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Indigent defense 'stiffed by state,' local attorneys say

A tightening of funding for lawyers appointed to represent some poor people in court has resulted in public defender offices in Georgia representing clients with the potential for conflicts of interest.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arguments set for Monday in water wars suits

A U.S. District Court judge from Minnesota is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday on whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wet spring could drench drought issue

As litigation over Lake Lanier heads to court, drought, the issue that has exacerbated the tri-state water wars, may be going away.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fulton County inmates fill out Hall County jail

Fulton County's jail problems have become a source of revenue for Hall County.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


In close vote, Flowery Branch OKs deal to spend $405,000 on buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has voted to spend $405,000 to buy two connecting Main Street buildings it had been leasing.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to temporarily close Little Hall Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close Little Hall Park next Monday through Friday for paving work.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Four arrested, meth seized in drug bust

Four people were arrested and an estimated $32,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized during a pair of undercover drug busts on Golden Parkway in Buford on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities said.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Two plead guilty in botched mall burglary

Two of six defendants in what authorities say was a botched burglary last summer at a local outlet mall entered guilty pleas last week.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Mother-daughter tea planned for Saturday

It's not quite high tea with the queen, but an upcoming event for mothers and daughters at the Spout Springs Branch of the Hall County Library will be just as special.

May 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawsonville in hunt for police car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Dawsonville is in the running for an assembly plant that would build a specialized, high-performance police car.

May 06, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Revitalized homes aren’t selling

The economy's effects on the housing market can be felt even down to the level of affordable homes made available through community grants.

May 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce hospital needs money

JEFFERSON - The Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center has seen a marked increase in the number of patients who can't afford to pay medical bills, and with a declining economy and some debts to its name, the hospital is looking for some financial help from Jackson County.

May 06, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Alluring, fresh produce available at Hall County Farmers’ Market

"A very rare heirloom. Gorgeous iceberg with copper-hued leaves surrounding a green to white inner head. Delicious sweet flavor and crispy texture."

May 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Supreme Court rules against Braselton in zoning battle

BRASELTON - A developer's complex lawsuit against Braselton received some clarity Monday.

May 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


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Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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