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Hall school system able to rehire 23 laid-off teachers

Staffing is settling into place for Hall County schools as nearly two dozen teachers laid off last school year are back to work.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Contractor could be liable for late parking deck finish

It is still uncertain whether the contractor building Gainesville's new downtown parking deck will be held liable for not completing the deck on time.

September 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cleaning up closed landfill

Hall County will present the findings of a study on groundwater pollution from an old landfill at 5 p.m. today in the Courthouse Annex.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce special election canceled

The special election set for today in the city of Commerce has been canceled.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


West Jackson residents participate in comprehensive plan process

BRASELTON - Who said coloring is just for kids?

September 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This time last year, gas was topping $4 a gallon

A year ago today, fuel prices in Georgia peaked at a staggering $4.17 per gallon of regular gasoline.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas line work will limit traffic flow on U.S. 129

Travel will be limited on Cleveland Highway crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Registration extended for BULLI classes at Brenau

There is space left in the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall courses, which start Sept. 28.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson city clerk keeps busy with dual responsibilities

JEFFERSON - Elizabeth McDonald wears several hats in the city of Jefferson.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New hospital garden helps soothe patients

Rarely is a hospital visit not met with heavy doses of pain or stress. While doctors nurse the body back to health, more hospitals are using gardens to rejuvenate the spirit.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Blackshear Place church baptizes dozens in Lake Lanier

Youngster Scott Odum was one of about 55 people who were baptized Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park. The baptism was part of Blackshear Place Baptist Church's fourth annual Family Fun Day at Lake Lanier.

September 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Alto man killed in accident

A 24-year-old Alto man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Banks County.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Luncheon serves as a reminder of those with empty bowls

As a reminder that those struggling with hunger deal with empty bowls every day, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is holding its annual fundraiser Tuesday.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | 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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