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Winter storm warning continues

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for an area including Gainesville and areas north of the city through today.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Slow economy hits local college endowments

A recent study shows the value of university and college endowments fell by almost 19 percent on average during fiscal year 2009. Authors of the study described it as the worst decline since the Great Depression.

January 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Double tragedy in Dahlonega still a mystery

Faye McCollum talked to her 66-year-old sister Gerilla "Jo" Goetsch nearly every day by phone, so when the calls went unanswered starting in December, she said she didn't know what to think.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in crash

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


IRS: Many don’t use tax credit

ATLANTA - Internal Revenue Service officials say 1 in 4 eligible American taxpayers are not taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

January 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Technical College oversees GED courses at detention center

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 29, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Students learn about writing, editing by publishing their own books

On Friday, it was the children who sat in the rocking chair to read and the parents who gathered around to listen.

January 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Grease causes sewage spill in Flowery Branch neighborhood

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter storm warning in effect for Northeast Georgia

Freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected to hit North Georgia tonight and continue into Saturday, just three weeks after area residents battled snow and icy roads.

January 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man killed in 1-vehicle accident

A Flowery Branch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night, police said.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sewerage spill affects Flowery Branch subdivision

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewerage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

City Manager Bill Andrew said today that the spill occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a manhole about 150 yards from the Victoria Court cul-de-sac.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson Academy Principal puckers up for pig after students raise Relay money

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy Principal DeMaris Gurley did it.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Safe Kids hosts helmet giveaway, offers safety tips

Every year in January and February, Hall County and Gainesville second-graders learn about helmet safety.

January 28, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Commissioners approve Lake Lanier Islands Parkway road name change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved changing the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times 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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