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Jackson County to offer guidance for veterans

Navigating through the process of applying for federal assistance and benefits can be a bit tricky, which is why the Jackson County government is looking to establish a Veteran's Information and Referral Office.

May 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Aquatics Center provides cool relief over weekend

Summertime isn't quite here yet, but the water jets and the winding slides of the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center's Splash Zone signaled Saturday that swimming time has arrived for area kids.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson man in critical condition after shooting

A Jefferson man was in critical condition Saturday after being shot in the leg in a South Hall home during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Friends gather today to celebrate fantasy author’s life

Tom Deitz enjoyed posing the question: "What if?"

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools’ tools teaching tech-savvy generation

HOSCHTON - Students in Lacey Jakes' first-period math class at Osborne Middle School went over their homework and walked through some practice problems as a review before their quiz on Monday.

May 03, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Water recycling system up and running in South Hall

Hall County is now in the reuse water business.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New transit buses may fit in tighter budget

Hall Area Transit officials want to live up to the Red Rabbit's name and multiply the bus service's brood.

May 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rising tide lifts renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort

BUFORD - Virgil Williams is equally excited about two things: the opening of the renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort and the rising water level of Lake Lanier.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson man in critical condition after shooting

A Jefferson man was in critical condition this morning after being shot in the leg in a South Hall home during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said 31-year-old Nicholas Causey was shot multiple times about 9:15 this morning inside a home in the 7200 block of Litany Court off Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wreck on bridge earlier this year causes DOT to remove ospreys' home

The Georgia Department of Transportation removed an osprey nest Thursday morning from the top of Bolding Bridge on Ga. 53.

May 02, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Possible successors for Deal lining up

Among the 500 well-wishers at the kickoff of Nathan Deal's bid for governor were a number of potential candidates to succeed him in the U.S. House.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Man critically hurt in family fight

A North Hall man was in extremely critical condition Friday night after being struck in the head with a stick during a fight with his stepbrother, authorities said.

May 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Evans wastes no time, declares bid for Deal’s seat

Former State Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has become the first announced candidate to succeed Nathan Deal in Congress.

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jackson County residents help protect others from dangerous dogs

The scene has all the makings of a courtroom drama.

May 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson residents hope to get more dramatic

In addition to the traditional children's activities and adult fitness classes, the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department is adding something new this summer - a theater workshop.

May 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 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


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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