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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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Brenau University takes on ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has arrived in Gainesville. The nationally ranked Brenau University competitive cheerleading squad was challenged on Facebook by Chestatee High junior varsity cheerleader Kaylee Grace Lucas to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. The challenge is raising funds for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 18, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to cast 1st vote on water rates increase

Gainesville City Council will meet today to cast a first vote on whether to raise water rates 1 percent next year.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cleveland Bypass work won’t finish Dec. 31 as expected

Area residents waited for years for construction to start on the Cleveland Bypass. Now that the project is underway, they'll have to wait longer for it to finish.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire chief relieved of command following truck accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 women injured in shooting ID'd

The two women shot near the Atlanta Street Apartments on Friday are out of the hospital and recuperating, one of them said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds brakes worked in runaway car that injured four children

All of the brakes in the 1988 Acura Legend that injured four children on Price Way last month were functioning, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brodie Forrester said.

August 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Storm topples trees, power poles in Gainesville

A thunderstorm that moved through Hall County on Monday evening caused some minor damage.

August 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board approves lower millage rate

Gainesville City Schools will lower its millage rate this year, the first time the district has done so since 2010.

August 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local




Residents monitor creek as developers set up shop

Behind Vanessa Hyatt-Fugate's home, down a weed-strewn slope in the Hollywood Hills subdivision off Thompson Bridge Road, runs Slaughterhouse Creek, a narrow, babbling stream that empties into a Lake Lanier cove.

August 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program teaches officers how to handle aggressive dogs

Flipping through a series of dog pictures, David Jones asks the room of officers attending an Aug. 10 training program what the dog is telling them.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Sinkholes have Georgia’s attention

Georgia sinkholes may not spread to house-swallowing size - like ones that have opened up in Florida in recent years - but the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't just dismiss them as random acts of nature.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


University starts classes with new offerings at Gainesville campus

The University of North Georgia is offering new bachelor's degree programs for the new school year at its Gainesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services office has new manager

A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Families learn about the history of Georgia railroads

August 17, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


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