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Gainesville's cuts mainly target employee pay increases

As they approved a much smaller spending plan for fiscal year 2010, Gainesville City Council members promised employees a better future.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

Hall County fire officials have not yet determined what caused a destructive house fire in the north end of the county Tuesday afternoon.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Citing tight economy, Hall schools superintendent declines 5% raise

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield received a glowing performance evaluation from the Hall County school board but declined the 5 percent raise to which he is entitled.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect sought in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police are investigating a robbery that occurred this afternoon at a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in McEver Elementary electronics theft

A burglar was caught stealing $11,000 worth of electronics from McEver Elementary School early this morning, sheriff's officials said.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall man drowns after jumping off bridge

A 29-year-old Hall County man who drowned Monday night after jumping off a bridge into Lake Lanier was identified this morning as 29-year-old William Maddox.

June 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton voters want a say in whether city levies property tax

HOSCHTON - A petition urging the city of Hoschton to hold a vote to change its charter was submitted Monday to city hall, bearing 417 signatures.

June 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


State blames budget cuts for longer refund wait

After waiting for nearly three months, Ethel Roberto finally received her state tax return over the weekend.

June 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dock owners complaining that no-wake zones being ignored

Speeding can be as dangerous in the water as it is on land.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society to hold rabies clinics

The Humane Society of Hall County will hold a Microchip Clinic and Rabies Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27 at Tailwaggers, 2376 Murphy Blvd., off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. No early birds, please.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City's planned teacher pay cut loses some of its sting

Gainesville school teachers may not endure as severe a pay cut now that the Gainesville school board plans to take two additional years to pay off its estimated $5.6 million deficit.

June 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Take free ride on Red Rabbit

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but on Thursday, take a free ride.

June 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Camp LifeSavers mixes fun with safety lessons for children

There's still room for a couple more kids to sign up for Hall County Fire Services' Camp LifeSavers safety camps, according to the camp coordinator.

June 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall planning board is OK with helipad

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the use of a helipad at a private residence in South Hall on Monday.

June 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


10-year-old tickles the ivories, hopefully on way to pro career

Like Schroeder from the classic "Peanuts" comic strip, most days you can Sean VanMeter sitting behind a piano playing his heart out.

June 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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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