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State of city 'strong,' Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan says

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan delivered his state of the city address Tuesday night, promising 2015 will be brighter than 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont to ask legislature to change town charter

Clermont Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to ask Hall County's state lawmakers to introduce a bill that calls for changing the town charter to reflect the North Hall town's move to setting up voting wards.

February 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council approves alcohol ordinance changes

Gainesville City Council has approved several changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses, streamline permitting, eliminate outdated restrictions and better align with state regulations.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Indictment alleges woman tried to run down man, burn his house

A Gainesville woman is accused of forcing herself into a Gainesville man's home, destroying some of his property, attempting to set the house on fire and trying to run him over with her 1991 Honda Accord.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of firing sawed-off shotgun at police

Oakwood police say a man fired a sawed-off shotgun through the door at them around 3:30 p.m. Monday, but no residents or officers were hurt.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




The Local Agenda: Council to vote on rezoning, alcohol ordinance tonight

The Gainesville City Council will vote tonight on a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New lab to offer hands-on learning for doctorate of physical therapy students

Brenau will soon be home to a state-of-the-art human cadaver laboratory.

February 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT ‘salt barn’ sits unfinished off I-985

Plans to complete a Georgia Department of Transportation "salt barn" off Interstate 985 have been put on ice until more funding is in place.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds conviction in Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a woman involved in a 2010 murder-for-hire that killed a man on Valentine's Day in Hall County.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hotel slaying suspect indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing and dismembering another Gainesville man with a knife at the Sun Suites extended stay hotel was indicted Thursday.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning commission OKs new agri-entertainment facility

The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a new agri-entertainment venue in Gillsville and a rezoning in Braselton for an office and retail development.

February 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Schools Board of Education reviewing all policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education is going through all of the district's policies to determine what needs review, revision or removal.

February 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville teen charged with armed robbery in $5 theft

A Gainesville teen was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery and possession of marijuana after using a handgun to steal $5.

February 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 suspects sought in connection to Forsyth County shooting, robbery

February 02, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


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Oakwood considers restricting parking in front yards

Oakwood wants front yards, not car graveyards, in its neighborhoods.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | 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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