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Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgians prepared in fight, Guardsman says

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 21, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Lake Lanier may approach record low level by fall

A marina has to serve its customers, come hell or high water.

August 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Scout’s pet fair to aid Humane Society

Think you have the cutest pet in town?

August 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Early dam plan supports Georgia's claim to Lanier water

One of the core issues of the 18-year-old water dispute between Georgia, Florida and Alabama is whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

August 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Parents say Gainesville High open house is a winner

Gainesville High School parents filled the school Sunday afternoon, retracing schedules followed by their children since school started Aug. 7.

August 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pay varies for Hall board members

All across Hall County, there are people who take a break from their day jobs to take care of everything from property values to libraries to counting votes on Election Day.

August 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area meetings, Aug. 18-20

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

August 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Niles leaves civil service to save souls

Preaching from Psalm 130 two weeks ago, Rev. Adrian Niles addressed the chapter's sixth verse.

August 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Youth minister adjusts to 'new normal' with spinal injury

ATLANTA -- Vester Lewis is getting used to what he calls "the new normal."

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


States may keep trying to reach water deal

While the case over water in Lake Lanier is scheduled to move into a federal courtroom later this year, the judge hearing the case says the states need to reach an agreement on their disputed issues.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall job losses are few

While the state is facing its highest unemployment numbers in more than a decade, the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hall County, had the fewest job losses in July, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Labor.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical storm's trek could bring it to North Georgia

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay could bring some heavy rains into north Georgia near the end of the week, forecasters believe, though the path it will take remains uncertain.

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New tax board greeted with pay questions

The two new members of the Hall County tax assessors board got a tumultuous welcome at the board's meeting Friday.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County to increase ambulance fees

A trip in an ambulance soon may get pricier.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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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