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Hall County SACS renews school system’s accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County health department expands availability of H1N1 vaccine

District 2 Public Health Departments has expanded the offering of the H1N1 vaccine.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Buford man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau women vow to Take Back the Night

Nationally, 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 33 men, will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


I-985 work wrapping up two months early

Department of Transportation crews will be finishing work on the new and improved Interstate 985 today.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton adjusts water testing rules after EPD violation

HOSCHTON - The city of Hoschton has more specific rules for testing its water supply following a violation of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's rules for safe drinking water, according to city officials.

October 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller From staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners want study of sales tax revenues

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to pay a local real estate executive to analyze county sales tax revenues.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Laurelwood suit settled

A lawsuit filed by the family of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at a Gainesville mental health facility has been settled.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools secure districtwide SACS accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County 911 center moving to new site

JEFFERSON - Jackson County's Emergency 911 Center will be moving to a new home this fall without interrupting its current level of service, according to county officials.

October 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cleanup day puts spotlight on Jefferson park's trees

JEFFERSON - After the recent flooding of Curry Creek Park in Jefferson, Thursday's park cleanup couldn't come at a better time.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students pack symposium on domestic violence

Instead of sleeping late Tuesday, more than 300 Gainesville State College students were up bright and early to tackle a very serious topic - domestic violence.

October 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spoken opera focuses on female cancer survivors

Baldness, back aches and peeling hands all are side effects anyone who has undergone chemotherapy may have suffered.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Legion post merger finalized

BUFORD - There were quite a few mixed emotions among the dwindling membership of Buford's American Legion Post 534 when a proposed merger with Gainesville's Post 521 was first suggested more than two years ago, John Dorsey confirmed Tuesday.

October 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pro golf tourney may stop in city

Gainesville's own Chattahoochee Golf Course could play host to a professional golf tour next year.

October 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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