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Students learn the science of speed

Samuel Martinez stayed home from school sick Monday, but the World Language Academy fifth-grader made sure he got better by Tuesday.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lower school rate won’t drop Gainesville tax bills

Most Gainesville homeowners will see a larger property tax bill on their primary residences this fall despite a potentially lower school board millage rate.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gillsville man gets 25-year sentence for rape

The testimony of a dead woman was not enough to sway a judge in favor of a rape defendant.

September 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


College student drowns in Dawson County lake

A Southern Catholic College student drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club in Dawson County.

September 22, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Weather experts say the heaviest rain may be over

Roads are washed out. Fallen trees have tangled up traffic and electricity has been touch and go.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier up nearly 3 feet, zeros in on full pool

Lake Lanier has risen almost 3 feet since Sunday morning, the result of heavy rainfall across the lake's Northeast Georgia basin.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board might lower property tax rate

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a slightly lower property tax rate Monday, but it remains to be seen what net effect it will have on city homeowners' tax bills.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cagle: Expect more cuts to state budget

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the fate of the state budget largely will depend on this month's revenues.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Petit LeMans race will go on as planned

Should the rain continue, the contingency plan for this weekend's 12th annual Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta is that there is no contingency plan. Rain or shine, the American LeMans Series will race.

September 22, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Stephens residents told to boil water

Some Stephens County residents are without running water today, and others have been told to boil their water before they drink it after flash flooding Sunday disrupted water service.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road closings change 2 school bus stops

Gainesville and Hall County schools will commence as usual, although some neighboring school districts canceled classes today,

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newly fixed road crumbles in recent rains

Brown Street is closed until further notice after heavy rains damaged the road just north of its intersection with Eugene Drive, washing out an entire lane.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Floods keep speaker from making presentation at library

Even though they were planning an indoor event, Monday's rainy weather forced the Spout Springs branch of the Hall County Library System to postpone a featured presentation.

September 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commission keeps door-to-door sales illegal in county

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the ban on door-to-door sales for an additional year at Monday's work session.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Activist group names Deal a corrupt congressman

An ethics group in Washington has included U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal on its list of "15 Most Corrupt Politicians."

September 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Winterville man hit by semitrailer in Chicopee Mill area

A pedestrian suffered broken bones Thursday afternoon after being hit by a semitrailer on Atlanta Highway in the Chicopee Mill area, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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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