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New racetrack may be coming to Braselton

BRASELTON - Soon, Road Atlanta and Lanier National Speedway may not be the only places in Braselton to see a good car race.

August 19, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Most of Georgia's counties are 'distressed'

Dawson County's Local Option Sales-Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners are considering furlough days for county employees. But it's not economically distressed.

August 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen dies after Tuesday wreck

A 16-year-old girl involved in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday in Gainesville has died, a family member said.

August 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch adopts new, 'cleaned up' alcohol ordinance

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to fuse together a series of older, alcohol beverage-related ordinances into one law.

August 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


One injured in Dawsonville Highway wreck

A Georgia State patrolman works the scene of a Dawsonville Highway wreck involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer blocking traffic in the westbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. Traffic in the westbound lanes was detoured to Jay Mountain Road to get past the scene. One person was injured, though not seriously, in the wreck, which happened at about 1:45 p.m near Deepwater Drive.

August 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Court documents: Spell stole $16 million, not $60 million

Wendell Spell is no Bernie Madoff, his lawyer says.

August 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau's newest students move in

Some 300 new Brenau University students from across the country and around the world started moving onto campus Wednesday to get settled in before they start cracking the books on Monday.

August 19, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Officials want to consolidate Flowery Branch alcohol laws

Over the years, Flowery Branch passed an array of alcohol-related laws that, today, could be merged to form one document that, city officials hope, will be easier for the public to grasp and the city to administer.

August 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seniors missing school tax break

A misunderstanding has left some Hall County seniors upset to learn they can no longer apply for a tax exemption.

August 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville mayor seeks input on annexation plans

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras wants residents concerned about a proposed annexation of "island" properties to take their questions to the city's staff.

August 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Trial starts for woman accused in embezzlement

Managers at Gainesville transmission maker ZF Industries considered Charlotte Jo Baghose a dedicated, hardworking and diligent employee of 20 years.

August 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth County deputy who shot suspect is on leave

CUMMING - A suspected bank robber was killed Monday in what authorities say was the first shooting involving a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy since 2006.

August 18, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Saved historic photos now available with a click on the Web

Hundreds of historic photographs documenting the history of Hall County are now just a click away.

August 18, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jefferson schools deal with surging enrollment

Three weeks into the school year and the Jefferson City School System already has reached and exceeded the number of students it had at the same point last year.

August 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County's Bell asks Gainesville's support on regional commission decision

If Hall County chooses to withdraw its membership from a regional planning commission, it will need the blessing of the Gainesville City Council.

August 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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