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Hall schools likely to cut staff

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said the system is preparing to open school in the fall with $10 million less in its budget and 75 to 100 fewer employees.

January 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man charged in rape of Laurelwood patient

A man accused of sexually assaulting two women while being treated at a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse center has been charged with rape.

January 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Study: Top hospitals offer best odds for survival

Patients admitted to the nation's top-rated hospitals, a category that includes Northeast Georgia Medical Center, have a 27 percent lower chance of dying during their stay.

January 30, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Economic woes slow, won’t halt Old Town development in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Progress on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million development planned for the downtown area, has slowed because of the nation's failing economy.

January 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group: No street access? No interest in Regions Bank land

County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver said he and two business partners won't buy the Regions Bank property on Jesse Jewell Parkway without the Bradford Street access, which is the subject of a lawsuit.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LHR Farms faces state penalties

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has taken enforcement action against LHR Farms, a septic waste disposal facility in White County.

January 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


County to pump up kids for big game

The day before Sunday's big game, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services is holding a football-themed carnival to get kids excited about the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson library raising funds with two-day sale

For avid readers, not much beats a good book - except a good book that was purchased at a great price.

January 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State House honors Hoschton’s scarecrow world record attempt

ATLANTA - Somewhere between considering new legislation and dealing with the state's budget crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives made time to honor the Hoschton Fall Festival Committee and the city's residents for their work toward setting a world record.

January 29, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Butts not welcome in parks?

A park near you soon could become smoke-free.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit may delay Midtown project

Plans for a major hotel and office development in Gainesville's Midtown district were close to a reality until a lawsuit over access to a bank building adjacent to the property stymied progress last week.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration training program

ATLANTA - Lanier Technical College is taking its ammonia refrigeration training program to a larger audience this week.

January 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lawuit tossed over teen’s hanging at Alpine

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Gainesville special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time out" room.

January 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family ties put cameras in Flowery Branch police cars

FLOWERY BRANCH - Family ties across jurisdictional lines helped bring some needed in-car camera systems to the Flowery Branch Police Department.

January 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer files appeal in lawsuit against Braselton

BRASELTON - Century Center at Braselton, a retail and office development in Barrow County, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in its lawsuit against Braselton.

January 28, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | 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


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