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Jefferson students beat state average on tests

When it comes to required tests, students in the Jefferson City Schools system are ahead of the state curve in many areas.

May 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Retiring principal gets her own day

The Gainesville mayor's office proclaimed Tuesday "Jill Goforth Day" in honor of the New Holland Core Knowledge Academy principal who is retiring from a nearly 30-year career in education.

May 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lawsuit hasn't hindered Northeast Georgia Medical Center's plans for South Hall

BRASELTON - Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials say plans for a hospital campus at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton remain on schedule as litigation with Barrow Regional Medical Center continues.

May 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Public defender hurt in wreck

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after being airlifted with severe injuries following a traffic accident.

May 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Awards flow for Gainesville water system

The executive director of the state's association of water professionals came to Gainesville today with an armload of awards for the city's Public Utilities Department.

May 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bus tour to stop at Centennial Arts Academy

Gainesville school system's Centennial Arts Academy has been selected by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education as one of six stops on the 17th Annual Bus Trip Across Georgia.

May 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas prices creeping up as holiday approaches

The price of gasoline in Georgia has climbed 29 cents a gallon since May 1, surpassing the national average price surge of 25 cents during the same time.

May 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system faces tough budget choices

The Gainesville school board will spend the next month or so determining its priorities as it builds a roughly $51 million general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson City Council approves changes to noise ordinance

After months of discussion and public input, the Jefferson City Council finally has reached a resolution concerning updates to the city's existing noise ordinance.

May 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Not all school districts slashing employees

Neighboring school districts report only a few teachers' contracts were not renewed for next school year and some districts are actively hiring teachers.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Witness to Hiroshima, father of 9/11 Pentagon victim, dies at age 88

The Rev. Eddie Stephens of Gainesville, father of a Gainesville woman killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 88.

May 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville tourism agency trying to bring in more with less

Budget cuts have the future of two agencies geared toward economic development hanging in the balance.

May 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospice's Camp Braveheart needs volunteers

As an adult, dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Coping with that loss can be made even more difficult when trying to help a child through that process.

May 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some fret that building North Hall, Cool Springs parks could stretch staffing

Now on track to build two parks, Hall County officials differ on whether the county is up to the task.

May 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT honors its first "Everyday Hero"

Family members were unaware that the unimaginable had happened.

May 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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


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