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Gainesville unemployment claims up 249% over last year

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.

April 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Council rejects charging fire sprinkler fees to Gainesville businesses

Some members of the Gainesville City Council are not having an easy time swallowing proposed fees from the Public Utilities Department.

April 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth arson suspect found in Commerce hospital

CUMMING - An arson suspect sought for more than a week after she apparently skipped town was hospitalized today in Commerce for a possible drug overdose, authorities said.

April 09, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Former loan officer gets prison for mortgage fraud scheme

Andrew John Smith, 29, of Cleveland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley in Gainesville to serve more than three years in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to commit bank, wire and mail fraud arising from a mortgage fraud scheme.

April 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue certifies list of stimulus road projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that he has submitted the required certification on 67 road projects around Georgia that will be financed by the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama in February.

April 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth commissioners OK funds for 2 lake groups

CUMMING - Forsyth County plans to fund two organizations that advocate for Lake Lanier.

April 08, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson will hold ‘kindergarten roundup’

This day has been five years in the making, and now it's time for parents to register their children for kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year.

April 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


The sun shines for egg hunters

Wednesday was a beautiful day for an Easter egg hunt, as the cold weather from the last few days was replaced with warmth and sunshine.

April 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


EPD mulls 2nd septic waste facility in White County

CLEVELAND - After years of protesting against a septic waste disposal facility in southern White County, residents were stunned last week to learn that a similar business plans to open near Cleveland.

April 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch City Council will hold closed meeting today

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a closed meeting this afternoon to discuss land acquisition.

April 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Braselton man killed in one-vehicle wreck

A 24-year-old Braselton man died in a one-vehicle wreck in Suwanee on Tuesday, according to a news release.

April 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


3 teens are charged with robbing taxi driver

Gainesville police have arrested three teenagers they believe to be responsible for an armed robbery and assault of a taxi driver Tuesday night.

April 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Treasure Hunters come to Hall in search of antiques

Have a coin collection? A World War II rifle? Antique jewelry? It could be worth a lot of money.

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be at the Quality Inn & Suites in Gainesville through Saturday to appraise and purchase collectibles and antiques.

April 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Regions Bank seizes Gold Creek

DAWSONVILLE - What was once billed as a premier golfing destination in Dawson County, Gold Creek Golf Club, is now the property of Regions Bank.

April 08, 2009 | By Michele Hester michele@dawsonnews.com | Local


Oakwood doesn’t get trail grant

Oakwood was passed over for a grant that would have helped the city develop trails and green-space areas.

April 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Eyes on the Road: I-85 repair work finishes early

It turns out that Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews needed only a few days instead of two weeks to repair asphalt on an Interstate ...

August 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers give advice for first day of school

The first day of school can be hectic and stressful, but Gainesville school officials have advice for making the day smooth and fun.

August 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Catholic church gets first OK from Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council gave its initial approval Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged with allegedly scamming businesses

A Flowery Branch woman used multiple made-up stories of fires that destroyed homes and killed dogs to illegally solicit money from numerous local businesses, according ...

August 04, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Driver dies from crash during education course at Road Atlanta

A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a ...

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Obama’s plans to limit power plant greenhouse gas may have big impact in Georgia

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power ...

August 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider board appointments, Catholic church request tonight

The Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to make new appointments to several boards, change residential Dyer Street to one-way traffic and consider a rezoning ...

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last of MS-13 gang members sentenced in federal court

The final sentence came down for 22 MS-13 gang members, including two Gainesville men, last week in U.S. District Court.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State School Superintendent: Georgia evaluating tests students are taking

Georgia's tests are getting an evaluation of their own, State School Superintendent Richard Woods told a Flowery Branch audience Monday night.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn't been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man in critical condition, charged with DUI in Sunday wreck

A Marietta man whose truck caught fire during a Sunday night collision in North Hall is in critical condition and charged with driving under the ...

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


More classrooms top Gainesville City Schools' wish list

Gainesville City Schools hope to build more classrooms for students over the next five years.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council candidates can qualify Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Qualifying is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to replace Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams, who resigned last week.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities release identity of woman found unresponsive Sunday in Lanier

A woman who died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Buford woman.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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