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Hall school board may rethink out-of-state field trips

Olivia Metzdorf, an eighth-grader at Chestatee Middle School, has been practicing with her school's chorus to perform at a choral competition in Orlando, Fla., this spring. But the singers may not get to take the $550 Disney World trip.

October 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Today is deadline to register for Nov. 3 elections

Those who want to cast their ballots in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections have one more day to register if they aren't already on the voter rolls.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools plan for teacher feedback

JEFFERSON - Despite having a system that made Adequate Yearly Progress last school year and an 86.7 percent graduation rate, Jefferson City Schools System officials won't be satisfied until their good academic progress is at its absolute best.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


More rain heads to area this week

A soggy week could be in store for area residents.

October 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Annual anti-abortion event draws dozens to busy intersection

Dozens of people fanned out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways, one of Gainesville's busiest intersections, to demonstrate against abortion.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golf tourney to benefit S. Hall paralysis victim

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - They found common ground on the golf course, a place Kenny Pope has been absent from since a May 2008 paralyzing accident.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care expo is Wednesday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, along with area health providers, businesses and organizations, is sponsoring the 3rd Annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo.

October 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Principal ready for new programs at school

Charlene Williams' face is familiar to students at Centennial Arts Academy. After working as the assistant principal for seven years, she's serving as the school's new principal this fall.

October 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Clermont man dies in motorcycle wreck

A 22-year-old Clermont man died Saturday in a motorcycle wreck in North Hall.

October 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tidy the house to fight sickness

Do you want to protect yourself against illness? Clean your house and wash your hands.

October 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bike ride aims to aid youth home

Cyclists from the fourth annual Paul Anderson Cycling Challenge trekked their way through Gainesville on Sunday morning.

October 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flood watch issued for Hall County area

A flood watch has been issued for Hall and surrounding counties, starting at 8 tonight and ending Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

October 04, 2009 | | Local


Group home threatened by Medicaid woes

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crisp fall breeze whipped across the porch of the Country Heritage personal care home.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Are hard times over yet?

It's hard for Danny Elrod to believe the recession is over.

October 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


SPLOST money pays for workers

City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick twice has raised questions about whether Hall County officials are acting improperly by using revenues from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to pay county employees.

And although the practice is allowed by state law, Hamrick said he was left with even more questions when County Administrator Charley Nix canceled plans to explain the county's use of the tax money at a City Council work session last week.

October 04, 2009 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


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Body found at Lake Lanier campground

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Police searching for man they say exposed himself in Wilshire Trails Park area

Gainesville police are asking residents to help them find a man they say exposed himself to a woman earlier this month in the Wilshire Trails ...

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools

Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off.

July 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior living community reopens

They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | 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


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