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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


Oakwood pushes for new learning center

Getting to Lanier Technical College's Adult Learning Center in Gainesville is one thing, and then finding a place to park is another.

March 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New police chief may not be appointed until April

It could be April before Gainesville officials decide on a new police chief, according to City Manager Kip Padgett.

March 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Nursing profession hit by recession, too

Even before he began college, Beau Proctor knew exactly what he wanted to be - a nurse.

March 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Census questions reflect history

Census officials say this year's survey is one of the shortest in history.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Latino leaders work to prevent immigrant undercount

Mario Alarcon eyed an illustrated pamphlet handed to him by Latino college students inside an Atlanta Highway laundromat on a recent Saturday morning.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2010 census forms go out this month

Keep an eye out for a delivery from the U.S. Census.

March 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Homecoming celebration planned for Charlie Company

A homecoming celebration for Gainesville-based Charlie Company is being planned for May 1 at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

March 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Failed bank accused of fraud

Habersham County's largest and oldest bank made risky and questionable business decisions that crossed the line into fraud and conspiracy before it failed in late January, a lawsuit alleges.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Postal Service considers dropping Saturday service to save money

Whether it's a birthday card, bills or junk mail, soon, you may have to wait until Monday to get it.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Scouts plan to restore national forest trails

More than 675 people, mostly Boy Scouts ages 11-17, plan to help repair and refurbish more than 13 miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Child hospitalized after near drowning in North Forsyth pool

May 20, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes Isabel Hughes@ForsythNews | Local


Healan's/Head's Mill backers celebrate first phase of restoration

Friends and family of historic Healan's/Head's Mill gathered at the mill Saturday night as part of their Bows and Boots fundraiser to ...

May 20, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


Lakeview Academy celebrates Class of 2017

Lakeview Academy graduating class of 2017 was all smiles as they got their diplomas Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

May 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No injuries reported from morning house fire in Gainesville

No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed a home Saturday morning in Gainesville.

May 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Architect Jacobs, designer of familiar Gainesville buildings, dies at age 93

Prominent Gainesville architect N.A. Jacobs Jr. died Saturday at age 93.

May 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall mobile home burns; no one injured

Firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 5100 block of Woodmont Place off Stoneridge Drive in south Hall County late Friday night.

May 20, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


City employees grow scholarship program

A small idea is reaping big rewards for city of Gainesville employees and their children.

May 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Marine graduates from Gainesville High — 40 years later

While his friends and classmates were wearing caps and gowns and receiving high school diplomas on graduation day 1977 at Gainesville High School, David Dukes ...

May 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latino conservative finds home in local GOP

Republican leaders in Hall County have opened their doors to a 43-year-old Latino they hope will help attract area Hispanics to the Grand Old Party.

May 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


South Hall school redistricting to be hot topic at Tuesday public hearing

Residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on a school redistricting proposal in South Hall directly to officials and the school board at ...

May 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New smart home for wounded veteran is ‘next chapter’

At the end of a gravel road in Maysville, retired U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Adams finds the "next step in the healing process for ...

May 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Gainesville High School seniors graduated Friday evening with smiles and selfies galore. Students lined up at the First Baptist Church banquet hall before they made ...

May 19, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

A Gainesville man was being held without bond Friday afternoon in connection with two armed robberies in Hall County a week ago.

May 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

An 18-year-old man is accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station last month, police said.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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