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Hall sheriff dismissed from Taser lawsuit

A judge has dismissed Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic from a federal lawsuit filed over a May 2006 incident in which a deputy used an electrified Taser against a Flowery Branch High School student.

October 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Lake Lanier, high and low

Nearly two years ago, in December 2007, Lake Lanier reached its all-time low water level of 1,050.79 feet above sea level, more than 20 feet below full pool.

October 15, 2009 | | Local


Full pool: Three lake businesses compare now to then

State of economy slows fishing traffic

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Political battles are next clouds on Lanier’s horizon

Lake Lanier is rising - into a sea of controversy.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Lake Lanier full, the challenge now is to keep it there

For the first time in more than four years, the reservoir that supplies water to Gainesville and most of metro Atlanta is full.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs millage rate, budget during meeting

The Jefferson City Council has approved its millage rate and general fund budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pope golf benefit rescheduled to Nov. 2

A golf tournament benefiting a Chestnut Mountain man paralyzed after falling from a ladder in May 2008 has been rescheduled to Nov. 2 at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Hall.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New curriculum helping Georgia students’ math scores

The state's 5-year-old math curriculum may be bearing the fruits of educators' labor.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson students get a wee taste of Scotland

JEFFERSON - He may not be from the South, but Riccardo Dei Rossi has fallen in love with two Southern favorites: fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regents revamp core classes for state’s colleges

Students in Georgia's public colleges soon will be able to get at the heart of their passions faster following a core curriculum policy change from the state Board of Regents.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County's new animal shelter opens today

Hall County is opening its new, state-of-the-art animal shelter to the public at 9 this morning.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local




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5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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


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