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New greenway connects downtown Gainesville to lake

Ann and Larry Hurley entered Rock Creek Park near Gainesville's downtown Tuesday with the intention of walking straight to Lake Lanier.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board backs zoning to restrict business in Fair Street area

Gainesville planners sided with a group of residents Tuesday who want their neighborhood rezoned to block future commercial development.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall road reopened; North Hall road still closed

Bryant Quarter Road has been reopened.

October 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain soaks already soggy region

It isn't your average October.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier flirts with 1,071 feet

For the first time in more than four years, Lake Lanier is less than a foot below its full level.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing children found OK at Gainesville home

Gainesville Police located three missing children Monday night who had been missing since the previous evening.

October 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson may change water rates after customer complaints

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson is considering updating its water rate structure again.

October 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood budget likely will keep tax rate steady

Monday night, Oakwood City Council members gave initial approval to a proposed tax rate for 2010 that cuts city spending and leaves residents' tax rates the same.

October 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents to gather at NGCSU

Many leaders of public universities across the state will convene at North Georgia College & State University as the Dahlonega school hosts the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

October 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Missing exemption raises property tax bills for many

Receiving a tax bill is never welcomed, especially one that is up to $200 higher than the previous year's.

October 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local






Oktoberfest still going strong

HELEN - Oktoberfest seems almost recession-proof.

October 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black bear sightings increase

DAWSONVILLE - Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 11, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Few are getting H1N1 vaccine

With thousands of H1N1 vaccinations available, area health officials are doing something they didn't expect - waiting for willing participants.

October 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Badge & Bar: Former jailer accused of smuggling to be arraigned

A former Hall County jailer accused of smuggling drugs into the Hall County Jail is set for an arraignment hearing next week in U.S. District Court.

March 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby in, Chipotle still mum on retail location

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-food chain serving made-to-order burritos and tacos, has plans to open a location on Dawsonville Highway near Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.

March 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville plans to hold open house series

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville plans to hold a series of open houses in hopes of increasing awareness and enrollment.

March 12, 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


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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