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Purchasing manager keeps a watchful eye on Hall County’s expenses

Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims has a hand in all county spending from major construction projects to office supplies.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton seeking revised loan terms

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is planning to refinance a loan the city received to build a wastewater treatment plant that doesn't work properly.

May 03, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you!

Mama always said: "You don't have to like it, you just have to eat it." You resented it then, but as it turns out, your mama was right.

May 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher helps turn pupils into award winners

If Jefferson Middle School teacher Sherri Butler was an athlete, her jersey would be retired by now.

May 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ceremony remembering Gainesville State professor Tom Deitz swings from somber to silly

OAKWOOD - It was not your typical memorial service, but probably one that Tom Deitz would have wanted.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Obama’s ‘Listening Tour’ to stop in Gainesville tonight

Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee's grassroots project to support President Barack Obama's agenda, will hold a meeting at 7 tonight at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

May 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain can't wash out Dawsonville's Spring Fling Festival

DAWSONVILLE - Weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Severe storms lose their bite before hitting Hall

A storm system that came barreling across the state from Alabama on Sunday had lost much of its steam by the time it moved into Northeast Georgia.

May 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Day after fight, man charged with murder in stepbrother's death

A North Hall man faces murder charges after his stepbrother died as the result of injuries from a Friday afternoon fight, Hall County Sheriff's officials said Sunday.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The will to thrive: GHS cheerleader, golfer gets a new heart to compete

It's an image immortalized in sports history: Loyola Marymount basketball player Hank Gathers turning his back to the camera, tilting to his left while continuing to walk, then falling over.

May 03, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Weekend of benefits gets Gainesville moving

The gentle thud of sneakers on pavement could be heard all over Hall County on Saturday as hundreds of local residents turned out on a muggy afternoon to help raise money at three charity events.

May 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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


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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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