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Sheriff: Deportations down in Hall County

OAKWOOD - The number of illegal immigrants detained through a local-federal immigration enforcement program has seen a marked decrease since it began last April, Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic said Saturday at a conference on Latinos.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wauka chicken pie: Volunteers are working to the bone

It's almost time for chicken pie.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge hits the mark with youth

Young Brandon Whitmore spent six months preparing for Saturday, when the 11-year-old would square off on the indoor shooting range alongside seasoned cops.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cost-cutting moves here to stay for Hall County

Hall County's officials rolled up their sleeves this week to discuss how the county can best weather the rough economic times.

February 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City permit fee, building inspection revenues dwindle

The slump in Gainesville's construction market is just another blow to the city's budget.

February 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-Gainesville school official fired from Glynn County

Glynn County School Superintendent Michael Bull was fired Friday after the board of education voted unanimously to terminate his contract for sending what its chairman described as "raunchy" e-mails to unidentified adults.

February 21, 2009 | By Andrew Smith For The Times | Local


Longtime Braselton employees witness lasting changes

BRASELTON - Welcome to Braselton, population: 312.

February 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


This couple's love comes with a side of Texas toast

Picture it. The date is Feb. 18, 2008, and a couple who met on a popular online dating site are preparing for their first date.

February 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man pleads guilty in 2008 home invasion murder

A man whose addiction to drugs led him from a life of privilege to the murder of a West Hall homeowner during a burglary tearfully apologized after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court on Friday.

February 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tainted asphalt forces repaving on Lake Lanier Islands

BUFORD - The president of one of the state's largest highway contracting firms says his company will need to repave a stretch of Ga. 60 and internal roads at Lake Lanier Islands because of contaminated asphalt.

February 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mount Vernon dedicates new playground, memorial garden

More than 100 students and parents of Mount Vernon Elementary School planted 27 trees Friday in celebration of Arbor Day at the grand opening of the school's renovated playground.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs names football star ‘Youth of the Year’

A Gainesville High School junior has been named as Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

February 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher applicants get a taste of Jefferson

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City School System is giving prospective employees a taste of what life is actually like in the town.

February 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Enota elementary vies for reading bowl gold

For the past two years, a team of readers from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has placed third in the state at the annual Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

February 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Daddies, daughters dance night away

It's not every day that a man has the chance to dance with a beautiful young lady, but girls and their fathers danced the night away Thursday.

February 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corps of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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