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Jackson County officials aim to put new sales tax on ballot this year

JEFFERSON - If things go as planned, Jackson County voters will have the opportunity to approve a new special purpose local option sales tax during elections in July.

February 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman clears air on skateboarding ordinance

Gainesville's City Council will make its final decision regarding an ordinance banning skateboarding on sidewalks and public squares Tuesday, but before they do, Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras wants to make sure residents understand the meaning of the ordinance.

February 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elrod Road closed today for repairs

Elrod Road in North Hall will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

February 24, 2010 | | Local


Two charged in home burglary

Two Hall County men were arrested this week in connection with a Feb. 17 burglary on Huntcliff Drive in Flowery Branch, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Police searching for man linked to fiery fatal crash

Gwinnett County Police investigators are looking for a man they say may have contributed to a fiery fatal crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 985.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s officials investigate dog fighting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating possible dog fighting activity after the carcass of a pit bull was discovered Wednesday on a Tulip Drive lot in Gainesville.

February 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen’s health condition leads him to video game

It makes perfect sense that someone would wish himself inside a fantasy world.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Job hunt may get harder before it improves

It's been four months since Todd Woll had what he would call a decent job.

February 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to set priorities at retreat

New Flowery Branch City Council members are about to go back to school.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgial College & State University’s Army ROTC battalion named one of nation’s top 8

For North Georgia College & State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 2010 is off to a great start.

February 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents helping shape education policy through council

Two local parents will be on hand to deliver input on the progress of schools at today's meeting of the state's first Parent Advisory Council.

February 24, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Scam artist bilks elderly woman out of hundreds

Authorities are asking residents to be wary of letting strangers inside their homes after an alleged scam artist took money from an elderly woman in Dawson County last week.

February 24, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


13-year-old in custody after thefts, bus joyrides

Authorities say a 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy went on a crime spree this week, taking late-night joy rides in two school buses and a sport utility vehicle before he was caught Tuesday.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Electronic exchange could aid health providers and patients

BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS

February 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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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