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Neighbors in Jefferson oppose Dollar General store, First United Methodist’s parking lot plans

JEFFERSON - The efforts of two churches to have multiple pieces of property rezoned drew more than 50 people to the Jefferson City Council work session on Monday.

December 16, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patriot’s Call provides Christmas cheer to Gainesville-based Army unit

Holiday cheer was tinged with sadness as members of the Georgia Army National Guard's Charlie Company gathered for a Christmas party Sunday afternoon.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


ZF, maker of auto transmissions, laying off workers

The decrease in demand for vehicles and heavy equipment has been felt at ZF Industries in Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Auditor may investigate Hall tax assessors office

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended to county commissioners Monday that an independent auditor examine the entire tax assessors office in response to allegations presented last week against chief appraiser Mike Henderson.

December 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake Lanier Islands board executive arrived with experience

Bill Donohue is no stranger to state government or to overseeing state facilities.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fire that destroys vacant mobile home called ‘suspicious'

Hall County Fire Services is investigating an early Sunday fire at a South Hall mobile home.

December 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Apartment fire doused, no one injured

Gainesville firefighters responded to an apartment fire at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat readies troubled site for future homes in Hall

Few addresses in Gainesville have seen more misfortune then 807 West Ave., but its luck started turning around Saturday.

December 15, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Report: State’s juvenile laws need rewriting

Georgia's laws governing juvenile courts are outdated, overly complicated, sometimes inconsistent and in dire need of a complete overhaul, a new report from a public interest law center suggests.

December 15, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shuler expected to earn severance pay

Gainesville officials say they have not decided whether their former city manager will receive a severance package, but his resignation letter shows Bryan Shuler certainly expected to receive one.

December 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walking to school with ease: Flowery Branch may get help with sidewalks

Flowery Branch Elementary students some day may have new - and yet old-fashioned - ways to travel back and forth to school.

December 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


After being missing for 5 hours, child found with help from automated phone call

Gainesville police breathed a sigh of relief late Sunday night when a little girl who had gone missing from a holiday event earlier in the day was found safe and sound and returned home. She was located thanks to an emergency alert system put into action by the Gainesville school system.

December 15, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Lower fuel costs ease Hall County's budget woes

In a year in which local governments face tight budgets and low revenues, the sharp decrease in fuel prices could save Hall County from running a deficit, Finance Director Michaela Thompson said.

December 15, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pearl Harbor: A date that still lives in infamy

At 91, Gene Bobo's memories of Dec. 7, 1941, are as vivid as if the tragic events of that day happened yesterday.

December 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


The winners of winter

CLEVELAND - Hall County Area Special Olympiads ended their annual area winter games Friday with a medal ceremony for high school and masters athletes.

December 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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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