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Braselton clerk of court facing new charges

The Braselton Police Department and the Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's Office continue to compile information on former Braselton Clerk of Court Becky Skelton, who now faces new charges of forgery in the first degree and is accused of allegedly taking about $2,000 in cash bonds.

March 17, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


IRS investigating Dawson clerk of court

The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Suwanee man proposes brewpub for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Paul Coggins wants to serve home-brewed beer and food in downtown Flowery Branch, but he has to clear a few obstacles first.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hurt in five-vehicle pileup on Browns Bridge

A five-vehicle accident on Browns Bridge cut off access to the bridge on Ga. 369 for more than two hours Wednesday and injured two.

March 17, 2010 | STEPHEN GURR and ASHLEY FIELDING sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com, afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire officials looking into cause of blaze at bonding company

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Tuesday morning at a bonding company near the Hall County Jail.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Thurmon Tanner traffic light now active

Southbound drivers on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Flowery Branch now have a little help making the turn onto Phil Niekro Boulevard.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 get prison in attempted armed robbery

Three people were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in the attempted armed robbery of a Gainesville teen.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Juror scolded for shirking civic duty

A Hall County man who said he didn't understand the big deal about skipping out on jury duty was given a tough lesson in civic responsibilities Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council OKs curbside trash service

While several residents said they would rather pay more to keep their current trash service, the Gainesville City Council approved staff-proposed changes that promise to save the city money.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tomato shortage puts pinch on local restaurants, grocers

Many local residents know tomatoes in March are nothing compared to fresh, local tomatoes in the summer. But that doesn't mean they don't still need the occasional tomato to top a sandwich or throw in a taco.

March 16, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Family prepared as boat leaks, sinks

Julie Long, her husband and three young children found out the hard way that their newly purchased boat was leaky.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County postpones SPLOST vote

JEFFERSON - After much discussion, Jackson County officials have postponed a special purpose local option sales tax vote until the November election.

March 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s lottery sees record profits despite sour economy

Gainesville resident Freddie Blake has a daily routine.

March 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Wife files lawsuit in pastor’s death

A Gainesville woman has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with the September shooting death of her pastor husband by an undercover North Georgia drug enforcement officer.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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