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Badge & Bar: State bar awards public defender for community work

A Hall County public defender will receive an award Tuesday for work in community service.

February 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


CDC adviser visits school after aiding Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone

Few people get a chance to speak directly with someone who's seen the effects of Ebola in West Africa today.

February 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville hospital ranked No. 2 behind Mayo Clinic in overall care

For tops in overall hospital care in the U.S., there's the globally known Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and then, there's Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teen charged with rape

A Gainesville teenager has been charged with rape involving a 14-year-old girl.

February 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Academy Sports coming to Gainesville

Academy Sports + Outdoors has ended speculation about what store will anchor a new retail development at the southeast corner of Dawsonville Highway and Ahaluna Drive.

February 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Resident's death unsettles future of house in Flowery Branch

When former Flowery Branch resident Randy Carlisle passed away in June 2014, he left behind a house originally fixed up for him by the city.

February 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville RadioShack among thousands to be closed

RadioShack, which has been in financial hot water for some time, will close its Gainesville location at Lakeshore Mall, though there is no timeline of when the closing will take place.

February 11, 2015 | | Local


Grand jury to consider allegations against AJ Johnson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The rape allegations involving former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who graduated from Gainesville High School in 2011, and defensive back Michael Williams will go before a grand jury.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Senior charged in North Hall High bomb threat

Hall County authorities arrested a student Wednesday related to the bomb threat made Tuesday against North Hall High School.

February 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters still working on fire at former Buford tannery

Firefighters said they hoped to leave the scene Wednesday evening of a warehouse fire in Buford at a building formerly known as the Bona Allen Tannery.

February 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Transportation bill still draws officials’ ire

Legislators' hopes that changes to a transportation funding bill would calm local governments' fears about shortfalls aren't registering this week with Hall County elected leaders.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville and Hall County public safety officials honored

February 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County graduate earns Army proficiency badge

Army Staff Sgt. Selena L. Adams has earned the German Troop Proficiency Badge.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Georgia Zoo officials believe anaconda had baby snake without mate

It's been a rough couple of weeks for one green anaconda.

February 10, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fire hits former Buford Tannery

No one was injured Tuesday night in Buford as a warehouse fire raged at a building known as the old Buford Tannery, a Gwinnett County fire official said.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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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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