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Initiative aims to break down learning barriers

Despite efforts to get a quality teacher in every classroom, something - besides money - is missing from the education equation. Gainesville City Schools is part of a nationwide effort to find out what that is and how to get it.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local lawmakers not surprised by speaker's resignation

Following weeks of media attention about his attempted suicide and, more recently, his wife's allegations of an affair with a lobbyist, Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced his pending resignation Thursday.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The signs don’t lie: Minor road work still ahead in I-985 project

There are plenty of signs, including a blinking electronic one, about approaching road work but nary a construction worker on Interstate 985 in South Hall.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain, snow mix in forecast

All eyes will be glued to the skies tonight and Saturday morning, looking for signs of wintry precipitation.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gameday guide: Fans must weather obstacles

The weather is cool, and the rivalry is heating up.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Semifinal Smacktalk: Students weigh in on Friday's matchup

Gainesville's excitement builds to fever pitch

December 03, 2009 | | Local


Superintendents put school, system pride on the line

As the Gainesville High School Red Elephants and the Flowery Branch High School Falcons prepare to square off for the Class AAA state semifinal game tonight, the superintendents of the respective school systems are making a wager on who will win.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Shelter offering reduced-price rabies shots, microchipping

Hall County will be offering rabies shots and microchips for pets at reduced prices Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

December 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Obama’s war plan sparks both concern, praise

President Barack Obama's plans to beef up troops in Afghanistan but begin military withdrawals in 18 months locally received both strong praise and sharp criticism Wednesday.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Statements will be allowed in quadruple murder trial

JEFFERSON - Henry Lee Stringer wasn't charged with murder until a year after four bodies were found in a burning Hoschton home, but his words aroused suspicions within hours of showing up to the scene on the day of the killings.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Security stepped up for showdown Friday night

Friday's big game at City Park may not set an attendance record, but officials are preparing for a huge crowd.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge against teen dismissed

A burglary charge brought against a Gainesville teen in February has been dismissed.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Saturday’s Festival of Trees benefits Challenged Child

This weekend, you can get into the holiday spirit and help a local nonprofit school that helps children with disabilities.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Plans in motion to honor North Ga. bard

BLAIRSVILLE - Officials broke ground Wednesday as part of the first phase of construction for the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, a park on the former homestead of the North Georgia poet and novelist.

December 02, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Rain returns with cold weather this weekend

Heavy showers dumped almost two inches of rain on Gainesville on Wednesday, just ahead of cold weather moving in for the weekend.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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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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