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Red clay turns to blue water as Lake Lanier improves from 'severe' to 'moderate' drought

Georgians endured four days of steady rain last week, and their patience has paid off.

March 30, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Police arrest suspect in Gainesville burglary

The Gainesville Police Department has arrested a man officials believe to be responsible for a March 21 burglary.

March 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall may update event permitting

As warmer weather begins to move in and groups want to hold more events, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell hopes the county can update its outdoor event permitting.

March 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rains push Lanier past 1,060 feet

The heavens poured three inches of rain on North Georgia over five days last week, and gave Lake Lanier a 1.2 foot boost.

March 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A revolving quartet of pianists deliver ‘A foretaste of heaven’

It was the ultimate surround-sound experience. Four grand pianos, each finely tuned to match the other. Periodically echoing and answering back in arrangements for multiple keyboards.

March 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Census workers to be verifying addresses

If you see someone outside your home checking your address this week, don't be alarmed. It's a census worker.

March 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton town planners approve senior living plans

BRASELTON - The decision to build a senior living facility in South Hall County is now up to the Braselton Town Council.

March 29, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: All in your head

Using old-fashioned materials such as pencil and paper, Dr. James Mullin can tell you more about how your brain works than you could learn from any fancy imaging scan.

March 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Meet Your Government: A love of numbers becomes a career

While some people were still trying to figure out things like what to wear to the homecoming dance or what to do on Friday after school, Amie Vaughan already knew what she wanted to do with her life.

March 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School book fairs retain popularity

JEFFERSON - Many adults can remember the excitement they felt when it was book fair time at school.

March 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School boards may alter graduation units

In an effort to put more students on the fast track to high school graduation, the Gainesville and Hall County school boards have toyed with the idea of reducing the number of courses required for graduation.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Some 600 runners hit the road to honor heroes

HOSCHTON - Runners braved wet and windy weather Saturday morning for the inaugural Fallen Heroes of Georgia race, held at the Reunion Golf Community subdivision.

March 28, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times Regional Staff | Local


Jefferson summer school a victim of budget cuts

Parent of elementary or middle school students may want to make sure their kids are minding their P's and Q's in class because this year they won't have the opportunity to take make-up classes in summer school.

March 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville may raise water fees

Gainesville Public Utilities Department is considering new service charges and raising existing ones following an analysis of the department's cost of service and months of declining revenue.

March 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Families struggle to pay for school lunches

The struggles many families are having during this troubled economy have trickled down to the contents of little Suzie and Bobby's lunchboxes.

March 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville man indicted in kidnapping teen jogger

A Gainesville man accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old jogger and attempting to rape her was indicted Monday.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | | 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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