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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


Parade honors Charlie Company

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

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Grace Episcopal tastes victory at spelling bee with winning word, umami

In a night when seven teams were taken down by words like whittawer, autochthonous and esquamulose, the Godspellers from Grace Episcopal Church won the 26th ...

May 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Loader heavily damaged, no injuries reported in South Hall business fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a commercial fire on Radford Road in South Hall late Monday night.

May 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police seeking $1,500 copper theft suspect in Oakwood

A man entered an Oakwood business Saturday and took more than $1,500 in copper, police said.

May 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall superintendent: Benefit costs on ‘unsustainable path’

The escalating costs of providing benefits to public school employees are "on an unsustainable path," and without a solution, they will continue to make balancing ...

May 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Continuous flow intersection now open in Dawson

Peggy Swanson didn't hold back when asked her feelings on the newly rebuilt intersection on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch model pursues career and education

Hannah Nelms is more than just a pretty face.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


East Hall senior's premature birth inspires her plans after graduation

Shaliyah Williams beat her odds.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Senior found his place at Lanier Christian Academy

Lex Parker was the new kid in his junior year at Lanier Christian Academy.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Lakeview senior, skeet shooter looks toward 2020 Olympics

Samantha Simonton dreams of standing on the highest podium with a medal around her neck at the 2020 Olympic Games, listening to "The Star-Spangled Banner ...

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


West Hall senior presses pause on education, plans mission trip

Catherine Webb thought she had her whole life figured out.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lower taxes, higher pay raises included in proposed Hall schools budget

Taxpayers could see slightly lower school tax bills next year while providing for 2.5 percent pay raises for all Hall County school employees if ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man says church outburst was free speech

ATLANTA - After David Justin Freeman raised his hand, he decided to give one finger.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Property taxes would go up in proposed Gainesville schools budget

Some city property owners would see a tax increase in a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal presented Monday to the Gainesville school board.

May 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council votes to remove Dawsonville mayor

May 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


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