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Meet the superfans: Riverside official steps in to cheer on players

Juan Christiansen is the dedicated fan for the parents who can't be.

September 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawson County considers consolidating precincts

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County voters may have to travel farther next year to cast votes during elections.

September 03, 2009 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


No one qualifies, so Gillsville will appoint council member

After nobody qualified for the Post 2 council seat in Gillsville, Mayor Larry Poole said the council will appoint someone to fill the seat in January.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street, E.E. Butler High schools reunite over weekend

Alumni and friends of Fair Street and E.E. Butler high schools are wrapping up their 10th biennial reunion with a weekend full of events.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Farmer says better fences might cost too much

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking over the county's official code of ordinances after local farmers expressed concerns over new fencing regulations.

September 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local schools keep eye on flu cases

Concerns over spread of the H1N1 flu virus have area school officials keeping a close eye out for any outbreaks and planning how to react if and when there are.

September 03, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No one qualifies for Gillsville council seat

By the end of the three-day qualifying period Wednesday, nobody had entered the race for the Post 2 seat on the Gillsville City Council.

September 02, 2009 | By Katie Dunn and Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Health care science classes guide students to nursing, medical schools

For all parents hoping their little ones grow up to be doctors, you'll be glad to know some middle schools are helping kids get a head start in the medical field.

September 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bonds may help Hoschton tackle $77,000 debt

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton City Council held a called meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to deal with the projected $77,000 in debt the city has incurred.

September 02, 2009 | BY Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall DA opposes jail visits from killers

Some district attorneys in Georgia don't want defendants awaiting death penalty trials to get visits in jail from convicted murderers.

September 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber tour aims to lure industry to Hall

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hoped to woo economic developers with a tour of Hall County on Tuesday and Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue: Lake ruling hurts others

A federal ruling on Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a water source won't just affect Georgians, the state's governor said Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson to implement furlough days

JEFFERSON - Like its Hall County counterparts, Jackson County government officials will start taking one furlough day a month for the next 15 months to help offset a projected $3.5 million shortfall.

September 02, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch, Hall join forces to widen Spout Springs Road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County is working with Flowery Branch and Braselton to seek $79 million federal stimulus money to widen Spout Springs Road to four lanes.

September 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Islands’ still held in limbo

Whether "islanders" on Gainesville's gateway corridors will become incorporated into the city's limits is still a mystery.

September 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Man charged 2 years after authorities say he first contacted now 11-year-old

A Buford man has been arrested and charged with child enticement in Hall County, the sheriff's office has reported.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High students help teach parents about drug safety

Too often, children consume prescription medication they've confused for candy.

February 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: State bar awards public defender for community work

A Hall County public defender will receive an award Tuesday for work in community service.

February 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


CDC adviser visits school after aiding Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone

Few people get a chance to speak directly with someone who's seen the effects of Ebola in West Africa today.

February 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville hospital ranked No. 2 behind Mayo Clinic in overall care

For tops in overall hospital care in the U.S., there's the globally known Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and then, there's Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | 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


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