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South Hall officials sworn in for new council terms

Oakwood swore in its mayor and two council members to four-year terms Monday.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school system pays off loan, other bills

The Gainesville school board paid off some of its major bills before celebrating the new year.

January 04, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Red Rabbit adds Gainesville State shuttle service

Gainesville State College students won't have to weather the walk from building to building anymore if they hitch a ride with Hall Area Transit.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT awards more stimulus projects

Georgia awarded some $78 million in road widening and resurfacing projects in December, mostly using federal stimulus money, transportation officials said Monday.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


19th rabies case of 2009 is confirmed

Authorities have confirmed in North Hall 2009's 19th positive rabies case.

January 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cold weather makes outside work challenging

Kris Griffin has seen worse, but Monday morning's frigid air, made worse by a piercing wind, was no picnic.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man dies in one-car wreck

A 22-year-old Oakwood man was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a wreck on Old Flowery Branch Road Sunday afternoon, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fiber optic initiative to get $2.5 million from Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue will visit North Georgia College & State University this morning to present a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to support the North Georgia Network fiber optic initiative aided by federal stimulus funds.

January 04, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bruner to be sworn in as Gainesville mayor

When she decided not to run for election to another term as Gainesville's Ward 1 representative on the City Council in 2003, Gainesville's first female mayor, Emily "Sissy" Lawson, called Ruth Bruner.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood man killed in Sunday wreck

A 22-year-old Oakwood man was killed and a passenger was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Old Flowery Branch Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area may get 2 inches of snow by end of week

Make sure to bundle up youngsters heading back to school this week.

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pre-trial appeal in murder case denied

A murder indictment returned against a man accused of killing the 1-year-old daughter of his girlfriend will stand, though prosecutors were unable to tell a grand jury what weapon they think was used.

January 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson chamber starts new program to help members

JEFFERSON - Having the proper support system can make or break a business, which is why the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce is launching its Chamber Ambassador program.

January 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prayer service for local businesses planned

Small businesses have had to be creative and try a number of things to get by in these hard economic times.

January 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local doctor named to national Commission on Cancer

Dr. Richard Olson believes his appointment to the Commission on Cancer will let him combine an interest in information technology with his dedication to treating cancer patients.

January 03, 2010 | Edie Rogers | 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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