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Teaching style earns woman award

Cathy Dial has a secret. She knows that when it comes to teaching gifted children, presentation is just as important as subject matter.

March 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Firefighter is Elks' Officer of the Year

In his seven years with the Gainesville Fire Department, firefighter and emergency medical technician Jonathan Sosebee went through the drills on how to treat a choking victim countless times. That training paid off last year.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parent steps up to the plate to bring baseball field to school

Until recently, Martin Elementary School had baseball and softball teams but no permanent place for students to practice.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State parks look to corporations for funding help

In a hurting economy, the state Department of Natural Resources is turning to corporate sponsorships to help fund the state park system.

March 20, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cedar Creek water sits as Gainesville, county feud

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County governments say they remain at a stalemate over the control of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall expands its plans for Glades water withdrawals

Hall County is fine-tuning its plans to resubmit the official application for the Glades Reservoir in northeastern Hall County.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team places second in state

The Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy Reading Bowl team placed second in the state reading bowl competition Saturday in Athens.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Spring love: Local residents ready for warm, sunny weather

It looks like the first day of spring will be appropriately bright and cheerful.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect appears in court

An Athens teen made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or jgill@gainesvilletimes.com

March 20, 2010 | | Local


New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


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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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