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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

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

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November 12, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Georgians encouraged to give to nonprofits Thursday

A group overseeing a statewide fundraiser that aims to drive awareness and donations for nonprofits is asking residents to come together for 24 hours of ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Strategic plan will be discussed at University of North Georgia meeting

A town hall meeting Friday invites students, faculty and the public to hear the progress of academics at the University of North Georgia.

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Judge allows federal racial slur claim to move forward

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed one fair housing claim but allowed another to continue in a case of former Gainesville residents ...

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students honor veterans, country at school gatherings

The halls of DaVinci Academy ring with the sound of young voices chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

November 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Missing man found dead in vehicle on side of I-985

The body of a man previously reported missing was found in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon near Interstate 985 in Buford.

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Local innovators honored during Masters series event

The 10 entrepreneurs honored Wednesday at Featherbone Communiversity may have come from different backgrounds. The products and services they offer may vary - from interior design ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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