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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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School, special needs student adjust to life on the move

This occasional series features some of those remarkable students with special circumstances who are served and cared for by local schools.

September 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Jefferson interviewing city manager finalists Wednesday

Two finalists for the Jefferson city manager position are being interviewed today during a 12:50 p.m. called meeting, which will be an executive ...

September 29, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Wednesday is last day to buy brick for public safety monument

Wednesday is the last day to buy a brick for a public safety monument being built on Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Historic Dahlonega home on front lines of proposed development

The fight over the Jeremiah Payne House, also known as Parks Clothing building, in Dahlonega remains in a stalemate.

September 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

16 years later, Elaine Nix remembered

Family and friends gathered to remember Elaine Nix, whose murder in 1999 remains unsolved, Tuesday night at Memorial Park in Gainesville on the 16-year anniversary ...

September 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man has 3 surgeries after hit-and-run

After discovering a flat tire on his bicycle, Dave Thomas walked to work on East Ridge Road toward the Limestone Parkway McDonald's around 5 ...

September 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall hoping to sell 88 acres of former sewer land

Hall County officials hope a retired sewer spray field in South Hall County will produce some cash for the county.

September 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Body found in North Forsyth area of Lanier identified as Gwinnett man

Authorities have determined that the body recovered Monday afternoon from Lake Lanier was that of a Gwinnett County man.

September 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Hall County drivers, research shows you're most likely to hit a deer in November

Hall County drivers who travel from dusk through dawn should mark down Nov. 10-16 on their calendars.

September 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch looking at extending Pine Street

Flowery Branch is getting more serious about extending Pine Street, which officials hope will improve downtown traffic flow and boost the local economy.

September 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Community gathers to fight childhood cancer

Cancer doesn't care about race, gender or age, according to Christine Wages.

September 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Georgia first ladies share stories from governor’s mansion

ATLANTA - Six of Georgia's first ladies took center stage Monday night to regale an audience, including four of the state's governors, with humorous ...

September 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Local

Chamber seeks industry of the year nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will award small, medium and large industries Nov. 17 based on economic impact, corporate responsibility and workforce excellence and ...

September 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Rising gas prices shouldn’t be ‘long-lived’

Gas prices have been at the front of commuters' minds as they stop to fill up their tanks, so the recent rise in gas prices ...

September 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Man's body found in Lake Lanier at North Forsyth park

Local emergency personnel said they have recovered the body of an adult male from a park on Lake Lanier in North Forsyth County.

September 28, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

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