

Sam Liscar says the ongoing controversy over a proposed septic disposal site near his home northwest of Cleveland is a perfect illustration of why White County needs zoning.

April 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pastor to deliver his first Easter Sunday sermon

Don't expect any bonnets or Easter lilies today, but they'll be celebrating the Resurrection all the same.

April 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Persian Gulf is topic of Great Decisions Monday

Assistant professor of Political Science Jonathan Miner will discuss the Persian Gulf in Monday's installment of the Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

April 03, 2010 | | Local


Belk seeks partners for charity fundraiser

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this summer.

April 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Easter outfits tilt to casual

Easter may still boost sales at clothing stores, but some say things aren't like they used to be.

April 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group plans major relief effort in Haiti

Ted Garner has taken mission trips to Haiti regularly since 1983.

April 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cities weigh in on Clermont library decision

The recent change in North Hall library plans has more than just Clermont riled up, with officials in other Hall County cities coming to the town's defense.

April 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Census event draws families for fun with a message

Three-year-old Sarah Bowling enjoys Easter egg hunts, especially finding pink eggs.

April 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Soldier came back from Afghanistan to home destroyed by fire

It wasn't the kind of homecoming Army Spc. Michael Walker envisioned.

April 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County moves forward on North Hall park and library

Hall County Public Works is getting down to business on the North Hall park and library.

April 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DA refers Hall County investigation to outside agency

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh will step aside for an investigation of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dogs rescued from overcrowded shelter now available for adoption

Thirteen dogs taken from a Mississippi shelter earlier this year will be available for adoption beginning today at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

April 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Computer ‘genius’ dies at 68

Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, an early personal computer developer who helped inspire Bill Gates to start Microsoft, died Thursday. He was 68.

April 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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