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Jackson County cities discuss SPLOST possibilities

JEFFERSON - Although their needs may differ, elected officials in Jackson County agree that passing a new tax referendum is crucial.

March 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tuesday’s snow may mean icy roads today

When it comes to road conditions, snow is a lot better than ice.

March 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter weather costs piling up for Ga. DOT

Talk about a budget buster.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson clerk of court indicted in theft

A grand jury on Monday indicted longtime Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court Becky McCord in connection with more than $140,000 in missing funds.

March 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


DeKalb may buy into Glades Reservoir

Hall County officials traveled to Atlanta Tuesday morning to pitch the Glades Reservoir to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.

March 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Weather service cancels winter storm warning

The National Weather Service has canceled its winter storm warning and winter weather advisory, but snow earlier today kept emergency officials busy. And freezing temperatures overnight may make morning road conditions hazardous.

March 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia residents enjoy snow day

Snow poured across North Georgia Tuesday. If you were out enjoying it, send us your pictures at news@gainesvilletimes.com to be posted in a slide show. Please include names of those pictured, location and any other information you'd like to share.

March 02, 2010 | | Local


Closings and cancellations related to winter storm

Here are the latest closings and cancellations related to the winter storm:

March 02, 2010 | | Local


County has no plans yet for Clermont land

Plans for property the county owns in the town of Clermont are up in the air following the Hall County Board of Commissioners' decision to build the North Hall library on Nopone Road.

March 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Women receive money for arson tips

Two Hall County women received a combined $4,500 for providing information that led to the conviction of an arsonist.

March 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Fire Services loses a cherished mentor

Hall County Fire Services lost one of its most beloved employees over the weekend.

March 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speech center improves services in new location

For 40 years, the Northeast Georgia Speech Center has been helping residents find their voice.

March 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. cuts hurt efforts to trim city schools' deficit

The Gainesville city school system may not reach its goal of eliminating a remaining $780,000 deficit if the state continues to hack away at public school funds.

March 01, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Winter storm warning issued; snow accumulation possible

Winter's cold grip just won't let go.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nearly all of North Georgia, and forecasters now say the region could see between 1 and 3 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

March 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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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