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Spell’s ex-employees say they didn’t know about scheme

Three people who worked for accused Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell say they had no idea he was bilking investors in his heavy equipment company and should not be named as defendants in a lawsuit against him.

March 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Peace Corps volunteers affected by Forsyth woman’s death

Peace Corps volunteer JP Banks said the untimely death of 24-year-old Kate Puzey in West Africa earlier this month is a reminder of his own service and risks abroad.

March 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three Hall roads on state’s stimulus project list

Three Hall County roads are included on a list of 135 Georgia Department of Transportation projects that may be funded with federal stimulus money.

March 21, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall commissioner believes annexation is for speed trap

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks alleges that the only reason the Gainesville Police Department is interested in annexing property along Interstate 985 near Oakwood is to set up speed traps as a revenue source.

March 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall spelling champ places 7th in state bee

Parker Ramey proved he could hang with the big dogs Friday at the state championship spelling bee in Atlanta.

March 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sixth rabies case confirmed in Hall County

Another case of rabies has been confirmed in Hall County, bringing the 2009 total to six.

March 20, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Redevelopment authority attorney replaced

Emily Bagwell was chosen as new attorney for the Gainesville-Hall County Redevelopment Authority at its Friday meeting.

March 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson School Board retreat touches on class success

Members of the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education spent the first day of their annual retreat reflecting on the past and planning for the future.

March 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Troy Hester found guilty of murder

Troy Hester said his girlfriend shot herself, but a Hall County jury didn't buy it.

March 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local company’s gadget nets $10,000 award

A pair of engineers who have developed an automated system for retrieving individual items in warehouses were honored Friday with a $10,000 award from an Ohio-based firm.

March 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Anna Ruby Falls construction delayed

The reopening of the Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area near Helen, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until April 4.

March 20, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sawnee Mountain Preserve opens second year with shindig

CUMMING - To commemorate the start of its second year, officials are inviting the public to a special event today at the Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center.

March 20, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Clarks Bridge Park public boat ramp closed today

March 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman charged after pot delivery

A Gainesville woman was charged with drug trafficking after she signed for a special postal delivery of 12 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

March 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


'Jailbirds' get locked up; bail money raised for MDA

Some Gainesville business and community leaders were taken to "jail" Thursday, but to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, not face criminal charges.

March 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Recognizing a need and fulfilling it

While farmers, gardeners and growers typically spend the summer with plenty of crops, many children find themselves without enough food during the summer months.

May 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roosevelt Square renovation designs released

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Gainesville to deliver an impassioned speech about revitalizing the city following a deadly tornado in 1936, he could not have envisioned plans today to honor and build upon the legacy of a square bearing his name.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Schools recommend 4 for leadership spots

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield announced the recommendation of four hires for leadership positions Thursday, with the nods to officially be brought before the school board's called personnel meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall officials approve additional funding for Glades Reservoir study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved an additional $1.5 million in funding for AECOM, a firm contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, to complete an environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


One seriously injured in Sardis Road wreck

Four people were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center - one with serious injuries - after a collision Tuesday afternoon on Sardis Road.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville CFO named interim city manager

Gainesville's chief financial officer, Melody Marlowe, has been named interim city manager while officials seek a permanent replacement for Kip Padgett.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for the metro Gainesville area, which includes all of Hall County, ticked down to 4.7 percent in April, its lowest mark since April 2008, in numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Lake Lanier boating death result of boat striking rocks

A motorboat striking rocks March 15 in Lake Lanier forced a Buford couple out of the vessel and killed a 29-year-old passenger, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board eyeing $64 million budget for 2016

The Gainesville Board of Education will conduct a public hearing June 9 on a proposed $64 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rock Creek Veterans Park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


To outsource or not? Hall officials debate how to pay for property reassessments

In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.

May 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged following fatal motorcycle crash

May 27, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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