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Hall may be able to rehire some teachers

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said he expects the system will be able to rehire about 20 of the 100 teachers who were not offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

April 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pilgrim's Pride to close plant in Dalton

PITTSBURG, Texas - Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Monday it will close a chicken processing plant in Dalton, Ga., which employs 280 people, within 60 days.

It will consolidate the production at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

April 13, 2009 | From staff, wire reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Kip Padgett’s new role has kept him busy

For the first time since he took over the helm of Gainesville government, City Manager Kip Padgett took a much-needed day off Friday.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton chili competition a taster’s paradise

If you're looking for a hot way to pass some time this weekend, you may want to head over to Braselton for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High group to award honorary diplomas

The Gainesville High School Governance Council, a staff-teacher-parent governing authority under the school system's charter designation, is initiating a Gainesville High School honorary diploma program.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


As the nice weather returns, sun safety is key

After a brutally cold winter, it feels good to get outside and soak up the sun.

April 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hoschton lines up for federal stimulus funds

HOSCHTON -The U.S. government has set aside billions of dollars in stimulus money in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

April 12, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


It’s official: Chicken cook-off is state’s main event

It seems only fitting that the chicken cook-off in the Poultry Capital of the World would be the state's official chicken cooking event.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain helps lake levels spring up

Lake Lanier is reaping the benefits of recent wet weather - including possibly more soaking storms today - but drier weather is ahead that could slow the lake's refilling.

April 12, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Final call for Homer Easter egg hunt?

HOMER - Carrying brightly colored baskets and running ahead of parents, hundreds of children scampered across the Garrison family's property Sunday hunting for candy eggs.

April 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New event honors the best in local teachers

Quick - think of your favorite teacher you had in school.

April 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Trying to fill a growing need for help

While the federal government is busy trying to stimulate the economy, many local organizations are busy trying to keep those in need afloat until things get better.

April 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Churches step in to offer job guidance

In her role as pastor of Christian education and discipleship, the Rev. Debby Fox generally works on matters such as curriculum for Sunday school classes.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexed areas make jurisdiction clearer, police say

Before the Gainesville Police Department had a chance to lay out the reasons for its desire to have a 0.8-mile stretch of interstate right-of-way in the city limits, Chief Frank Hooper was already on the defensive.

April 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some small towns have a reputation with drivers

Ludowici, the county seat of Long County in Southeast Georgia, has a claim to fame that it would like to shed.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | 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


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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