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Ernst benefit concert raises $7,200

A benefit concert honoring Brian Ernst, a West Hall student who died from cancer one month ago, raised $7,200.

April 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board studies textbook alternatives

Gainesville City Schools officials are pondering how to increase learning and decrease costs at the same time.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cell phones making a comeback at Hall school

Cell phones were once frowned upon in schools, but they are making a positive impact at one Hall County school.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood works to maintain roads

Oakwood is about to gear up its road maintenance program this year after the economic downturn delayed it in 2009.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decisions series takes look at building a lasting peace

Building a peaceful and stable nation is no easy task.

April 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kilgore pleads guilty to slaying of couple

The Dawson County man accused of killing his stepdaughter and her husband late last year admitted Monday he was the triggerman in the slayings.

April 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


I-85 resurfacing begins near South Carolina line

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin at 6 tonight resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee revamps efforts to restore historic Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Work continues on restoring the historic county courthouse in Jefferson, but the committee leading the efforts is coming close to depleting its $2 million budget.

April 11, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Commerce man accused of collectible con

Kerry Haggard's love of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolf Man made him many friends in collecting circles.

April 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deadline for taxes looming

For those still flipping through 2009 receipts and W-2 forms, there are just a few days left to file their taxes.

April 11, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Warmer temperatures don’t guarantee safe swimming

Though it will be warm and sunny all week, a dip in Lake Lanier may not be as pleasant as it seems.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City schools may lose Mundy Mill school property

Gainesville school Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is hopeful that future developers of the Mundy Mill village plan to keep an elementary school in the mega development.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teeth-whitening fundraiser will aid Good News Clinics

Good News Clinics are getting a boost from local dentists.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Friends, supporters chip in to help Ernst family

Sunday marked one month since Brian Ernst, a 19-year-old former West Hall High baseball player, died from cancer.

April 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Trimming trash collection could help workers

Doing Gainesville's dirty work has its perks.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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 ...

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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