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Teachers, staff facing job losses

In the next few days, 100 Hall County school system employees will begin finding out that they will not have their contracts renewed this spring.

March 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


United Way exceeds $2 million goal

The United Way issued a challenge to the Hall County community, and area businesses rose to the occasion.

March 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eased water restrictions help industry, homeowners

The coordinator of the Hall County Extension Service said Wednesday that allowing the use of soaker hoses and drip irrigation will be good news for the plant industry and homeowners.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia high court gets Gainesville case

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments next week in the appeal of a Gainesville man who was convicted for severely injuring an undercover officer with his car.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


River Place will hold grand opening event, tour today

Northeast Georgia Health System will hold a grand opening celebration for Medical Plaza 1 at River Place in Braselton from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

March 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Short of members, Flowery Branch council cancels morning meeting

Flowery Branch City Council canceled its Wednesday morning meeting this morning because it failed to have a quorum.

March 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Suspect wrecked stolen car

A Gainesville man faces multiple charges after wrecking a car he had stolen from Auto Zone in Gainesville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Government surplus foods to be distributed

Ninth District Opportunity Inc., in cooperation with local volunteers, will once again distribute surplus food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Hall County.

March 04, 2009 | | Local


US House puts immigration program under review

Federal immigration officials are reviewing their agreements with local law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with an eye toward measuring the success of the program known as 287(g), a homeland security administrator told a congressional committee Wednesday.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Main Street jail renovations waiting on local, federal agreement

Officials with a private prison company hope to start hiring locally in the next few months for an immigration detention facility at the site of the old Hall County jail.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall wreck has traffic snarled

A wreck on Thompson Mill Road in South Hall has traffic backed up almost to Spout Springs Road, according to a Hall County dispatcher.

March 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gena Evans, ex-DOT chief, not surprised by firing

ATLANTA - Former state transportation commissioner Gena Evans said she wasn't surprised when the state transportation board voted to fire her last week.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Get a luncheon lesson from three successful women

Three of Hall County's most successful women will share their expertise with other women in the community Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials urge residents to properly dispose of unwanted TVs

People everywhere keep hazardous materials - mercury, lead and cadmium - in their living rooms.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County alcohol sales proceed with some caution

After being rejected by voters several times, a referendum finally passed in November allowing beer and wine to be sold in unincorporated White County.

March 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | 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 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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