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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

Parade honors Charlie Company

A parade and ceremony recognizing Gainesville's Charlie Company is set for today.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

DNR steps up patrols for those under the influence

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants to send boaters a message that it is serious about safety.

June 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Jones may house literacy program

Jones Elementary School said goodbye to its kindergarten through fifth-grade students a month ago, but the doors may not be closed this fall.

June 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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West Hall High School students pack more than 50,000 meals as service week starts

It was organized, if a bit chaotic at first - the first part of Spartan Service Week at West Hall High School on Monday.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

75-acre subdivision proposal in West Hall tabled

A proposed 75-acre subdivision near Lake Lanier in West Hall was tabled Monday at the Hall County Planning Commission meeting.

October 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood increases tax rate slightly to keep revenue the same

Oakwood's tax rate is going up just to keep property tax revenues the same.

October 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Here are important facts about flu in 2016-17

The Hall County Health Department offered a drive-thru flu shot clinic Monday at the J.A. Walters YMCA, and the department is among many groups ...

October 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Nov. 2 meeting set for Martin Road traffic study

A Nov. 2 meeting has been set to discuss traffic alternatives to Martin Road as part of plans to build a new, nearby Interstate 985 ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fiery North Hall crash injures deputy, inmates

A Whitfield County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign, injuring herself and two inmates in a fiery North Hall wreck Monday morning, according to ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch man will lead state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

A Flowery Branch man has been named director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Man sells handcrafted instruments at Gold Rush Days

Gourds are a strange fruit.

October 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Jeff Stowe, Angela Middleton battle for District 4 seat in Hall County

Democrat Angela Thomas Middleton will challenge incumbent Republican Jeff Stowe for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this election season ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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

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