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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


Organization recognizes Lanier Tech for HVAC program

Lanier Technical College recently received recognition from a national accrediting organization.

December 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Booster seats safe, group says

A recent report on booster seat safety has caused confusion and undue concern for parents, the nation's largest child safety advocacy group says.

December 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Braselton bonds get A- rating

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton received an A- bond rating from Standard & Poor's on its water and sewer revenue bonds, which will fund several town projects in the next two to three years.

December 27, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Y2K plus 10: Is fear of crash past?

Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.

December 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 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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