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Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Donated land ensures access to Chattahoochee River

The Trust for Public Land celebrated the conservation of key access points to the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River at a press conference Friday in Cleveland.

October 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Vendors move indoors to offer produce

Gainesville residents lamenting the end of farmers market season can take heart - Market on the Square moved indoors Friday to offer its first fall and winter market.

October 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Future fuzzy for Forsyth County’s animal shelter

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October 15, 2010 | ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Thurmon Tanner growth has to wait

Oakwood has put a hold on any development plans for Thurmon Tanner Parkway through January, past when the project is set to be completed, so it can put together a corridor design plan.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charge dropped in case involving death of 2-month-old

Due to a lack of evidence, Hall County Magistrate Court officials have dropped a felony cruelty to children charge against Christopher Lamar Cantrell in an incident involving the death of a 2-month-old, according to public defender Brad Morris.

October 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mount Vernon students get gutsy cutting up sharks

As students entered Cathy Dial's class, many pinched their noses to block out the unusual stench.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall board votes to restart retirement benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to temporarily reinstate retirement benefits for employees at its meeting Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South Carolina man charged in chain-reaction wreck

A South Carolina man was charged with following too closely after a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway near the Forsyth-Hall County line.

October 14, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


WomenSource speaker aims to de-mystify menopause

There's at least one life cycle that many women would like to avoid - menopause.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cedar Creek plant plans are flowing

Gainesville's plans for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant are moving forward with council members approving pre-construction services Thursday morning.

October 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Arsonist gets year in work release program

In 2008, a teenage Samuel Wardlaw set fire to his stepmother's Gainesville home.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake stayed close to full in past year

It took four years, but Lake Lanier finally hit the magic number - 1,071 feet above sea level - one year ago today.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes honor for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gaur, Kelly named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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