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Hoschton grapples with how to fund city services

Hoschton has recently made what Mayor Erma Denney said were several tough decisions to reduce expenses. But instituting property taxes hasn't been one of those choices.

February 05, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Teachers, school employees step in where nurses leave off

It started innocently, with a piece of candy.

February 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fifth-grade bookworm wins Jefferson schools spelling bee

JEFFERSON - One by one, the competitors fell, until only Mary Harkness remained.

February 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County lawmaker wants ignition interlock considered for first-time DUI offenders

A Forsyth County lawmaker wants first-time convicted DUI offenders to blow into a device before they can start their cars.

February 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Juveniles arrested in Harmony Church Road burglaries

Three juveniles were arrested this week in connection with three burglaries that occurred on Harmony Church Road last month, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said.

February 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


1 dead in Cleveland Highway accident

A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after his truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic Thursday on Cleveland Highway.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ramey three-peats in record-length spelling bee

As spelling bees go, it was a duel for the ages.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moye makes a move to Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


North Hall anxiously awaits sewer service

Hall County presented the preliminary plans for sewer in North Hall to an enthusiastic crowd of area property owners Thursday at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

February 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flood watch in effect for South Hall County

Northeast Georgia can expect plenty of rain today after receiving a wintry dose of snow and sleet throughout Thursday.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Judge orders new trial in hospital injury case

A judge has granted a new trial for a woman who won a personal injury suit against Northeast Georgia Medical Center but was awarded a fraction of the damages she was asking.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State trooper furloughs burden courts

State budget cuts have hit public safety hard. Georgia State Patrol troopers must take 12 furlough days in the calender year, one for each month.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Council moves forward on annexation, rezoning plans

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to measures that would pave the way for certain commercial and manufacturing uses on property off McEver and Gaines Ferry roads.

February 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County ex-clerk charged with stealing $82K

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities say a longtime employee took nearly $82,000 over the last 10 months from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office.

February 04, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Snow, sleet, ice making a comeback in North Georgia

Icy precipitation has fallen over much of Northeast Georgia today and is forecast to continue tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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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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