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Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 a day, City Manager Dennis Bergin reported.

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ideas. It plans to contact 7,500 to 10,000 Georgians as part of Georgia 2030.

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the process.

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over the current budget.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning, police said.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back to listening to the citizens of Gainesville" over its recent vote to proceed with an original plan for demolishing and replacing Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money for employee raises.

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall deputy rescues neighbors, dog from house fire

Perry Cook was just taking his dogs out for some fresh air and exercise at home on June 8.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s first triathlon inspired by push for organ donations

Forty of North Georgia's finest athletes took to the beaches, streets and paths Saturday at Don Carter State Park for Gainesville's first-ever triathlon.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville board responds to community complaints about Enota project

Four speakers at a June 20 meeting of the Gainesville school board expressed concerns about the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reconstruction project.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota school project dispute reaches boiling point

More than 18 meetings have been held with various groups about the proposed construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville ...

July 10, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and Shannon Casas rbridgeman@gainesvilletimes.com, scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Mallow out at Malvi: Chef brings her fluffy artisanal treats to Forsyth

Little did Laura Curtis Ratana know when she created her first marshmallow in 2012 that she would soon be selling the handmade fluffy treats from ...

July 10, 2016 | By Rachel Pittman Forsyth County News | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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