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Hall Co. officials hope to change method of sales tax collection

Hall County officials will meet at 10:30 a.m. today with the Department of Revenue to discuss sales tax collection and distribution, a heated issue among politicians this year.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville ministry prepares for trip to Haiti's quake zone

A Hall County-based organization is preparing for a trip this week to Haiti, joining up with groups worldwide to help the country broken by last week's earthquake.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


No students hurt in Hall County bus wreck

No one was injured when a school bus carrying 56 students was involved in a wreck this afternoon, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain postpones groundbreaking in Dawson County

Groundbreaking for the Dawson County Government Center, originally set for Thursday, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 28 due to the threat of bad weather.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State Master Gardeners to convene in Gainesville

Just because the ground is near frozen doesn't mean you can't be thinking about gardening.

January 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


High school seniors build leadership skills

For some people, it may be hard to understand how ropes courses or other activities can build leadership, but some Hall County students have made the connection.

January 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs alcohol licenses, discusses spring event

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved three alcoholic beverage licenses and discussed a potential downtown event scheduled for the spring.

January 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen drug forum draws concerned parents

OAKWOOD - For teenagers in Hall County, drugs are easy to get and easy to hide.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


How you can help Haiti

Here are sites where bottled water, peanut butter, cereal, granola and protein bars, baby formula and blankets can be dropped off:

January 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Newtown club leads march, carries on King’s legacy

As members of the community walked Gainesville's streets on Monday singing "Come By Here" and "We Shall Overcome," they celebrated the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and hoped that their celebration would re-ignite a desire to work for social equality.

January 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cleveland man hopes to lend a hand in Haiti

Like others, Jeff Mumpower was shocked to see the pictures of a ruined Haiti.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pediatrician was dedicated to work, region, daughters say

One of Northeast Georgia's first practicing pediatricians and a champion of childhood immunization has died.

January 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school board to meet tonight

The Gainesville Board of Education plans to discuss goal planning for the 2010-11 school year and hear a mid-year report on Gainesville Middle School goals during its meeting tonight.

January 18, 2010 | | Local


Residents delight in warmer weather

Although he wasn't able to say it, 18-month-old Cayden Mott thoroughly enjoyed the 59 degree weather that warmed Gainesville on Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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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