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Commission holds hearing on Atmos rate increase

The Public Service Commission will seek input from customers of Atmos Energy on a proposed rate hike that could increase bills by as much as $4 a month.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson moves quickly on massage parlor ordinance

The Jefferson City Council has called for a special meeting on Monday to discuss establishing an ordinance related to massage parlors and spas.

March 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City, county law officials join forces to find burglars who pawn stolen items

When Travis Charles Bales was looking to unload a PlayStation video game system stolen in a burglary, he went to a pawn shop, authorities said.

March 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Gainesville men indicted in gang activity

Two Gainesville men were among 26 people whose indictments were announced Thursday in the federal prosecution of a street gang authorities say is responsible for seven murders in the metro Atlanta area.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Superintendents: Parents need to be child’s primary teachers

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was the lone lion in a den filled with lionesses at Thursday's WomenSource luncheon.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville man found slain in his car

A murder victim found dead in a wrecked car in Pendergrass was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Gainesville man.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood fire damages home; one man treated for burns

One man was slightly injured Wednesday night in a fire that burned a home in the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, fire officials said.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman recovering after rescue from crash into creek

Mark Seabolt didn't hesitate.

March 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch City Council considers offering trash service

The Flowery Branch City Council mulled possible changes to the city's garbage collection service at its Thursday night meeting.

March 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agency releases suspension findings

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal, Wayne Chelf.

March 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Critical public defender report draws rebuke

A Gainesville attorney who serves on a state indigent defense council has fired back at a critical report from a legislative oversight committee and called on the committee's chairman to resign.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire damages home in Oakwood; one man treated for burns

One man was injured Wednesday night in a house fire on the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported this morning.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials move forward with skateboard ban

In one last attempt to get Gainesville's City Council to reconsider an ordinance banning skateboarding from public squares, approximately 30 people - many with their skateboards - showed up to the council's meeting Wednesday.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville denies group home request

Without a word of discussion, Gainesville City Council members unanimously voted to deny a request that would make an illegal group home legitimately zoned.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | 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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