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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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Hospital aims to raise awareness of lung cancer

Martha Zoller lost her mother and sister to lung cancer.

November 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Deputies shoot drug suspect’s 3 pit bulls during arrest in North Forsyth

November 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Gainesville closer to implementing 'rain tax'

All this recent rain must be on the minds of Gainesville officials.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cumming man charged in wreck that killed Gainesville man

A Cumming man has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash that killed a Gainesville man on McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 last week.

November 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff reports | Local

Share concerns with legislators at Dec. 10 Eggs & Issues Breakfast

The local delegation of state representatives will gather Dec. 10 for the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast, where residents can communicate their concerns.

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville plans to begin 'rain tax' in 2017

Gainesville taxpayers will soon need to budget for a new expense.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Kitchen fire damages South Hall home

A fire Monday night did $75,000 in damage to a home in South Hall County, according to Hall County Fire Services.

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man in ICU after White County ultralight aircraft crash

A Martin man "hadn't been in the air very long (and) still hadn't left the airport area" when his ultralight aircraft came down ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Deliveries of pot, pizza go to wrong home in North Forsyth

November 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville shooting suspect captured after chase through woods

A Gainesville man wanted in Hall County in connection with a shooting was arrested Saturday after dogs and deputies tracked him through the woods of ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville downtown plan includes ‘park ‘n slide,’ chicken jokes and mixed-use development

Imagine this: You've parked your car on the top floor of the courthouse parking deck in downtown Gainesville. The elevator is running slow and ...

November 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dog found hanging from tree at park on Lake Lanier in Northeast Forsyth

Jezabelle was a Christmas puppy. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays with her owners, her death is being investigated by authorities after the 2-year-old female ...

November 23, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Weather delays new Correctional Institution opening

Persistent rain has pushed back the opening of the new Hall County Correctional Institution by more than a month, but Warden Walt Davis still expects ...

November 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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