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Pilot fitness program comes to Hall schools

It's time for Hall County students to get healthy.

The state board of education passed a new physical education requirement earlier this month, and Hall County Schools is one of five systems chosen to pilot the program this fall.

June 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ICE announces strategic plans that could affect deportations

The federal agency that enforces immigration law has announced changes that may ultimately play a role in determining when people are deported for being in the country illegally.

This month officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a realignment of its removal and detention divisions and a new strategic priority plan for the next four years.

June 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Property valuation appeals increase

The number of Hall County residents requesting appraisals of their homes this year was not a record number. But of those who got new appraisals, an unusually large number of them didn't like them and have appealed.

The Hall County Tax Assessors Office is processing a lot of property tax appeals this year - and officials expect appeals will continue to increase in coming years.

June 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man arrested on murder charge

A Saturday night house party in Gainesville spun out control when a fight broke out and moved into the street, where a man was shot to death.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office, still investigating the incident, has charged Valentin Garcia, 39, of Gainesville, with murder.

June 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Troops get job direction after homecoming celebration

After the patriotic music and fanfare around their return had faded, Charlie Company soldiers could get down to the business of finding jobs.

June 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ceremony welcomes Charlie Company returning from Afghanistan

Having already spent nearly three months back on U.S. soil didn't seem to spoil Saturday's homecoming celebration for Gainesville-based Charlie Company.

June 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development council works to increase retail options in Hall County

According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, Hall County's population grew from about 139,000 in 2000 to more than 187,000 in 2009.

June 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Payment schedule slow in Ga. special needs voucher plan

Georgia private schools are feeling a bit misunderstood.

June 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ham radio operators talk to world, visitors, at field day event

"Amateur radio is almost like magic," said Larry Tyson, a club member of the Lanierland Amateur Radio Club. "You can talk into this electronic box with a microphone and a piece of wire strung up between trees and talk all across the world - that is amazing."

June 26, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Woman struck by car, killed after falling out of vehicle

A Gainesville woman was ejected from a Jeep, run over by another car and killed late Friday on Ga. 400 in Dawson County, officials said.

June 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Murder for hire an act of desperation

As murder for hire cases in Georgia go, Stacey Schoeck's arrest in the shooting death of her husband came quickly.

June 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Immigration facility may get softer look

A privately operated midtown Gainesville facility that holds illegal immigrants prior to deportation could soon have a less jail-like environment.

June 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Medical center awarded for its care

Out of all the hospitals in Georgia, Northeast Georgia Medical Center was selected as one of 80 recipients of a top-quality award from the Georgia Hospital Association.

June 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parade honors Charlie Company

A parade and ceremony recognizing Gainesville's Charlie Company is set for today.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR steps up patrols for those under the influence

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants to send boaters a message that it is serious about safety.

June 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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