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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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State offers incentive to STEM students

As students at all grade levels prepare to showcase their STEM prowess at a competition Jan 31 and Feb. 1 at the North Hall Community ...

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Two veteran Red Elephant alumni are planning a trip down memory lane when Gainesville High School celebrates its 125th anniversary next month.

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

A Forest Park man threw 2 pounds of meth out of his car while fleeing authorities Thursday on Dawsonville Highway, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics ...

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday's presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O'Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drugs worth $77,500 found at North Hall home

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday after authorities found 1½ pounds of methamphetamine at a home in North Hall.

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Survey to help search for new superintendent

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local residents weigh in, things to watch as Trump takes oath

Things to watch

January 20, 2017 | | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System celebrates Barrow location

WINDER - For Northeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Carol Burrell, who grew up in Barrow County, Thursday's open house at the new Northeast ...

January 20, 2017 | By LeAnne Akin For The Times | Local


Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Chestatee Academy eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee on Thursday at the Academies of Discovery campus.

January 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Home schooling open house attracts interest

The fellowship hall at New Haven Church became a learning center Thursday for parents considering home schooling their children.

January 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Bond denied for man charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old’s death

A Cleveland man charged with first-degree vehicular homicide in the death of a 3-year-old child Tuesday was denied bond.

January 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free tax filing available for some each Friday during tax season

The Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center will be providing a space for Brenau University to prepare and e-file tax returns at no charge for households earning ...

January 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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