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Rotary donation to make a difference for nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Gainesville donated more than $20,000 to local nonprofit groups at its meeting Monday - a move that made Jan Ros get a little teary eyed.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood hopes to attract more community events

Gainesville has its Mule Camp Market and Dahlonega has Gold Rush Days.

While many area cities have signature events, the South Hall town of Oakwood has long lacked an event - or even a string of smaller ones - that brings carloads of visitors to town.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative helping attract money, jobs

If the success of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's HALLmark Vision Initiative is any indication, Hall County residents and businesses really believe in their community.

In 2006, the chamber launched the fundraising mission with a four-year goal of collecting $2.2 million to fund economic development, education and community improvement initiatives.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood sees small spike in 2009 population

Despite several years of slow but steady growth in Oakwood, population estimates for 2009 reveal a steeper rise than the city has seen in years past.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall school board OKs plan for language center

Budget concerns keep playing a heavy hand in decisions made by the Hall County school board.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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


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Oakwood Chick-fil-A to be closed for month during renovations

Oakwood's Chick-fil-A hasn't had a renovation since it opened nearly 17 years ago.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lula residents raise concerns over chickens in residential areas

With handfuls of calls coming in the last week, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin spoke to one homeowner who said he was fed up with ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula considers electric locks for bathrooms after illicit behavior

Following complaints of sex acts and drug use in Lula's public bathrooms, the city is looking at electric locks as a method to potentially ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man convicted in attempted rape case argues for new trial

A Gainesville man sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted rape and kidnapping argued for a new trial for issues related to DNA evidence ...

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Educators, friends pay tribute to former Hall educator C.W. Davis

Davis Middle School Principal Eddie Millwood is proud to lead a school that bears the name of someone he considers to be a legend among ...

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs $8.9M for Lanier Charter Career Academy projects

The Hall County school board on Monday approved $8.9 million for additions and renovations at Lanier Charter Career Academy.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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