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Judge blocks portions of immigration law enforcement

A federal judge responsible for deciding the merits of Georgia's new anti-immigration law has agreed to temporarily block enforcement of some of the law's most embattled parts.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New aquatic center will open today in Cumming

Get your bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels ready. The Cumming Aquatic Center is opening today.

June 26, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


Hall’s interim finance director to leave job July 8

For the past month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners has searched for ways to fill an $11.5 million budget hole.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school system locks into lower diesel price

Filling up the gas tank can seem more like playing the stock market as pump prices fluctuate during warm-weather months.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Administrator leaves Oakwood Thursday

OAKWOOD - Patti Doss-Luna is leaving Oakwood again, but this time, it's for good.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many are divided on new cigarette labels

Kerry "Smokey" Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont has on his counter a cigarette pack from Mexico, which shows the image of a dead baby lying on a bed of cigarette butts.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Commuting options changing for Hall residents

At a time when Hall Area Transit funding is in limbo, Atlanta area commuting options are about to open a little more for Hall County residents.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search resumes for possible Lanier drowning victim

BUFORD - Several rescue teams, including the Hall County Dive Team, have resumed searching for a male swimmer reported missing Saturday in Lake Lanier near Buford Dam.

June 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New statute’s effect on schools remains uncertain

On the last day of class at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School this year, Principal William Campbell was approached by a student who wanted to tell him goodbye.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Immigration law already hitting Georgia farmers

It takes almost 80,000 workers to harvest Georgia's crops, according to the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Grower's Association.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


'People are trembling' over state's new immigration law

An entire wall at Village Wash and Dry Lavanderia on Atlanta Highway is filled with clothes dryers. But on a drizzling Thursday afternoon, only one is occupied with tumbling clothes.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Most agree with troop pullout plan

Larry Emmett, whose son-in-law has returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan, said he believes the U.S. should leave the war-scarred country "as soon as possible."

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police give parents a boost on seat safety

The Gainesville Police Department and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave away 100 new booster seats Saturday to help ease the transition to a new state law that goes into effect Friday.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Fake drugs can lead to real problems

Three pounds of Epsom salt and a Doritos bag was all it took to land three would-be drug dealer suspects in Hall County Jail last week.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids learn technology basics at robot camp

Lakeview Academy sought to groom the next generation of mechanical wizards at a robotics camp this week for rising third- through sixth-graders.

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall

Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of $9K tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man is accused of accepting payment for tree removal work but not finishing the job.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Elementary using GoFundMe page to replace student broadcast equipment

Flowery Branch Elementary School's newsroom is a decade behind.

March 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mental health, murder-suicide at center of domestic violence report

Threats of suicide and other attempts at self-harm is a key finding in a 2016 Georgia review of domestic violence fatalities, when Hall County had ...

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Kiwanis recognizes longtime youth programs manager Beth Morris

The highest honor the Kiwanis Club awards went to a woman who dedicated three decades to helping children.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lanier Islands to hire more than 500 for summer season

Lanier Islands resort is looking to add 531 staff members to prepare for the summer season.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Students compete at TomeCon literary event at UNG’s Gainesville campus

For some, the TomeCon literary conference is the Super Bowl.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville changes Deshaun Watson Way street sign to green

Gainesville city officials recently put up a green Deshaun Watson Way street sign after they were notified by the Federal Highway Administration that a red ...

March 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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