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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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Connecting homeless to help a challenge ahead of deadline to leave encampment

The goodwill of local nonprofits, shelters and missions may be up to the task of supporting the area's homeless, but meeting the need on ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

75-acre West Hall subdivision proposal goes before Hall planners

A 75-acre subdivision is being proposed near Lake Lanier in West Hall.

October 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Leah Nelson is chosen new Times advertising director

Leah Nelson, a media veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, has been named the advertising director for The Times.

October 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Conditioned Air Systems offers employees health incentives to stay fit

Many health insurance companies offer incentives to keep their clients healthier. Conditioned Air Systems Inc. in Gainesville has taken this idea to another level.

October 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

South Hall voters get contested state House race

This election season, Democrat Michelle Jones will give incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo his first challenge in State House District 30, which represents areas of South ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Smoke Alarm Blitz volunteers put fire safety on front burner

"It's all about saving lives out here."

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Family Treatment Court enters 10th year of giving graduates a fresh start

Losing custody of her 2-year-old son Lincoln is what Lindsey Elrod describes as the "worst thing I had ever experienced."

October 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Crafty couple offers dressy designs at Harvest Balloon Festival

Do you have a tiny superhero or princess in your family who needs a costume for Halloween, or an empty wall in your home that ...

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Validity of test scores at crux of local opinion on school amendment

A referendum that would allow the state to take over failing schools doesn't get much attention in local schools, according to principals and superintendents.

October 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

White Cane event offers hope, help for sight-impaired

It's hard to imagine living without one of our five senses to navigate the world. But for many, a life without sight or hearing ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fitness event draws athletes to showdown in Gainesville Square

A showdown in the square used to mean something very specific. Typically, it involved gruff leather clad men, drawn guns and squabbles settled by a ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Voters Guide to Nov. 8 general election

Who's on the ballot

October 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant

An upcoming Netflix series will shoot a scene at a Flowery Branch barbecue restaurant in the coming weeks.

October 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatric therapy clinic opens in Clermont

Leigh Corley has opened a pediatric therapy clinic in Clermont after nearly 20 years of working with children mostly in their homes.

October 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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