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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


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


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Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the "date rape drug" to ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

December 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


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