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Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

March 11, 2010 | | Local


1 Hall student taken to hospital after minor bus accident

A Hall County student was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a precaution after complaining of a headache following a minor school bus accident this afternoon.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


US Senate OKs Yates for federal attorney

Sally Quillian Yates was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, whose office handles federal criminal prosecutions in Gainesville.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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