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Embezzlement is rooted in a lack of oversight, psychological issues, experts say

They were loyal, long-term, trusted employees.

And, according to authorities, they were skimming extraordinary amounts of money from their employers' coffers.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man drowns near Holiday Marina

A 49-year-old Atlanta man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier, the seventh death of the year on the lake and the fifth in nine days.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Saturday drowning victim ID’d as Decatur man, 49

Authorities have identified Michael U. Abrams Sr., 49, of Decatur, as the man who drowned Saturday in a small cove of Lake Lanier, across from Holiday Marina in South Hall.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More high schoolers get a jump-start on college

The college frenzy is about to get even bigger. Due to high school graduation rates, 2009 is projected to be a peak year for college enrollment nationwide, and many high school seniors are trying to gain a competitive edge by entering joint enrollment programs. Joint enrollment allows high school students to take college courses at a local university while also enrolled in courses at their high school.

Lenna Applebee, the assistant dean of Brenau Academy, said joint enrollment "has significantly increased" since she started two years ago. Of the 20 rising seniors at Brenau Academy, Applebee said all but four ...

July 17, 2008 | | Local


Local docs like cholesterol tests, not cholesterol drugs, for kids

Lipitor - it's not just for Grandpa anymore.

July 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Server problems delay new iPhone users

Apple Inc.'s new iPhone went on sale Friday to eager buyers worldwide, including dozens who lined up before dawn at the AT&T store on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Disgruntled customer fired gun into air, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman dissatisfied with repairs to her car pulled out her gun and started shooting, authorities said.

No one was hurt when 55-year-old Cathy J. Parks fired her small-caliber pistol five times into the air during an argument with the car repairman Thursday night, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning angers South Hall residents

Residents of a South Hall subdivision are trying to decide their next move - perhaps a legal one - following Buford's annexation of 66 acres off Friendship Road.

July 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


The HEAT is on local drivers

Law officers from across Northeast Georgia were bringing the heat Friday.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Doctors in Italy learn procedure by watching Hall doctors live via Internet

The idea of "telemedicine" - doctors using computers to interact with patients from a distant location - has been around for a while. But on July 1, Northeast Georgia Medical Center took the concept to a new level.

July 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Missing Norcross woman found

A 65-year-old Norcross woman who went missing after visiting her husband in the Emory Eastside Medical Center was found safe Thursday night in Habersham County.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lucas named assistant principal at West Hall Middle

Tyrone Lucas will be returning to West Hall Middle School as an assistant principal, according to school Principal Sarah Justus.

July 16, 2008 | | Local


Suwanee offers grants to fix up downtown

The Suwanee Downtown Development Authority is starting a facade improvement grant program that will provide grants for exterior improvements to buildings in downtown Suwanee, which encompasses Town Center as well as historic Old Town. The program is funded through a contribution from the Suwanee branch of BB&T bank, in Suwanee's Town Center.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Latinos: Improve safety before beautification projects

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking at ways to assist Latino business owners - starting with plans for a beautification project along Atlanta Highway - but many business owners in the Latino business district say aesthetics takes a backseat to safety concerns.

July 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Competitors saunter over for horse show

On Saturday night, horse lovers from all across the Southeast gathered at the Chicopee Agricultural Center for a horse show put on by the East Hall Dugout Club.

July 16, 2008 | By Allison Shuler ashuler@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Planning board votes against Lanier Plaza redevelopment

Plans to redevelop the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road were dealt a setback Tuesday night.

April 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula confers with residents on bracing for coming growth

The displays at the Lula Train Depot depicted a reinvigorated downtown, with storefronts getting a makeover and a "streetscaping" effort sprucing up Main Street.

April 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New correctional institute construction underway in Hall

Construction has started on the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 22, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Glades Reservoir agreement up for renewal

While a federal permit needed to proceed with the Glades Reservoir project remains in limbo, local governments and authorities are extending the time frame for negotiations with Glade Farm LLC about payments and other proposed amendments to a lease management agreement.

April 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to review Lanier Plaza redevelopment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet today to consider the proposed redevelopment of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County likely to approve farm wineries

Farm wineries are prohibited in Hall County, but that's likely to change soon.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville schools set timetable for budget

A slight increase in expected property tax revenue and funds coming from the state are two factors being considered as Gainesville Board of Education members prepare for budget discussions.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Most local schools improving, according to state measurement

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools have improved in the past year, according to the state's new scoring guidelines.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


$8 million approved for Brenau construction projects

Brenau University is prepared to move forward with $8 million in campus construction projects after the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday approved issuing revenue bonds to pay for the developments.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Northwoods Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 21, 2014 | | Local


Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement

Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT updating state rail plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Saturday yard sale to raise funds to fight cancer

The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Performance scores to be released for area schools

Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG considered top underrated Georgia college

The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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