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Tornado siren test in Hall County set for Wednesday

At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hall County Central Communications/E911 will conduct an audible test of the severe weather warning system. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for about three minutes.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Need help with heat bill? Apply for aid

Households may apply for assistance with their home heating bills beginning on Dec. 1. One-time payments will be made with checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of all eligible households.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch mulls Buford firm’s TAD request

Flowery Branch City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church aims to spread Christmas cheer around the world

It's not even Thanksgiving, but Lakewood Baptist Church is hoping people will do a little Christmas shopping this week for a child across the world.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plaintiff: Novelist destroyed evidence

Questions of whether Haywood Smith defamed her childhood acquaintance in her 2003 novel took a backseat Monday to discussions about whether the author of "The Red Hat Club" intentionally destroyed evidence pertinent to the lawsuit against her.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County, Oakwood at odds over proposed annexation

Hall County and the city of Oakwood will take their dispute over annexation into arbitration next month.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville may use DOT funds to fix roads

The Gainesville City Council will consider accepting funds from the state Department of Transportation's Local Assistance Road Program today.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Electrical short caused minor fire at Fair Street school

Firefighters have responded to a small electrical fire at Fair Street Elementary School in Gainesville.

Preliminary reports are that an electrical outlet at the school caught fire.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather hampers Braselton road project

Rainy weather has delayed a private-public effort to revamp roads in the Duncan Corners area of Braselton in South Hall.

November 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The community will gather Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy to honor a group of soldiers departing for Afghanistan.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New Holland principal settling into her new role

Pam Wood never planned on becoming an elementary school principal. In fact, the former banker said she didn't realize teaching was her calling until she stumbled upon her passion for education as a Sunday school teacher.

November 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pharmacy offers help with remembering medication

If you are constantly forgetting which medication you are supposed to take after lunch and which one you need before bed, Dixie City Pharmacy may have a solution for you.

November 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow school system responds to teacher’s lawsuit

WINDER - The Barrow County School District filed a response last week to the petition for a writ of mandamus submitted by former Apalachee High School teacher Ashley Payne earlier this month.

November 15, 2009 | By Carmen Peterson Times regional staff | Local


Education center named after longtime Hall resident

Ada Mae Ivester marked her 80th birthday on Sunday by learning that the new education center at the Northeast Georgia History Center has been named in her honor.

November 15, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A lot can happen in 7 minutes

Lynn Egan had not been a Hall County resident for even one day when she had her first encounter with emergency response.

November 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman and Ashley Fielding mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com and afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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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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