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Numbers in fraud case are swelling

The alleged victims of suspected Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell could number between 30 and 35 in Hall County alone in what is thought to be the largest white-collar crime in local history, according to documents filed in Hall County Magistrate Court this week.

November 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools: High-tech gadgets are vital

It's not your grandma's chalkboard local teachers are using to educate students these days.

November 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham hospital’s expansion complete

Northeast Georgia Medical Center isn't the only local hospital that's undergoing major changes.

November 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Even in downturn, shoppers splurge on celebrations

Special occasions are special for a reason, and local merchants say people haven't stopped shopping for them despite the economic downturn.

Kristen Brousseau, owner of Memorable Creations Cake Shop in Gainesville, said her business is doing better than she expected.

November 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County, Jefferson schools split elementary grades

JEFFERSON - Traditionally, elementary schools house grades kindergarten through fifth, but several Jackson County schools are joining a growing trend of splitting elementary grades between two different schools.

In both the Jefferson City School System and the Jackson County School System, there are elementary schools that have been split so that pre-kindergarten through second-graders attend one school, while third- through fifth-graders attend school at another facility.

November 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT pays EPD erosion fines

The Georgia Department of Transportation has paid $4,688 to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for erosion violations at the I-985 Exit 22 in Gainesville.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Elderly can apply for help with heat

Starting Monday, those who are elderly or homebound can get help paying heating costs through Ninth District Opportunity.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


A treat for kids — and parents

An annual Halloween tradition in downtown Gainesville couldn't have come at a better time for some cash-strapped parents.

November 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wreck injures bus driver; students unharmed

A Hall County bus carrying 14 children was involved in a wreck on Browns Bridge Road this afternoon near Beach Haven Road.

November 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Teen driver class at Gainesville High

Gainesville High School is set to host a free teen driving class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

November 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville may hold off on pay raises for workers

Gainesville employees may have to wait on or completely forgo a salary increase that would have been coming in January.

November 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State grant to help Lumpkin County market shuttered Mohawk plant

DAHLONEGA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond presented Lumpkin County officials with a $25,000 grant to be used for marketing the Mohawk Industries carpet yarn plant, which was closed in June.

November 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Man rescued after fall from Raven Cliffs in White County

More than 20 emergency responders spent more than three hours on Wednesday rescuing a man who had fallen 50 feet down an embankment at White County's Raven Cliffs.

November 03, 2008 | | Local


Residents worry about plans for more homes, businesses in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Six people spoke about traffic and commercial development concerns at a public hearing Thursday night on a proposal to expand the already massive Sterling on the Lake development off Spout Springs Road.

November 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Center Point mentors play key role in learning

On Wednesdays during recess, David Garcia, 10, gladly trades in his fifth-grade playmates for Millie Plants, a retired Gainesville resident.

November 03, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Injured firefighter pays special visit to wife, school

Injured Hall County firefighter Stephen Jackson made his way down school hallways Wednesday morning, past hundreds of cheering students lined against the wall, into the arms of his wife, Misty.

August 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man pleads guilty to bludgeoning woman to death

ANOKA, Minn. - Speaking in a soft voice with his hands cuffed in front of him, a man accused of killing a Gainesville woman told a court how he came to know and eventually murder a Minnesota woman.

August 20, 2014 | By Sarah Horner Pioneer Press | Local


Storms leave frightened residents thankful damage was not worse

When the sky went black and wind kicked up, all Barbara Dunson could do was grab her dog, Max, and pray.

August 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Sinkhole repairs may be complete Thursday

Repairs to a sinkhole that developed earlier this month in a Gainesville shopping center should be complete Thursday, depending on weather.

August 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Candidates for Ga. superintendent debate standards

August 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Young at heart: Group takes plunge down zip line

At the sprightly age of 83, Claude Schneider dismisses the suggestion that he's experiencing his midlife crisis.

August 20, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Universities not immune to religious controversy

The issue of religion in schools doesn't end with the 12th grade. Public universities also have to tread carefully when it comes to expressions of faith.

August 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Suspect faces additional charges in shooting of 2 women

The Gainesville man charged in the shooting of two women Friday at Atlanta Street Apartments in Gainesville is now facing additional charges in the incident.

Antwan Xavier Earls, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault related to the attack on Sheena Mattox and Angelene Hall, who were both believed to have been shot in the upper torso. They were shot outside the apartment complex near the First Congregational Holiness Church.

August 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State GOP responds to racial discrimination suit

The Georgia Republican Party and its chairman, John Padgett, filed their response Tuesday in the racial discrimination suit filed by a Gainesville woman.

August 19, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Vogel turns out Democrats in Gainesville

Area Democrats gathered at the Gainesville Convention Center on Tuesday night to welcome and support U.S. Ninth Congressional District candidate David Vogel.

August 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the road: Gainesville hopes to restart its tree project

Gainesville hopes to restart efforts to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

August 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Storm doesn’t mar Brenau’s 1st day

Damage from a Monday afternoon storm won't affect the first day of school at Brenau University, but students can expect to see some other changes as they begin the school year today.

August 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville council at stalemate over raising water rates

Gainesville City Council is deadlocked on whether to raise water rates 1 percent after a 3-3 vote Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police identify Texas woman shot and killed in Helen

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


American Legion drive going through city

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run is scheduled Wednesday to zoom through Flowery Branch.

August 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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