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Lanes reopened on I-985 following wreck

A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 near Friendship Road in Buford closed the expressway's southbound lanes around noon today.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgians show the thrasher’s no chicken

It seems dirty campaigning has infiltrated all levels of office, even that of the state bird.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Lutheran church celebrates 50 years

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th year Sunday with a lighted cake, the congregation singing "Happy Birthday" and the return of former pastors.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to be visited by auditors

Auditors will visit two Gainesville schools this week to investigate last month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found an abnormally high number of erased and changed answers on last spring's test.

March 08, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Census results may alter districts, delegates

Political representation: It's what the census is all about.

March 08, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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


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Senior found his place at Lanier Christian Academy

Lex Parker was the new kid in his junior year at Lanier Christian Academy.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Lakeview senior, skeet shooter looks toward 2020 Olympics

Samantha Simonton dreams of standing on the highest podium with a medal around her neck at the 2020 Olympic Games, listening to "The Star-Spangled Banner ...

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


West Hall senior presses pause on education, plans mission trip

Catherine Webb thought she had her whole life figured out.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lower taxes, higher pay raises included in proposed Hall schools budget

Taxpayers could see slightly lower school tax bills next year while providing for 2.5 percent pay raises for all Hall County school employees if ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man says church outburst was free speech

ATLANTA - After David Justin Freeman raised his hand, he decided to give one finger.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Property taxes would go up in proposed Gainesville schools budget

Some city property owners would see a tax increase in a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal presented Monday to the Gainesville school board.

May 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council votes to remove Dawsonville mayor

May 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Number of snakebites rising in North Georgia

Half of Georgia's 55 hospital-reported snakebites this year have been in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds law on terroristic threats after challenge from Hall student

A law on terroristic threats has been upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court after a challenge from a Hall County student accused of threatening a ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Home-schooled senior builds on musical talents

Savannah Cantrell has been home-schooled her entire life.

May 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Riverside graduate aims for career in logistics

Derek Ferguson's next step in his education will allow him to chase two of his passions: lacrosse and a career in logistics.

May 15, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Library shelves downtown expansion plans until 2018

Plans to expand Hall County's downtown Gainesville library branch are being shelved for another year.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


UNG’s Gainesville campus expected to see 4-6 percent growth in fall

DAHLONEGA - Officials are expecting a 4 to 6 percent enrollment increase this fall at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, solidifying the all-commuter ...

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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