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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


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


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Authorities searching for missing woman at Lanier Point Park

Multiple agencies are searching again this morning for a woman who went missing Wednesday night at Lanier Point Park off Dawsonville Highway.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing for new city hall

Financing is moving forward on the new $5.3 million city hall in Flowery Branch.

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials dig into 2017 budget

The final weeks of May are always anxious days for Hall County officials as they prepare for the home stretch of the annual budget process.

May 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


World Language Academy team wins middle school Culinary Cup

Choreography was as much a part of the first Culinary Cup competition Thursday as cooking.

May 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Friday is last call for early voting in state primary

Early voting in Georgia ends today, giving voters a final chance to cast a ballot before Tuesday's primary.

May 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




United Way summer reading program to begin Saturday

There's a simple but essential way for parents to ensure the success of their children, according to the United Way.

May 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Police investigating shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Atlanta Street.

May 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Colorful ceremony sets stage for Pan Am paddling events at Olympic Park

Some of the world's best athletes and their coaches, friends, families and fans filled the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium on Wednesday evening for a ...

May 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Comedian Katt Williams remains free on bond after Hall court hearing

A motion to revoke Katt Williams' bond was dismissed this afternoon after the state's witnesses did not appear at the hearing.

May 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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