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Lanes reopened on I-985 following wreck

A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 near Friendship Road in Buford closed the expressway's southbound lanes around noon today.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgians show the thrasher’s no chicken

It seems dirty campaigning has infiltrated all levels of office, even that of the state bird.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Lutheran church celebrates 50 years

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th year Sunday with a lighted cake, the congregation singing "Happy Birthday" and the return of former pastors.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to be visited by auditors

Auditors will visit two Gainesville schools this week to investigate last month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found an abnormally high number of erased and changed answers on last spring's test.

March 08, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Census results may alter districts, delegates

Political representation: It's what the census is all about.

March 08, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County lands German manufacturer

Vossloh Kiepe Inc. is making a high-speed entrance into Forsyth County.
The advanced transportation manufacturer plans to move into a 15,000-square-foot facility in south Forsyth on April 1.
"By the end of the year, we're probably going to bring 10 employees, and that will double next year," said Klaus Roehmer, the company's president and chief executive officer of U.S. operations.
"I am excited ... to get started because I believe the market is right at the present time for some new business."
Vossloh Kiepe, the county's 11th Germany-based firm, has been around for more than a ...

March 07, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Search for missing boater resumes today

The search for a missing boater on the Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County will resume this morning, said Capt. Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Prosecutor found love in courtroom

Lindsay Burton is as comfortable in a courtroom as anywhere, so it was only natural that she would meet her future husband there.
The chief assistant district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit was early into her career as a prosecutor when she called as a witness Bonner Burton, a Hall County Sheriff's deputy who had been struck by a car by a criminal defendant. After the case was closed, he asked her out to lunch, and two years later they were married.
"Bonner said it was love at first sight for him," Lindsay Burton recalled with a smile ...

March 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cities plan to plant trees with federal money

Jefferson and Gainesville officials will be using a few federal stimulus dollars to spruce up certain areas in the cities.
The funds are a part of the Tree Planting for Ecosystem Restoration and Green Job program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Overall, $897,000 is available. Jefferson received a grant for $50,000 for its Trees Mean Green project, and Gainesville received a grant of $10,000.
According to forestry commission staff, the purpose of the restoration program is to stimulate the economy and to improve ecosystems in ...

March 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


High court hears appeal in Hall murder case

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a man who escaped the death penalty but was instead sentenced to life without parole by a Hall County jury for a drug-related double murder.
Ignacio Vergara is appealing the sentence imposed in his August 2008 trial for the 2002 shooting deaths of Francisco Saucedo and Alejandro Santana.
The two men were shot to death on a remote gravel road in South Hall road for two kilograms of cocaine worth about $39,000.
The gunman in the case, Brigado Soto, pleaded guilty and also received a sentence of ...

March 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 apartment units burned in fire

Hall County firefighters quickly put out a fire at Creekside Apartments in Oakwood Sunday evening.

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood council to consider CVB contract

Oakwood City Council plans to reaffirm tonight its partnership with the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"We're already working with the CVB, but it was based on an old arrangement from 10 years ago," City Manager Stan Brown said.
"What we're going to do is kind of solidify the relationship."
Stacey B. Dickson, CVB president, is scheduled to speak to the council.
The council's action would follow similar moves taken by Flowery Branch and Lake Lanier Islands in which the CVB receives hotel-motel taxes in exchange for promotion of South Hall.
The Gainesville City Council voted in ...

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Home Expo’s experts offer improvement tips

Is there a room in your house that you have been meaning to paint, but you keep putting it off? Or maybe you are hoping to completely renovate your home but you have a lot of questions.

March 07, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Oakwood pushes for new learning center

Getting to Lanier Technical College's Adult Learning Center in Gainesville is one thing, and then finding a place to park is another.

March 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New police chief may not be appointed until April

It could be April before Gainesville officials decide on a new police chief, according to City Manager Kip Padgett.

March 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Carl Rogers resigns from state legislature

Rep. Carl Rogers has resigned from his position in the state legislature, according to a news release.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Hall deputy delivers baby on side of Candler Road

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy responding to a naked pregnant woman walking down Ga. 60/Candler Road helped deliver her baby, according to authorities.

July 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 improvements, lane closures start next week

Work is expected to begin Wednesday to improve the driving surface on both directions of Interstate 985.

June 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


3 Gainesville school board members say leadership needs improvement

For the second meeting in a row, the Gainesville Board of Education members declined to talk about an item - with at least two members saying ...

June 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after January wreck

A Gainesville man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after a Jan. 19 wreck in Hall County, according to authorities.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Allgood family participating in radiothon for hospital treating 3-year-old daughter Brecklynn

This time last year, Courtney and Zack Allgood had little need for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

June 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New approach to decades-old rule could hurt affordable housing efforts

Harold Kilgore maneuvers the excavator expertly behind a home under construction in Flowery Branch's Misty Harbor subdivision, near Lake Lanier, digging deep into the ...

June 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


15-year-old Gainesville girl reported missing

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl from Gainesville.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid fox bites man jogging in East Hall

A fox recently bit a man who was jogging in East Hall, and Hall County officials were notified Wednesday the fox was rabid.

June 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Adventures in Missions looks to expand campus

Adventures in Missions, a Hall County-based organization sending thousands of missionaries to 60 countries around the world each year, has its sights set on expansion.

June 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group proposes rules for holding convention to amend Constitution

States have long passed their own measures calling for amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

June 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Background check company bringing 150 jobs to Flowery Branch

A new company opening an office in Flowery Branch plans to hire 50 people by October for its background check business - and another 100 people ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Teen charged after Mall of Georgia threat

A Gwinnett County teen will be charged with harassing communications after a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia, police said.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$30K in marijuana plants seized, Hall woman arrested

A Hall County woman was arrested after authorities said they seized 15 marijuana plants.

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Riverside Military Academy president: ‘Military model’ prepares students for life

Riverside Military Academy is the "finest" in the United States as a private military academy, the school's new president, retired Army Col. William Gallagher ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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