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Diving bell that aided Dahlonega gold miners being restored

A piece of history left Gainesville 135 years ago, but now it's back.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Land purchase in Dawson County will help conservation

State leaders earlier this month got a glimpse of 469 recently acquired acres that will provide a geographic link between portions of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

June 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands to get makeover

BUFORD - Some 30 years of shows and social gatherings - as well as extreme weather conditions - have put a beating on the amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands' Presentation Pointe.

June 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advance directive form specifies end-of-life decisions

Like having a root canal, discussing death is one of those things many would rather put off until absolutely necessary.

June 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials urge revelers to leave fireworks to professionals

As fireworks stands pop up along the state's roadsides, area officials urge families to stay safe and be smart.

June 28, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Abandoned homes become an 'American dream wasted'

At the end of a cul-de-sac in a tidy North Hall subdivision sits one house that doesn't match the others.

A tangle of weeds and grass has grown waist high, obscuring all but the top of the home from view.

June 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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


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Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

A body believed to be a Florida man who went missing from Lake Lanier Aug. 6 has been found by Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans will get further review at Gainesville school board forum

A new Enota school is needed and should be built, Gainesville school board members say, probably on the same schedule as agreed starting in May ...

August 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Court ruling could halt Mar-Jac plant inspection

A local magistrate judge has recommended a warrant be quashed to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for potential worker-safety violations.

August 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police out to build trust, one call at a time

During the last days of summer, Gainesville Police Officer Justin Seabolt cruised through Ridgecrest Apartments on Roper Hill Road. Kids no older than 9 all ...

August 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local leaders make case to keep Hall road planning district intact

Hall County is far from a bedroom county.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Image Boutique expands to Gainesville square

In the weeks leading up to the start of the school year, young women filed in and out of Image Boutique, the newest store on ...

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville School Board takes no action on Creel’s contract at retreat

Nearly two hours of a closed meeting Saturday led to no action on Gainesville schools Superintendent Wanda Creel's contract, but the board issued a ...

August 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dressed to kill, aimed to heal: Hope and Healing gala funds family service needs

The ninth annual Gala for Hope and Healing benefitting the Children's Center for Hope and Healing was a scene straight from the Roaring '20s ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Search continues for missing male on Lake Lanier

The search effort for a man missing on Lake Lanier since Friday continued Saturday night, officials said.

August 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Night of Awareness event offers aid to hungry children, sex trade workers

The third annual Night of Awareness event was held Saturday, at First Baptist Church to support the SS Revolution Ministries and to help raise money ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Child transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into home in East Hall

A vehicle crashing into a home overnight Saturday in East Hall County sent a child to the hospital with injuries and caused extensive damage to ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police to offer active shooter response seminar

Following some high-profile shooting events around the country, Gainesville Police will host a civilian response seminar Wednesday on how to respond in these dangerous situations.

August 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents can share a cage with sheltered pets at Humane Society fundraiser

Have you ever wanted to see your friends, family or community leaders locked in a cage for hours on end? Thanks to the Humane Society ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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