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Braselton clerk of court facing new charges

The Braselton Police Department and the Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's Office continue to compile information on former Braselton Clerk of Court Becky Skelton, who now faces new charges of forgery in the first degree and is accused of allegedly taking about $2,000 in cash bonds.

March 17, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


IRS investigating Dawson clerk of court

The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Suwanee man proposes brewpub for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Paul Coggins wants to serve home-brewed beer and food in downtown Flowery Branch, but he has to clear a few obstacles first.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hurt in five-vehicle pileup on Browns Bridge

A five-vehicle accident on Browns Bridge cut off access to the bridge on Ga. 369 for more than two hours Wednesday and injured two.

March 17, 2010 | STEPHEN GURR and ASHLEY FIELDING sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com, afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire officials looking into cause of blaze at bonding company

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Tuesday morning at a bonding company near the Hall County Jail.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Thurmon Tanner traffic light now active

Southbound drivers on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Flowery Branch now have a little help making the turn onto Phil Niekro Boulevard.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 get prison in attempted armed robbery

Three people were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in the attempted armed robbery of a Gainesville teen.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Juror scolded for shirking civic duty

A Hall County man who said he didn't understand the big deal about skipping out on jury duty was given a tough lesson in civic responsibilities Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council OKs curbside trash service

While several residents said they would rather pay more to keep their current trash service, the Gainesville City Council approved staff-proposed changes that promise to save the city money.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tomato shortage puts pinch on local restaurants, grocers

Many local residents know tomatoes in March are nothing compared to fresh, local tomatoes in the summer. But that doesn't mean they don't still need the occasional tomato to top a sandwich or throw in a taco.

March 16, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Family prepared as boat leaks, sinks

Julie Long, her husband and three young children found out the hard way that their newly purchased boat was leaky.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County postpones SPLOST vote

JEFFERSON - After much discussion, Jackson County officials have postponed a special purpose local option sales tax vote until the November election.

March 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s lottery sees record profits despite sour economy

Gainesville resident Freddie Blake has a daily routine.

March 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Wife files lawsuit in pastor’s death

A Gainesville woman has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the September shooting death of her pastor husband by an undercover North Georgia drug enforcement officer.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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UNG’s increased budget goes toward employee costs

An increased budget at the University of North Georgia for fiscal year 2016 reflects increased costs for employees, according to university officials.

July 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


In the Community: Girl Scout earns award for card drive

Natalie Antoinette Enzmann, 13, was presented the Silver Award in May for her work as a Girl Scout to gather cards for the crew of the USS Virginia submarine.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Badge and Bar: Hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle described; victim in fair condition

Georgia State Patrol gave further information on the vehicle suspected in a hit and run with a pedestrian June 25 on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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