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Supporters: Drug court does work

A national organization's critical report on drug courts has supporters defending a system they say has reduced repeat offenses and improved lives by making substance abuse treatment a part of the judicial process.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Friends of Hall library hold annual used book sale today

The Friends of the Hall County Library System is taking over the first floor of the Gainesville Library this weekend to sell hundreds of used books for as little as a dime apiece.

October 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Motorcycle run, car show to aid nonprofit

Plenty of gleaming chrome and tricked-out rides should be on display today in the second annual Ride for Recovery.

October 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


A civics lesson from the mayor

Fifth-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy got a lesson in civic duty straight from Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Five suspects of drug ring jailed, police say

BY STEPHEN GURR

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police make headway in burglary investigations

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper will hold a news conference this morning to release information about a recent string of burglaries in the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bargain bounty: Junior League to open 44th annual fall sale

Gail Hall on Thursday knew exactly what she wanted when she walked into the Georgia Mountains Center: a bargain.

October 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tax company wins appeal

A Gainesville tax preparation company is free to do business with former customers of H&R Block after the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a Hall County judge's decision in a trade secrets dispute.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury acquits man in 2006 shooting

Carlos Moz never denied he shot a man in the head, but he claimed it was to defend himself and his brother.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No meeting on water plans yet

Gainesville and Hall County officials have yet to sit down and officially discuss the future of the county's water resources.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Family ties run deep for Trojans backer

Billy Thomas isn't a football coach for North Hall High School, nor is he an alumnus.

October 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Corps works on parks, shoreline during offseason

FLOWERY BRANCH - With fall weather comes cooler weather and a chance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get busy with park upgrades and other work.

October 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools celebrate yearly progress

All 34 schools in the Hall County system made Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind this year for the first time.

October 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Federal bill could define use of Lanier’s water

A federal spending bill passed Thursday requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a report in the coming months that could further threaten Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a source of drinking water.

October 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Save money through Sunday on products, appliances that are more efficient with tax exemption

Folks looking to buy more efficient appliances might think about making that purchase sooner than later.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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