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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


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


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Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech keep growing as classes start Monday

The University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College campuses will be beehives of activity Monday - and both will have more students than last year.

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

A pickup truck smashed through a Buford business Sunday morning, followed by suspects taking rifles and pistols from the store.

August 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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