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Gainesville, Flowery Branch to meet in state semifinal

This we know: Hall County WILL have a team play for the state football championship.

November 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police want feedback on performance

Gainesville police want the people they're sworn to serve and protect to say what kind of job they're doing.

November 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council considers new regulations

Among a slew of new regulations that the Gainesville City Council will vote on Tuesday is a proposal that removes jails from the list of designated public uses, more heavily regulates group homes in the city and requires residents and developers to apply and pay a fee for minor developments like the construction of a patio.

November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteers give holiday makeover

While driving through downtown Jefferson, it may seem like the annual Christmas decorations just appear by magic. But it is actually the work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

November 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton resort lights up for holiday season

Friday's brisk weather formed the perfect backdrop for the North Pole's most famous resident to arrive at Château Elan.

November 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public sounds off on Barrow school board’s proposed rules

Amid concern from the community as well as a lawsuit involving Barrow County schools and a former teacher's Facebook page, Barrow County Schools Superintendent Ron Saunders has removed from consideration a proposed policy that would regulate teacher/student relationships and employees' online conduct.

November 27, 2009 | Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Local


First Steps earns grant

A program to help parents of newborns has received a $15,000 grant.

November 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Challenge: Read 3 books a month, share with others

Some Hall County middle schoolers will spread their love for reading across the community as three schools compete in a reading rally that ends in April.

November 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


He’ll be ‘Walking to New Orleans’

Paul Leslie may have come up with the ultimate tribute to a rock 'n' roll pioneer.

November 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

DAWSONVILLE - Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 26, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Good News Thanksgiving meal draws some 300 people

Hundreds of people flowed in and out of the doors of the Good News at Noon homeless shelter on Thursday.

November 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ID theft risks up in shopping season

Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season also marks the beginning of the holiday stealing season.

November 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Club seeks donations for Empty Stocking Fund

The Gainesville Jaycees will be bringing Christmas joy to 490 children this year as part of the club's Empty Stocking Fund.

November 26, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brisk weather in store for tonight’s football playoffs

Area High school football fans will need to bundle up tonight as they head off to quarterfinal contests in Gainesville, Buford and Columbus.

November 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter seeks injured dog’s owner

Officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter are hoping to reunite an injured dog with his family.

November 26, 2009 | BY NICKI PRICE For The Times | 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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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