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Area hospital trends mirror national drug problem

HARTFORD, Conn. - A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them, and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.

May 10, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Class Notes: Brenau opening Florida campus

Brenau University recently received approval to spread its reach beyond Georgia's borders.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free workshop aims to help residents save hemlock trees

The time to inspect your hemlock trees is now, according to the Save Georgia's Hemlocks nonprofit organization.

May 10, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fun for funds: Adult spelling bee supports literacy

Not all spelling bees are created equal.

May 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville native to join SpaceX as rocket scientist

Gainesville native Benjamin Klein is about to realize the dream shared by young and old alike.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vision 2030 group recommends names for Hall’s new trail system

Hall County's burgeoning trail system may get a new name and logo this week, as officials hope to stir interest in area pedestrian and bicycling pathways.

May 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth’s Central Park losing bike trail

May 09, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire Forsyth County News | Local


Foster recruiting for Division of Family and Children Services gets funding boost

With a staff of seven at her disposal, Rebecca Davidson is out meeting with families across North Georgia to see if their family tree can take one - or two - more children.

May 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia lengthens its global reach

Not many American universities have pending agreements with universities in countries like Serbia and Vietnam, but the University of North Georgia does.

May 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County workers may get pay hikes next year

Though there appears to be little appetite for new programs or hiring, Hall County officials are coming to a consensus on giving employees a cost of living adjustment, merit increase or some other pay hike in the next budget.

May 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jaemor Farms visitors savor a hand-picked taste of spring

Jaemor Farms opened its strawberry fields to the public Saturday for the second annual Strawberry Festival, and the people of Northeast Georgia met them at the gate.

May 09, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Area residents hit the lake, enjoy summerlike weather

The bass weren't hitting Saturday at Balus Creek Park on Lake Lanier.

May 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man recovering after being stabbed while jogging Friday

A man who was jogging in his neighborhood Friday night was stabbed after two suspects approached him and asked for money, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Annual Relay for Life event to kick off May 15

Celebrating, remembering and fighting back are the cornerstones of Relay for Life, with this year being no exception.

May 09, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


‘Saying thanks’ to our moms on their special day

What kind of gift should you buy for Mother's Day? Jewelry? Flowers? Something more specific?

May 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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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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