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Watchdog group wants criminal probe in Deal case

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal may have violated six House ethics rules by earning too much outside income and by lobbying state officials to protect his Gainesville-based auto salvage business, the Office of Congressional Ethics said in a report released Monday.

March 30, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman and Mitch Clarke mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com; mclarke@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Audit clears schools of wrongdoing

An independent review of testing at two Gainesville schools has cleared both facilities of possible cheating, and administrators couldn't be happier.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board to hold hearing on closing Jones Elementary

More than 100 parents, students and staff members returned to Jones Elementary School after hours Monday to discuss the school's possible closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New traffic lights start this week along busy city stretch

You might have been too busy to notice - traffic being what it is along Jesse Jewell Parkway and Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. But for motorists who have wondered why two sets of traffic lights are dotting intersections along the often-congested stretch, they'll get the answer today.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge grants bond to man in child porn case

A Hall County school bus driver and part-time preacher arrested last week on child pornography charges confessed to an FBI agent, saying he had "a sickness," the agent testified Monday.

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court rules Gainesville must turn over documents

The Georgia Court of Appeals has sided with The Times in upholding an order requiring the city of Gainesville to turn over certain documents related to the resignation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle gives lesson, shares views at middle school

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may have been visiting South Hall Middle School Monday to explain the inner workings of the Georgia legislature, but by the end of a question and answer session, he'd covered a lot more than just the nuts and bolts of the state Capitol.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Public Service Commission approves Atmos rate hike

Atmos Energy customers soon will see about a $3 a month increase on their bills.

March 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies confirmed in Ledan Extension area

A rabies alert has been issued for the Ledan Extension area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

March 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia not among 'Race to the Top' education grant winners

After working diligently to prepare an application for Race to the Top, Georgia was almost selected as a recipient of the federal funding.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Popular West Hall High student mourned

West Hall High School's student body was absorbing its second tragedy in the space of a week Monday as news spread that a well-liked sophomore was killed in a weekend car crash.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | 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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