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Area thawing from weekend’s icy grip

Ice dripped from trees as sunshine streamed across the Hall County area Sunday, accompanied by warmer temperatures.

January 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Was death row inmate murdered?

A coroner's inquest will be held in the strangulation death of a Lumpkin County man on Georgia's death row that some believe was a murder.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ice coating leads to few power, road problems

Old Man Winter's bluster failed to live up to the dire forecasts Saturday, to the relief of emergency officials and disappointment of children.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Haitian relief donation may be tax deductible

If you've made a charitable donation to help with the Haiti earthquake relief efforts, but thought you'd have to wait until next year to claim it on your taxes, you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

January 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former clothes maker relishes education role

The pay isn't nearly as good as in his old career, but the stress is less and the satisfaction greater.

January 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police getting high-tech funds

More federal stimulus money is coming to Gainesville, and again, it's going to the Gainesville Police Department.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gross science: Kids learn about all things gooey at library event

Would you like to major in grossology?

January 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Future of Habersham courthouse debated

Nancy Schaefer is worried about the future of Clarkesville, and the ongoing saga of the Habersham County Courthouse plays a big part in her concerns.

January 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hood develops her students into thinkers

For Michele Hood, Hall County school system's teacher of the year, teaching is more than a career - it is a passion.

January 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This year’s top teachers span artistic and scientific specialties

Doing a job well can happen with hard work. It can happen with training. It can happen with monetary motivation. But for those who really do their job well, it's usually because they're passionate about the work.

January 31, 2010 | | Local


Gainesville, Hall County disagree over control of withdrawals from Cedar Creek Reservoir

A power struggle over water resources in Hall County threatens to deprive residents of an alternate water supply.

January 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter-storm related closings and cancellations

Weather conditions have led to the following closings and cancellations. The list will be updated on an ongoing basis as information is received:

January 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Road conditions in Hall are good — so far

Road conditions in Hall County remained good this morning with slight ice accumulation on trees, but not enough to cause any major problems - so far.

A pair of downed power lines in the Murrayville area affecting about 26 customers was the only reported outage in Hall County, officials said.

January 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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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 ...

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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