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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


Schools closing early with threat of snow, ice

Area schools are releasing students early today in anticipation that snow will fall this afternoon.

January 07, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan and Melissa Weinman jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local students to track US bobsledder in 2010 Winter Olympic games

Yes, the United States has an Olympic bobsled team.

January 07, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham DA says judge’s acts not criminal

The chief prosecutor for the North Georgia circuit where a Superior Court judge suddenly resigned last week said he has no indication a crime was committed.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal: GOP input unlikely on final health care bill

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce committee Wednesday that he is displeased with the way President Barack Obama and Congress are handling the health care bill.

January 07, 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 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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