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Premature expansion: Oakwood City Hall getting bigger

OAKWOOD - When Oakwood City Hall opened in May 2003, city officials hoped the building would take care of governmental needs for the next 10 to 15 years.

October 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fewer Latinos buying cars, renting homes

Used car lots are a dominant feature along Atlanta Highway. Many of them carry the Hispanic surname of their owners. In Spanish, the signs advertise easy credit and quick financing with or without an established credit record.

October 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


A shrinking population: If Latinos are leaving, where are they going?

There is ample evidence that Latinos are leaving Hall County. The reason why Latinos are leaving depends on whom you ask.

Day laborers who wait for work in parking lots on Atlanta Highway say Latinos are leaving in search of jobs.

October 09, 2008 | By Ashley Fielding and Edie Rogers | Local


Director says senior center has lots of life, but volunteers needed

As director of the local Senior Life Center, Merry Howard stresses the second word in the agency's name.

October 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latino churches experience an exodus of their members

The numbers are dwindling at Centro Evangelistico, a mostly Hispanic church in Gainesville, but pastor Lemuel Betancourt keeps turning on the lights and welcoming the worshippers.

The church that boasts of having Georgia's first Hispanic church-run child care center is now in danger of having to shut its doors.

October 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Latino college students fear deportation

There are a few numbers that are important in the life of Lilliam, a young Gainesville State College student.

October 09, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Healthy Monday: Get checked out at annual expo

Are you health smart?

October 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rules for proving legal status can be tricky for employers

All employers have to complete a federal verification of eligibility for employment for all workers. The form, called an I-9, requires the presentation of one or more documents that provide positive identification of the person's identity and his or her legal status for work.

October 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Part of I-985 ramp set to open Tuesday; expect detours

Part of the Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 interchange is set to open on Tuesday.

October 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Court system changes mean faster pleas for immigration detainees

On a Friday morning in the Hall County jail, two dozen jumpsuit-clad inmates lined up in handcuffs and leg irons to plead guilty to the misdemeanor crimes that landed them there.

After being led by deputies into a plain cinder block room converted into a courtroom with a pair of flags and a judge's desk at one end, the inmates quietly sat in rows of metal and plastic chairs. They waited to enter their pleas before Hall County Senior State Court Judge Charles Wynne, many with the aid of a Spanish-language interpreter.

October 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The great pumpkins are on sale at First United Methodist Church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church kicked off its annual pumpkin sale on Sunday afternoon.

October 09, 2008 | BY MEGAN GILL news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cleveland post office named for fallen soldier

CLEVELAND - The wall of the Cleveland post office now bears the name of Sgt. Jason Robert Harkins, who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

October 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

October 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville police seeking armed robbery suspect

Gainesville police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday night at Super Mercado Carrillo El Guero.

October 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax-free sales lure shoppers to save energy and water

Several times in the 32 years since his home in the Sardis area was built, Bradley Martin has replaced parts on toilets.

October 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man charged in Lanier Islands birthday party shooting

A Decatur man was charged Saturday with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house in Buford ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Numerous candidates putting names in for Nov. 3 city elections

A number of potential candidates threw their name in the ring Monday for openings on city councils throughout Hall County and on the Gainesville school ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Adult GED classes will be offered at Fair Street School

Parents who want to earn their GED diploma, but can't afford the class or child care, can take a class for free with child ...

August 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Qualifying for area elections begins Monday

August 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Argument at marina leads to assault, broken hand

An argument on the docks of Aqualand Marina ended with a man suffering a broken hand from after being hit with a metal pipe, according ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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