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A government class at Flowery Branch High School spent U.S. Constitution Day with a first-rate substitute.

September 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School vouchers dominate speech by Senate president pro tem

Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson of Savannah ate lunch with the Habersham Rotary Club and dished about his plan that he said could be "the single best change Georgia can make to improve education."

September 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Mom pleads not guilty to reckless conduct, drug charges

A Gainesville woman arrested in connection with severe burns sustained by her young daughter in a house fire pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless conduct and drug possession Thursday.

Patricia Darlene Turpin was in the courtroom of Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin Thursday but left before her plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf by her attorney, Dan Summer.

September 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville clinic gives city employees free medical care

The city of Gainesville opened the doors of its on-site medical clinic Thursday with appointments to see 11 patients between noon and the end of the day.

September 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water main break floods Club Drive area

A contractor laying a sewer line on Thompson Bridge Road hit a water main this morning, flooding areas of Club Drive.

September 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Civil rights pioneer Lewis to speak at rally for North Georgia Democrats

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker for a North Georgia Democratic rally at the Georgia Mountains Center on Sunday.

September 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriffs, coroners worry cuts could delay cases, autopsies

Georgia's association of elected coroners says mandated budget cuts at the state agency that performs nearly 3,000 autopsies a year could mean longer waits for families of the deceased and higher costs to county taxpayers.

September 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health fair partners with Brenau University nursing school

This isn't the first year that St. John Baptist Church has sponsored a community health fair for Gainesville's Southside. But for the first time, the church's health ministry is partnering with Brenau University's Department of Nursing to organize the event.

September 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sterling Stampede to benefit My Sister’s Place

A South Hall neighborhood has set its second annual race for a good cause for Sept. 27

September 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club has bought sausage by the case in preparation for its annual pancake breakfast.

September 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County restaurants will donate to United Way today

Customers who eat at area restaurants today will be able to fill the United Way's coffers along with their bellies.

September 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man pleads guilty to manslaughter

DAWSONVILLE

September 22, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood sets tax hearings

Oakwood plans to keep its 2009 tax rate the same, but will need to hold public hearings as the rate is expected to raise more revenue than it has this year.

The rate is proposed at 2.48 mills, with 1 mill equal to $1 for each $1,000 in assessed property value. Property is assessed at 40 percent.

September 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


29 arrested in crackdown

Suspected drug dealers were roused from their beds early Thursday by deputies and police with warrants for their arrests in a roundup operation targeting the Floyd Road/Old Athens Road area of southeast Gainesville.

September 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Expect delays on I-985 at Exit 16

Interstate 985 motorists can expect some delays today as the state Department of Transportation will close a southbound lane around Exit 16 to install signs on the side of the roadway.

September 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | 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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