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Embezzlement is rooted in a lack of oversight, psychological issues, experts say

They were loyal, long-term, trusted employees.

And, according to authorities, they were skimming extraordinary amounts of money from their employers' coffers.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man drowns near Holiday Marina

A 49-year-old Atlanta man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier, the seventh death of the year on the lake and the fifth in nine days.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Saturday drowning victim ID’d as Decatur man, 49

Authorities have identified Michael U. Abrams Sr., 49, of Decatur, as the man who drowned Saturday in a small cove of Lake Lanier, across from Holiday Marina in South Hall.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More high schoolers get a jump-start on college

The college frenzy is about to get even bigger. Due to high school graduation rates, 2009 is projected to be a peak year for college enrollment nationwide, and many high school seniors are trying to gain a competitive edge by entering joint enrollment programs. Joint enrollment allows high school students to take college courses at a local university while also enrolled in courses at their high school.

Lenna Applebee, the assistant dean of Brenau Academy, said joint enrollment "has significantly increased" since she started two years ago. Of the 20 rising seniors at Brenau Academy, Applebee said all but four ...

July 17, 2008 | | Local


Local docs like cholesterol tests, not cholesterol drugs, for kids

Lipitor - it's not just for Grandpa anymore.

July 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Server problems delay new iPhone users

Apple Inc.'s new iPhone went on sale Friday to eager buyers worldwide, including dozens who lined up before dawn at the AT&T store on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Disgruntled customer fired gun into air, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman dissatisfied with repairs to her car pulled out her gun and started shooting, authorities said.

No one was hurt when 55-year-old Cathy J. Parks fired her small-caliber pistol five times into the air during an argument with the car repairman Thursday night, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning angers South Hall residents

Residents of a South Hall subdivision are trying to decide their next move - perhaps a legal one - following Buford's annexation of 66 acres off Friendship Road.

July 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


The HEAT is on local drivers

Law officers from across Northeast Georgia were bringing the heat Friday.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Doctors in Italy learn procedure by watching Hall doctors live via Internet

The idea of "telemedicine" - doctors using computers to interact with patients from a distant location - has been around for a while. But on July 1, Northeast Georgia Medical Center took the concept to a new level.

July 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Missing Norcross woman found

A 65-year-old Norcross woman who went missing after visiting her husband in the Emory Eastside Medical Center was found safe Thursday night in Habersham County.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lucas named assistant principal at West Hall Middle

Tyrone Lucas will be returning to West Hall Middle School as an assistant principal, according to school Principal Sarah Justus.

July 16, 2008 | | Local


Suwanee offers grants to fix up downtown

The Suwanee Downtown Development Authority is starting a facade improvement grant program that will provide grants for exterior improvements to buildings in downtown Suwanee, which encompasses Town Center as well as historic Old Town. The program is funded through a contribution from the Suwanee branch of BB&T bank, in Suwanee's Town Center.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Latinos: Improve safety before beautification projects

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking at ways to assist Latino business owners - starting with plans for a beautification project along Atlanta Highway - but many business owners in the Latino business district say aesthetics takes a backseat to safety concerns.

July 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Competitors saunter over for horse show

On Saturday night, horse lovers from all across the Southeast gathered at the Chicopee Agricultural Center for a horse show put on by the East Hall Dugout Club.

July 16, 2008 | By Allison Shuler ashuler@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Four charged with trafficking meth in Hall

Four people were charged with methamphetamine trafficking in three incidents this week in Hall County, including one that authorities say involved a couple bringing an infant to a drug deal.

August 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


SafeKids plans bike helmet giveaway in Clermont

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County will host a bike helmet giveaway for kids ages 5-10 from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall County Sheriff's Office North Precinct in Clermont.

August 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces 4 people

An apartment fire Thursday night in Gainesville displaced four people, according to the Gainesville Fire Department.

August 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Boy hit by vehicle and dies in Commerce

An 8-year-old boy riding a bicycle Wednesday in Commerce died after being hit by a vehicle, according to authorities.

August 08, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: Dismiss State Bar complaint

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Flowery Branch water rates to go up 10 percent

August 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Retired Gainesville police major clashed with chief

The retirement of Maj. Paul Sherman from the Gainesville Police Department in January, less than two years after being promoted to No. 2 in command, appears to have been the result of infighting and reveals growing concerns about employee morale, according to documents obtained by The Times.

August 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smokey Bear’s icon brought to Smithsonian

August 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


A year after ATV accident, teen returns to school

August 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bus incident puts minor dent in first day of school

A Gainesville City Schools bus was involved in a minor accident Thursday afternoon outside New Holland Core Knowledge Academy at the intersection of Barn Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local




Ag commissioner: Diverse poultry market will soften Russian ban’s blow

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said he's "saddened" by Russia placing a one-year ban on U.S. food imports but believes the move could backfire, with Russian consumers being the ones hurt the most.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers determine depth of Gainesville sinkhole

Heavy digging has started on a Gainesville sinkhole that workers have determined is 22 feet deep.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Schools gear up for students' arrival

From students to principals to bus drivers, everyone has had a busy week preparing for the first day of school, which is today in the Gainesville district and Friday in Hall County.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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