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State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

March 11, 2010 | | Local


1 Hall student taken to hospital after minor bus accident

A Hall County student was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a precaution after complaining of a headache following a minor school bus accident this afternoon.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


US Senate OKs Yates for federal attorney

Sally Quillian Yates was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, whose office handles federal criminal prosecutions in Gainesville.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buffington named executive director for Rape Response

Jeanne Buffington seems a natural fit for new executive director at Rape Response Inc.

March 11, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Watch out for that pothole!

A wetter, colder winter than normal has battered many of Hall County's roads, leaving ever-widening - or deepening - potholes in its wake.

March 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital gets high marks for indigent care

A nonprofit advocacy group has praised Northeast Georgia Medical Center for providing more care to low-income and uninsured patients than the state requires, but also said the hospital charges too much and overpays its chief executive.

March 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Zoning changes may revive Mundy Mill project

A number of changes that city officials say accommodate the Mundy Mill development's rebirth are making their way to the Gainesville City Council.

March 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall officials pleased with sales tax decision

Local officials were delighted to hear additional sales tax money may be coming their way.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two charged in theft from railroad

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning on charges of stealing metal anchor plates belonging to CSX Railroad, police said.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms third rabies case of 2010

A skunk found in the North Hall area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk came in contact with two dogs on Friday in the Will Wheeler Road area.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | 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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