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Changing Gainesville’s government could take years

A government system in Gainesville in which the residents specifically designate the city's mayor as such may be years away.

January 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower tax collections, higher foreclosures haunt budgets

In 2009, the economy was on everyone's mind.

January 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gospel groups make a joyful noise at Mountains Center

Local residents and visitors braved the cold Saturday night to attend the 29th annual T&T New Year's Gospel Singing at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Feeling stressed lately? You're not alone

The economic downturn has done more than affect home sales, jobs and spending habits - it has also impacted stress levels.

January 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson EMC donations help local nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by donations from the cooperative's members through Operation Round Up, has awarded more than $28,000 in grants to four local organizations.

January 01, 2010 | | Local


How to lose the weight - but not the beer

BRASELTON - Losing weight while still regularly consuming beer might seem an unlikely concoction.

January 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Weather delaying new safety facilities

The new headquarters for the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 on Cleveland Highway is nearly complete. Now if it would only stop raining so much, troopers could start using it.

January 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Hall business giants among key figures remembered fondly

Several key figures in Hall County history died in 2009, including two of the area's most influential businessmen who helped build the community into what it is today.

January 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Soggy ’09 gives way to bone-chilling ’10

The old year ended rainy and cold for most in North Georgia, fitting for a 2009 that was among the wettest on record throughout northern Georgia.

January 01, 2010 | Keith Albertson | Local


First-time parents greet first local baby of 2010

Allison Nicole Linares is Northeast Georgia Medical Center's first baby of the new decade.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Polar Bear Swim draws 97 jumpers into frigid Lake Lanier

Nearly 100 local daredevils started 2010 with an icy splash into Lake Lanier.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In a new year, animals look for new homes

The month of free pet adoptions has ended, and the new Hall County Animal Shelter is ready to return to regular business for its first full year of operation.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New law aims to slow 'super speeders'

Starting today, Georgia's worst lead foots will have to dig deeper into their wallets if they get caught speeding.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


After months of negotiations, Jefferson back to square 1

JEFFERSON - After months of debating, voting and trying to reach a decision, the city of Jefferson is right where it started in regards to a rental property located at 55 College St.

December 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids ring in the new year at noon

It's the first day of a new decade, but not a soul shorter than 4 feet tall cared much Thursday at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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