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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


Parade honors Charlie Company

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

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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