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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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Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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