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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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Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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