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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


Nursing profession hit by recession, too

Even before he began college, Beau Proctor knew exactly what he wanted to be - a nurse.

March 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Census questions reflect history

Census officials say this year's survey is one of the shortest in history.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Canoe launch at Mossy Creek to close briefly for maintenance

The canoe launch located on the Chattahoochee River at Mossy Creek Access Area in North Hall is scheduled to temporarily close beginning Sept. 12 to ...

August 30, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch boy’s lemonade stand to raise funds for food allergy research

Connor Martin has to be careful.

August 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small gator ‘not doing any harm’ in Lanier, DNR says

Mike O'Neal was looking for fish while participating in a Clermont Bass Club tournament on Sunday. The Cleveland man and his fishing partner, Harold ...

August 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula officials discuss future growth, city priorities

Growth is creeping Lula's way, but when and where - and how to respond - are big questions for the northeast Hall County city.

August 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Heisman contender was driving the wrong way when killed on I-85 near Braselton

A former Heisman Trophy contender was going the wrong way on Interstate 85 near Buford when he was hit by another car and killed early ...

August 30, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Videos from Northeast Georgia History Center bring historic figures to life

Hall County elementary students soon might ask George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Beulah Rucker of Gainesville a question about their lives.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man accused of making about $1 million in boat sale scheme

A Cartersville man is accused of writing bad checks and keeping almost $1 million in proceeds from boat sales in Hall County, according to authorities.

August 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Rape, kidnapping among charges added for man after Oakwood foot chase

Oakwood Police added charges including rape and kidnapping for a man accused of assaulting a woman and two officers with a knife Sunday.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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