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Hoschton man pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, investment scam

A Hoschton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta to bank fraud and conspiracy charges for "committing a mortgage fraud, a real estate investment Ponzi scam involving more than 150 victims, a check-kiting scheme and a bankruptcy fraud," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Northern District of Georgia office.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Local Islamic leader condemns Fort Hood shootings

News that an Army officer that is a Muslim was responsible for the fatal shooting of 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, brought strong condemnation from a local Islamic leader.

November 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local




Flowery Branch revisits commercial sewer surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to review the fairness of charging all businesses a $15-per-month sewer surcharge added earlier this year to monitor grease traps.

November 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS earns $15,000 in Title I funds

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Wednesday that Gainesville High School has been named a National Title I school and will receive $15,000 in federal funding.

November 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local fitness centers feel threatened by proposal

To Michael Graham, deputy director of Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department, converting an unused meeting room into a fitness center at the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center makes sense.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Guardsmen marching to commemorate historic ‘Band of Brothers’

One National Guard unit is honoring the soldiers of the past with a 101-mile march from Toccoa to Atlanta.

November 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lawyers scarce outside metro Atlanta

When it comes to dealing with legal issues, having quality representation can be just as important as proper evidence.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


IRS aims to answer tax questions at Saturday event

If you have some tax issues that you've been meaning to get around to but haven't found the time, Saturday may be your day to get things straightened out.

November 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Options lacking for young offenders

Late last month, three children, ages 11, 12 and 14, were charged along with a 17-year-old adult with burglarizing a Laura Drive home and stealing jewelry.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Mulberry Creek center opens next weekend

At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the South Hall Community Center closed its doors for good.

November 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tuesday night stabbing was self-defense

A man who was detained in the stabbing of a Flowery Branch man acted in self-defense, authorities said Wednesday.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Take a trip down Georgia’s historic trail

If you've driven along U.S. 129 in the past few months, you might have noticed a few brown road signs along it, marking it Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council opts to convert unused meeting rooms into fitness center

Owners of area fitness centers and Gainesville's mayor opposed a measure Tuesday to fill the meeting rooms at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center with fitness equipment.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville gives initial approval to rezone Fair St. area

Gainesville City Council members on Tuesday sided with residential property owners who organized to keep business interests from infringing on their neighborhood.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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No bond set for teen charged in nephew’s death

No bond was set for a 19-year-old Gainesville man charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of his 2-year-old nephew Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior living community to open Friday in Gainesville

A ribbon cutting will be held 11 a.m. Friday for an independent senior living community in Gainesville.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 qualify Monday to run for open seat on Flowery Branch council

Two people qualified Monday to run for one of two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cleveland man accused of wire fraud files to suppress seized documents

A Cleveland man accused of making fictional real estate deals has filed through his attorney a motion to suppress documents seized recently by FBI agents.

April 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late member’s honor

The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work underway on Central Hall trail link

In the making for nearly a decade, a major link in the Central Hall Multi-use Trail is now under construction.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2-year-old hit by car, killed in East Hall

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday and a teen charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the incident, according to authorities.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets clean sweep

The Great American Cleanup has swept through Hall County.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people killed in South Hall wreck

Two people died and one person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck in South Hall County late Saturday.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deportation leaves Hall County teens without parents

From the outside, this home in East Hall looks like any other.

April 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grieving father moving on to other troubled bridges

One of the White County sheriff's deputies who tried to talk Shannon Hamilton out of interfering with government property at his daughter's wreck site also had a couple of pointed questions for the grieving father.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia colleges aim to prevent sexual abuse on campus

One in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted, harassed or abused while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ride-share firms refuse to require driver fingerprints

April 25, 2015 | By Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Law enforcement boat repairs add up during long season

During monthly training, three Hall County Fire Services firefighters and paramedics try to maneuver around in an inflatable Zodiac boat.

April 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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