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Budget cuts still loom for Hall school board

Possible state budget cuts are keeping Hall County school officials on their toes.

March 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County, golf club owners may head to court

Barring any sudden developments, a legal battle between Forsyth County and the owners of Lanier Golf Club could play out in court as early as this spring.

March 08, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Lanes reopened on I-985 following wreck

A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 near Friendship Road in Buford closed the expressway's southbound lanes around noon today.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgians show the thrasher’s no chicken

It seems dirty campaigning has infiltrated all levels of office, even that of the state bird.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Lutheran church celebrates 50 years

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th year Sunday with a lighted cake, the congregation singing "Happy Birthday" and the return of former pastors.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to be visited by auditors

Auditors will visit two Gainesville schools this week to investigate last month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found an abnormally high number of erased and changed answers on last spring's test.

March 08, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Census results may alter districts, delegates

Political representation: It's what the census is all about.

March 08, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County lands German manufacturer

Vossloh Kiepe Inc. is making a high-speed entrance into Forsyth County.
The advanced transportation manufacturer plans to move into a 15,000-square-foot facility in south Forsyth on April 1.
"By the end of the year, we're probably going to bring 10 employees, and that will double next year," said Klaus Roehmer, the company's president and chief executive officer of U.S. operations.
"I am excited ... to get started because I believe the market is right at the present time for some new business."
Vossloh Kiepe, the county's 11th Germany-based firm, has been around for more than a ...

March 07, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Search for missing boater resumes today

The search for a missing boater on the Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County will resume this morning, said Capt. Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Prosecutor found love in courtroom

Lindsay Burton is as comfortable in a courtroom as anywhere, so it was only natural that she would meet her future husband there.
The chief assistant district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit was early into her career as a prosecutor when she called as a witness Bonner Burton, a Hall County Sheriff's deputy who had been struck by a car by a criminal defendant. After the case was closed, he asked her out to lunch, and two years later they were married.
"Bonner said it was love at first sight for him," Lindsay Burton recalled with a smile ...

March 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cities plan to plant trees with federal money

Jefferson and Gainesville officials will be using a few federal stimulus dollars to spruce up certain areas in the cities.
The funds are a part of the Tree Planting for Ecosystem Restoration and Green Job program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Overall, $897,000 is available. Jefferson received a grant for $50,000 for its Trees Mean Green project, and Gainesville received a grant of $10,000.
According to forestry commission staff, the purpose of the restoration program is to stimulate the economy and to improve ecosystems in ...

March 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


High court hears appeal in Hall murder case

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the appeal of a man who escaped the death penalty but was instead sentenced to life without parole by a Hall County jury for a drug-related double murder.
Ignacio Vergara is appealing the sentence imposed in his August 2008 trial for the 2002 shooting deaths of Francisco Saucedo and Alejandro Santana.
The two men were shot to death on a remote gravel road in South Hall road for two kilograms of cocaine worth about $39,000.
The gunman in the case, Brigado Soto, pleaded guilty and also received a sentence of ...

March 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 apartment units burned in fire

Hall County firefighters quickly put out a fire at Creekside Apartments in Oakwood Sunday evening.

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood council to consider CVB contract

Oakwood City Council plans to reaffirm tonight its partnership with the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"We're already working with the CVB, but it was based on an old arrangement from 10 years ago," City Manager Stan Brown said.
"What we're going to do is kind of solidify the relationship."
Stacey B. Dickson, CVB president, is scheduled to speak to the council.
The council's action would follow similar moves taken by Flowery Branch and Lake Lanier Islands in which the CVB receives hotel-motel taxes in exchange for promotion of South Hall.
The Gainesville City Council voted in ...

March 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Home Expo’s experts offer improvement tips

Is there a room in your house that you have been meaning to paint, but you keep putting it off? Or maybe you are hoping to completely renovate your home but you have a lot of questions.

March 07, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

The Rock in the Spring concert at Grove Street Station benefited the Challenged Child and Friends organization. All proceed go to pay for students' supplies ...

May 01, 2016 | | Local


Enota ‘brainstorming’ includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden

Why not delay construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, Nate Early asked in two "brainstorming" sessions Saturday at the school.

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park upgrades to a level field for athletes, fans

Canoe and kayak teams from all over the United States met over the weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park to compete for a chance to ...

April 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Stormy, wet weekend in store to welcome May

April showers will carry into May as rainy weather and possible thunderstorms are forecast throughout the weekend.

April 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crowds flock to Spring Chicken Festival for samples, local art, parade

Gainesville again showed why it's called "poultry capital of the world" Saturday at the 12th annual Spring Chicken Festival.

April 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall’s population boom to 300K by 2040 brings challenges

If the Atlanta Regional Commission's projections come true, Hall County's population will grow dramatically over the next 25 years.

April 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Volunteers' helping hands keep the paddles moving at USA team trials

A major month of events is underway at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, starting with the U.S. canoe and kayak team trials that began ...

April 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Business advisory group SCORE forming chapter in Hall

A salesman, an engineer and a civic club member came together at the right time, the three said, and a new Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter ...

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rahab’s Rope to open Mall of Georgia retail site

A popular retail store on the Gainesville square with a mission to stop human trafficking is growing its reach in North Georgia.

April 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

What began as a child's question about other children without toys remaining in the Belize orphanage from which she was adopted has become an ...

April 30, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


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