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Local schools earn Governor’s honors

Several local schools made the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's outstanding achievement list that recognizes 327 schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville academy earns High-Flying honors

The Youth-at-Risk Conference recognized Gainesville Exploration Academy as a runner-up for its list of High-Flying Schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Our Neighbor opens home to adults in need

Our Neighbor Inc. is now accepting applications for its newest house equipped for people with disabilities.

January 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Battle over inheritance reaches high court

The legal dispute over an inheritance from a man who was once one of Hall County's biggest landowners goes before the Georgia Supreme Court next week, with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock challenging the two sisters named in the will.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Icy conditions close roads, make driving dangerous

Icy roads have created perilous driving conditions on many Hall County roads, and officials are advising motorists to use extreme caution if they have to get out.

No serious injuries have been reported thus far in a number of minor traffic accidents brought on by black ice, officials said.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown vandalism concerns officials

Repeat instances of vandalism around the downtown Gainesville square has prompted police and city officials to discuss how best to combat the problem.

January 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow a mixed bag for residents

Snow. For children, it is the stuff of dreams; but adults tend to think of it with ambivalence.

January 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fears of icy roads close schools, puts crews on alert

The snow that fell in Northeast Georgia on Thursday made for some picturesque winter scenes, but raised concerns about icy roads this morning for commuters.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lake nears winter full pool level

A streak of dry weather - not counting Thursday's snowfall - has allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get Lake Lanier very close to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps finishes public input period

With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT forced to pick up where the contractor left off

JEFFERSON - Around this time last year, orange construction cones appeared in downtown Jefferson and work crews could be seen working to update traffic signals in the area.

January 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mecum still marshal, new selection likely

When Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008, former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum figured his days as the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Georgia were likely numbered.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


By a show of hands

Forget aerobics.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former hostage turns event positive

Despite reports of snow, WomenSource drew its largest crowd to date at Thursday's Brown Bag luncheon featuring Atlanta hostage hero Ashley Smith Robinson.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


RADAR: The latest on the snow

January 07, 2010 | | Local


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Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | 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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