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Norton: Area’s strengths help us to survive

A Gainesville real estate executive told members of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce that the area holds a number of advantages when it comes to both attracting growth and recovering from the downturn in housing.

March 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Saturday bass tourney to benefit March of Dimes

Organizers of American Proteins' annual March of Dimes bass tournament are hoping the possible rainy weather won't keep the fish from biting or the fishermen at home.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State College names new vice president

A nationwide search for Gainesville State College's new vice president for academic affairs has led to a University of Illinois administrator.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New dean chosen at North Georgia Tech

Dan Pressley will become the dean for academic affairs at North Georgia Technical College.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Scissor lift tips over, hurts worker

A man working on a sewage project off Winder Highway was on a scissor lift when it tipped over and fell about 40 feet Thursday morning, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DNR may raise fee for state parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed raising parking fees at Georgia's state parks.

March 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man charged with cruelty after son is hurt

A Gainesville man has been charged with first-degree cruelty to children in connection with a shaken baby case, authorities said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Storms could soak region

The first full week of spring is turning out to be a soggy one.

March 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


West Hall teacher up for national technology award

Joel Aquino, a science teacher at West Hall High School, has been named a finalist in this year's national competition for Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards.

March 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sorority to sponsor Saturday health fair

The sisters of an area sorority want to make sure that you and your family stay in good health.

March 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bus visit could curb drug costs

If you've lost your job or insurance coverage recently, you may have trouble paying for your prescription medications. If so, you're invited to "get on the bus" this morning.

March 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson County school system plans cuts to jobs, night sessions

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday morning to save more than $3 million by reducing its work force, implementing a furlough plan and eliminating the regional evening school program.

March 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hester gets life in prison for murder

Troy Hester apologized Wednesday to the family of murder victim Allison Brownell but stopped short of admitting he shot her, while his attorney continued to maintain the convicted killer's innocence.

March 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Spell’s former employees exonerated

Three people who worked for Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell's heavy equipment company have been dropped as defendants in a lawsuit filed by 16 former investors.

March 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tax allocation district amendment likely will sail to approval

School tax money may be available for redevelopment projects in Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Oakwood this year if a constitutional amendment passes through the state Senate as easily as it did the House.

March 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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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