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North Hall park approved by commission

North Hall residents celebrated the Hall County commission's vote Thursday night to go forward with developing a 60-acre athletic complex and community center in their part of the county.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another big cocaine bust in Hall

Authorities seized two kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $200,000 this morning in the second large-scale drug bust in Hall County in the past three weeks.

May 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census results show Hall is steadily growing

Against a quieter chorus of hammers, people have continued to pour into Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revision to law allows inmates to serve last year at transitional centers

A new law will allow state inmates serving strict mandatory minimum sentences to complete the final year of their prison terms in work-release settings.

May 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia allowing schools to initiate unpaid leave if needed

The faculty and staff of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University can put their fears of furloughs to rest for now.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drizzle doesn’t wash out Blue Sky Concert

Wednesday's skies weren't necessarily blue, but folks still turned out to hear Clarkesville band 4 and 20 Blackbirds.

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System names board, panel members

Northeast Georgia Health System recently announced its new board members for 2009. The new members will be assuming positions on several different boards including the Hospital Authority board, the Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. board, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Inc. board and The Medical Center Foundation board. The new members are as follows:

May 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall hires new principal; other vacancies remain

As the Hall County school system informs some employees they will not have jobs in August, system leaders also are interviewing the final candidates to fill three assistant principal and two principal positions.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


18 Hall parapros will lose their jobs

Approximately 18 paraprofessionals in Hall County schools are being informed this week they will not have a job in the classroom after May 27.

May 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson officers remember fallen comrades

JEFFERSON - When most people walk out of their front door to go to work, they never think that they won't live to retrace their steps at the end of the day.

May 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue signs budget that includes money for Northeast Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed the $18.6 billion budget for 2010. The spending plan includes a number of capital projects for Northeast Georgia.

May 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GPS may make trash pickup more efficient

Instead of having a diesel truck ride up and down city streets looking for metal and limbs on the curbs, the Gainesville solid waste employee driving the truck will soon be able to go straight to the homes with metal scraps on the curb "and he's through," said Danny Owen, manager of Gainesville's Solid Waste Division.

May 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville not in running for car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Recent talks that a high performance police car automaker was considering a site in Dawsonville may have been wishful thinking on the part of a local real estate agent.

May 13, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Friday roadwork will cut Ga. 53 westbound to one lane

Westbound lanes on Ga. 53/Mundy Mill Road under Interstate 985 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Motorists coming off I-985 south won't be able to turn left on Mundy Mill Road because of the work, said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

May 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teens charged with Juniper Court burglary

Two teenagers have been charged with a Monday burglary at a Juniper Court home, Gainesville police said today.

May 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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