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Budget cuts still loom for Hall school board

Possible state budget cuts are keeping Hall County school officials on their toes.

March 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Forsyth County, golf club owners may head to court

Barring any sudden developments, a legal battle between Forsyth County and the owners of Lanier Golf Club could play out in court as early as this spring.

March 08, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

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

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Time to get Jolly: Santa makes seasonal arrival at Lakeshore Mall

Christmas arrived Saturday at Lakeshore Mall when Santa Claus made his seasonal arrival riding on a big red fire truck.

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Illegal fire damages mobile home; no one hurt

A double wide mobile home caught fire Saturday afternoon in what Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett called an illegal brush fire "that got ...

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Flowery Branch family writes, illustrates children’s book

When the Lunt girls fall asleep, they dream of being heroes and princesses - or artists and authors.

November 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gym of ‘36 renovation complete in Gainesville

The historic Gym of '36 is fully renovated and open for business.

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New Academy Sports store sends local kids on shopping spree

As the last of the merchandise was put on the shelves with the clock ticking down to the grand opening Friday of North Lake Square ...

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Riverside wants late cadet considered at fault in civil lawsuit over 2014 assault

Gainesville's Riverside Military Academy is facing a civil suit filed by a cadet who was assaulted last year, and has filed a notice for ...

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Frost advisory in effect for North Georgia tonight, Saturday morning

Bundle up, North Georgia: The first chill of autumn is on the way this weekend.

November 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville woman charged with murder in 2014 stabbing

A Gainesville woman was charged Thursday with allegedly cutting the throat of another woman, according to authorities.

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gateway Domestic Violence Center launches new website, logo

As Gateway Domestic Violence Center gears up for its 2016 appeal to donors, the local nonprofit has announced the launch of a new website and ...

November 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local

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