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They treated employee like 'daughter,' then were minus $550,000

When Braselton real estate developers Jay and Susan Bullock hired Michelle Sanchez to manage their company's books nine years ago, they quickly took under their wings the young Brenau University graduate whose parents had died.

November 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1,052.42 feet (and dropping): Community gives ideas, places blame

GAINESVILLE - When you're talking about a lake that covers more than 38,000 acres and can hold 362 billion gallons of water, what difference does it make if the lake level drops an inch or two?

November 25, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


EPA: Gainesville treats its water well

Michael West is a man with spiked hair who drives a big blue Harley.

November 25, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula motorcyclist killed in collision with tractor-trailer

A Lula man driving a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ga. 365 early this morning, authorities said.

November 25, 2007 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man leaves lake authority for properties commission

Kevin Clark, who was named in July as executive director of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as interim state property officer and director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tri-state legal battle over water on hold — for now

The legal wrangling over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama appears to be at a truce for the moment.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville High grad and Pentagon official says Air Force must modernize

The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.

November 24, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Upcoming rain won't break the drought

With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Corps to decide next month on further flow reductions

Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City schools want to delay projects

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.

November 24, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commander takes reins at Hall County jail

Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.

November 24, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood keeps on growing: Planning board approves more land to be annexed

The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.

November 24, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lake Lanier at record low and still dropping

As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


INK's family day puts priority on play

In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration.

The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins.

November 23, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Pioneering educator still wields influence

BY JEFF GILL

November 23, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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