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Gainesville school board OKs funds for first roof repairs

The Gainesville school board allocated $205,000 to reroof and clean the old gym at Gainesville High School and soon will decide whether it will build a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send in your Veterans Day events

The Times is interested in hearing about area celebrations and activities planned next week marking Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

November 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed scheduling change may cut teachers

The Hall County school board may adopt a hybrid schedule for its high schools that would allow the system to operate with about 35 fewer teachers next school year.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school superintendents tout flexibility in education

Leaders of the Gainesville and Hall County school systems fielded questions from Rotary Club members Monday as part of the civic group's State of the Schools presentation.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Buford school reopens after widespread illness

Health officials are still investigating the cause of an outbreak of symptoms that led to the closure of an elementary school in Buford on Friday.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skies to remain sunny all week

If you're feeling a bit water-logged after last month's rains, you should get a chance to dry out this week.

November 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Deputies investigate attempted abduction

A strange man cruising through an upscale North Hall subdivision ordered a 10-year-old to get into his truck in what authorities are calling an attempted child abduction.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital commended for providing care for uninsured

Northeast Georgia Medical Center was recently named "Large Hospital of the Year" by The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Repeat molester convicted

A Hall County man who got probation in a 1993 child molestation conviction was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of molesting another child.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood 2010 budget set for final OK Monday

Oakwood's 2010 budget is poised for its final OK by City Council.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man injured in boat fire, explosion on Lanier

A 41-year-old Forsyth County man was hospitalized Sunday for serious injuries after a boat caught fire on Lake Lanier.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local groups seek toys for needy children

The magic of Christmas morning often centers around what's under the Christmas tree. But for many children this year, that magic won't happen without the help of local agencies.

November 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Eagle Ranch welcomes the public during annual open house

The residents of Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for children in crisis, opened their arms and doors wide on Sunday for the annual open house event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville still working on alcohol laws

Gainesville's alcohol ordinances are likely to see another change this month as Gainesville officials continue to tweak the ordinances to make them less prohibitive to caterers and nonprofit organizations.

November 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Procedure can help control systems for Parkinson’s, other patients

Dr. Darlene Lobel recalled one patient from a former practice who loved to fish but had long given up the pasttime after years of Parkinson's disease had taken their toll.

November 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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UNG hosts regional STAR student gala

Some of the region's finest and highest-achieving students are headed to bright futures at some of the country's top colleges.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | 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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