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Residents form mounted rescue unit

Canine companions have long been used in search and rescue missions, and now a handful of Dawson County residents are putting their equine companions to work saving lives.

December 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rape Response Inc. seeks out new director

The Rape Response Inc. Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Executive Director Terri Strayhorn.

December 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council denies rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has voted to deny one controversial zoning request and to postpone action on another.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gas prices holding steady

For now, at least, it seems gas prices are staying the same.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Plans set for New Year’s Eve festivities

New Year's Eve may be a holiday known for exciting parties, but for several groups it is also a time to celebrate local history.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday traffic deaths fewer than predicted

Twelve people died in vehicle crashes across the state during the holiday weekend, but Hall County was largely spared from serious traffic accidents.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New Year’s Eve to be a rainy one this year

A year that many will remember for record-breaking rainfall could end with more rain.

December 29, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Tour de Georgia nixed for 2010

Local cyclists were sad to learn the Tour de Georgia has been canceled for 2010.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motive elusive in visitors’ deaths

Authorities still are trying to determine what led to a fatal family confrontation Dec. 19 on the Amicalola River.

December 29, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Old Christmas trees make good homes for fish

After all the ornaments and lights are removed, some fish may like to enjoy your Christmas tree for months to come.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seven dead statewide in holiday wrecks, with none here

The Christmas holiday weekend ended up with a gift to area law enforcement - little in the way of wrecks, let alone serious ones.

December 27, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville tries to maintain fire, police services despite furloughs

Beginning in January, budget cuts will take their toll on departments directly responsible for public safety in Gainesville.

December 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Healthy Monday: Resolve to take action in 2010

With one last holiday to look forward to this year, many people are already making their list of New Year's resolutions.

December 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Resort plans New Year’s Eve party

BRASELTON - As 2009 draws to a close, Château Élan staff are planning for the resort's end of the year party - the Masquerade New Year's Celebration.

December 27, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Meet your government: Official delights in diversity

Dave Moody has been an educator for more than 17 years, but he said the past five years directing elementary education in Hall County schools have been the best.

December 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Several Hall road projects have no money

Several Hall County projects have federal funding uncertainty, but at least three cited last week by Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Brent Cook have no funding certainty at all.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting philanthropist, leadership nominees

The North Georgia Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th year, is accepting nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year and Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy awards.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG hosts regional STAR student gala

Some of the region's finest and highest-achieving students are headed to bright futures at some of the country's top colleges.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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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