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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


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


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Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

April 18, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person's ribs and injuring the victim's liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle School, police investigating possible assault by teacher

The mother of a 12-year-old Gainesville Middle School student said the teacher who put his hands on her son should be arrested.

April 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Some good luck turned into a golden egg for a Gainesville family that was on its way Monday to the annual Easter Egg Roll at ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Thirty parcels of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest would be sold if a bill from Georgia lawmakers introduced this legislative session clears Congress.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia teamed up to make tax season more bearable for everyone.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound - so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson's wedding ring could fit around her leg.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

April 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he's confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

April 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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