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Hall County Schools freezes hiring

Until state funding and possible staff relocation issues are resolved, Hall County school system officials have put a hold on bringing in new employees.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Neighborhood with heavy foot traffic may get sidewalks

Sidewalks may soon be coming to the Morningside Heights area just southeast of Gainesville.

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Economy touches student scholarship group

The Grady Young Foundation ended its seventh annual memorial weekend with a rousing Sunday worship service, but the group of education benefactors this year felt the impact of a slow economy.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal resigns after passage of health care reform bill

WASHINGTON - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

March 22, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


New training center helps firefighters prepare

JEFFERSON - In his 21-year firefighting career, nothing has deterred Capt. Matt Lindquist from helping to keep his community safe.

March 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Professor to talk about global economics

Economics professor Joel Potter will discuss global financial issues as part of North Georgia College & State University's Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

March 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


March aims to foster better health for pets

Local animal lovers will take to the streets of Flowery Branch on Saturday to show support for local animal rescue groups.

March 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville cracking down on peanut vendors

DAWSONVILLE - With spring festival season quickly approaching, you may be looking forward to picking up some boiled peanuts from a roadside vendor. In Dawsonville, you've got plenty of options, so many in fact that the City Council is worried it is out of control.

March 21, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Teaching style earns woman award

Cathy Dial has a secret. She knows that when it comes to teaching gifted children, presentation is just as important as subject matter.

March 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Firefighter is Elks' Officer of the Year

In his seven years with the Gainesville Fire Department, firefighter and emergency medical technician Jonathan Sosebee went through the drills on how to treat a choking victim countless times. That training paid off last year.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parent steps up to the plate to bring baseball field to school

Until recently, Martin Elementary School had baseball and softball teams but no permanent place for students to practice.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State parks look to corporations for funding help

In a hurting economy, the state Department of Natural Resources is turning to corporate sponsorships to help fund the state park system.

March 20, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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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