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Icy roads force another day of school closings

Area school systems, except for Gainesville, are closed again today as a weekend of frigid weather did little to thaw less-traveled roads.

January 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nixle messaging links public to law officers for alerts

Sherrill Day likes to stay well-informed.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Diane Hirling: Stability achieved; next mission — get things done

FLOWERY BRANCH - Diane Hirling once used to bristle at the negative news reports in Flowery Branch, the town she had adopted since moving to the area from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1992.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charter councils act as school boards

Parents of charter school students are enjoying newfound democracy in school-level governance councils where their thoughts on school budgets, personnel and student achievement can be put into action.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Deep freeze is nearly over

Northeast Georgia should be thawed out soon.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson’s Crawford Long museum reopens with new displays

JEFFERSON - Pulled by a tall, white horse and steered by a bonneted driver, an elegant black carriage clattered down College Street as a busy shopkeeper went about answering questions about the bolts of fabric on her shelves.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire displaces 10 people from Chicopee Villlage home

Ten people living in one home were displaced by an early morning fire in Chicopee Village, Hall County Fire officials said. No one was hurt.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Slips and slides on a day of icy roads

When winter weather hits Hall County, the calls for tow trucks pick up, and Friday was no exception.

January 09, 2010 | | Local


Major South Hall artery could be renamed

By spring, a heavily traveled South Hall road could reflect the name of its biggest attraction, Lake Lanier Islands.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The healing powers of Teddy bears

Drs. Chris and Tanya Turner are Flowery Branch chiropractors who make no bones about providing comfort, even when it isn't for one of their patients.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Streetscape grinds to a halt

JEFFERSON - Progress can sometimes be slow, but when it comes to the downtown Jefferson Streetscape project, visual progress has been nearly nonexistent.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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


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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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