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Jefferson school board adds staff; 2 resignations accepted

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education added and lost system staff members during Wednesday's special called meeting.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Agribusiness pioneers, standouts honored

A dairy farmer, a longtime veterinarian and Georgia's commissioner of agriculture were inducted Wednesday into the Hall County Agribusiness Hall of Fame.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sampling ice cream is work, not play for one class

A group of Lanier Career Academy students on Wednesday spent an entire class session doing nothing but eating ice cream.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Summer burn ban to start May 1

There are only a few days left until Georgia's summer burn ban takes effect.

April 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mayor to welcome visitors

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras is planning to unveil her "Wall of Happiness" as part of Georgia Cities Week. The wall is located behind her desk in the Joint Administration Building on Henry Ward Way.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Hall County offices closed on Monday

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday due to the county's monthly employee furloughs.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Sewage spills into Lake Lanier

Between 1,000 and 1,200 gallons of sewage spilled onto the ground and into Lake Lanier on Tuesday, according to a news release.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT to close Mundy Mill Road eastbound lanes at I-985

Eastbound lanes on Mundy Mill Road under Interstate 985 will be closed from 7 tonight through 7 a.m. Thursday because of road construction.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville earns designation for water stewardship

Gainesville joined an "exclusive club" Tuesday, electing to join with the state Department of Community Affairs to become a WaterFirst community.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Barnes doesn’t rule out joining 2010 race

CUMMING - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday that he is continuing to ponder a run for the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


It's time to live green (without spending too much of it!)

You might find yourself more conscious of the environment today, yet even more aware of the recession's stress on your wallet.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report says many Latinos in South are targets of abuse

There's a problem in the Latino community that outsiders may not be aware of.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


17-year-old, 4 juveniles charged with burglary

Five people, one 17-year-old and four juveniles, were arrested Tuesday and each charged with one count of burglary, Hall County Sheriff's officials reported.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Arrests made after teen party busted in Forsyth County

Undercover Forsyth County sheriff's investigators busted a teen party over the weekend in Cumming, officials said Tuesday.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lobbyist says cities must reach out for better ties to legislature

A top lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday told city officials from throughout Northeast Georgia that cities were spared a worse fate from the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | 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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