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COMING SUNDAY: Speed traps and teacher honors

Gainesville's request to annex a section of Interstate 985 has some people worried that the city is simply looking for a new revenue stream by writing more speeding tickets. In Sunday's edition, The Times will be taking an in-depth look at speeding tickets and speed traps, including:

  • How does the law define speed traps?
  • How many speeding tickets are written by Hall County, Gainesville and Oakwood?
  • Which Georgia towns just can't outgrow their reputation as speed traps?
  • Is the Gainesville Police Department writing more or fewer speeding tickets today than a few years ago?
  • How does the ...

April 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Arrest made in Barrow County pot-growing operation

Narcotics investigators from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged Lonnie Jones, 55, of Statham in connection with growing marijuana at his residence.

The sheriff's office received information about Jones manufacturing marijuana, which led to an undercover operation in which narcotics investigators were able to develop enough evidence to obtain a search warrant.

April 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Hall County, Gainesville officials bicker over old jail

In a highly combative board meeting Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners couldn't seem to agree on anything, much less with the handful of Gainesville officials present.

April 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Enota installs new water tower for outdoor garden classroom

What started out as a basic, green field has blossomed into an outdoor learning experience for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students.

April 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Celebration of Passover recalls Jewish exodus from Egypt

Early Wednesday morning, Janice and Steve Liederman began their trip to west Florida to celebrate the first night of Jewish Passover with their son and 4-year-old granddaughter.

April 10, 2009 | Times regional staff | Local

Jefferson school board submits letter to be charter

The Jefferson City Board of Education unanimously voted Thursday to move forward with possibly transitioning to a charter school system

April 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

United Community Bank robbed in Commerce

Commerce police are investigating a bank robbery Thursday morning.

The suspect, a black man wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, entered United Community Bank on Homer Road at about 9:30 a.m.

April 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville student is first runner-up in youth of year contest

Gainesville High School junior Teryan Rucker was selected as the first runner-up for the statewide Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year competition.

April 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Holy Week: Christians reflect on Jesus’ last days

Today is Good Friday, the most solemn day of Holy Week leading up to Easter.

April 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Gainesville unemployment claims up 249% over last year

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.

April 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Council rejects charging fire sprinkler fees to Gainesville businesses

Some members of the Gainesville City Council are not having an easy time swallowing proposed fees from the Public Utilities Department.

April 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Forsyth arson suspect found in Commerce hospital

CUMMING - An arson suspect sought for more than a week after she apparently skipped town was hospitalized today in Commerce for a possible drug overdose, authorities said.

April 09, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

Former loan officer gets prison for mortgage fraud scheme

Andrew John Smith, 29, of Cleveland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley in Gainesville to serve more than three years in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to commit bank, wire and mail fraud arising from a mortgage fraud scheme.

April 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Perdue certifies list of stimulus road projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that he has submitted the required certification on 67 road projects around Georgia that will be financed by the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama in February.

April 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Forsyth commissioners OK funds for 2 lake groups

CUMMING - Forsyth County plans to fund two organizations that advocate for Lake Lanier.

April 08, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

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Judge allows federal racial slur claim to move forward

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed one fair housing claim but allowed another to continue in a case of former Gainesville residents ...

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students honor veterans, country at school gatherings

The halls of DaVinci Academy ring with the sound of young voices chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

November 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Missing man found dead in vehicle on side of I-985

The body of a man previously reported missing was found in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon near Interstate 985 in Buford.

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Local innovators honored during Masters series event

The 10 entrepreneurs honored Wednesday at Featherbone Communiversity may have come from different backgrounds. The products and services they offer may vary - from interior design ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Voices: Veterans, Andrew Pedry (Part 1)

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Veterans share war stories at history center

Their lives marked by major world conflicts, Scott Ballard, Heyward Hosch and Larkin "Bill" Vance still had room to laugh.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

K-9 memorialized for work with sheriff’s office

Rex's paw on Jeff Sosebee's shoulder could brighten any day going in to work.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Study determining what’s under Green Street has started

Work has started to see what lies under heavily traveled Green Street in Gainesville.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Veteran shares lessons, stories with Enota 2nd-graders

A child asks Vietnam War veteran Charles DeSaussure how he survived the war.

November 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

North Hall rabies case confirmed, 14th of year

A raccoon tested positive for rabies Monday at the Decatur-based Georgia Public Health Lab.

November 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Pinterest tip leads to man’s arrest on child porn charges

A Flowery Branch man allegedly tried to "pin" child pornography on the Pinterest social media site, according to authorities.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Police: Suspect with sledgehammer stole $62K in jewelry

A suspect carrying a sledgehammer and trash can broke into an Oakwood store and stole $62,500 in jewelry Sunday morning, according to police.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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