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Rotary donation to make a difference for nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Gainesville donated more than $20,000 to local nonprofit groups at its meeting Monday - a move that made Jan Ros get a little teary eyed.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood hopes to attract more community events

Gainesville has its Mule Camp Market and Dahlonega has Gold Rush Days.

While many area cities have signature events, the South Hall town of Oakwood has long lacked an event - or even a string of smaller ones - that brings carloads of visitors to town.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative helping attract money, jobs

If the success of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's HALLmark Vision Initiative is any indication, Hall County residents and businesses really believe in their community.

In 2006, the chamber launched the fundraising mission with a four-year goal of collecting $2.2 million to fund economic development, education and community improvement initiatives.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood sees small spike in 2009 population

Despite several years of slow but steady growth in Oakwood, population estimates for 2009 reveal a steeper rise than the city has seen in years past.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall school board OKs plan for language center

Budget concerns keep playing a heavy hand in decisions made by the Hall County school board.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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


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Road planners recommend Martin Road traffic study in wake of I-985 interchange

The mostly residential Martin Road in South Hall County could get a closer look as the Georgia Department of Transportation draws closer to building an ...

April 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials seek artwork for bus shelters as part of grant-funded project

If Phillippa Lewis Moss has her way, Gainesville will be full of quite visible works of art within a few years.

April 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Relay for Life dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A handful of children gather at Terry Walton's feet for a puppet show.

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police release details of Sunday head-on crash

A driver struck a guardrail about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Gainesville before colliding with another driver, police said.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall High media center collects state recognition

A 3-D printer works on a piece for a guitar, books are being checked out a few feet away, students are scattered at computer terminals ...

April 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in ...

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash in Dawson County

April 19, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Wilson Orthodontics ‘excited’ for Gainesville location groundbreaking

More than two dozen people from Wilson Orthodontics, including 1-year-old Hartley Wilson, hiked down into the open lot and carried shovels to where the new ...

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall Performing Arts Center open house set

An open house for the new North Hall High School Performing Arts Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 28.

April 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect in custody after incident, search near Cornelia

The suspect in a shooting near Cornelia has been located and taken into custody, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau physical therapy clinic opens

Charles Mehaffey was working on balance about 10 a.m. Monday in the new physical therapy clinic at Brenau University Downtown Center. He was the ...

April 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Dahlonega man had unauthorized patrol car markings

A Dahlonega man faces a misdemeanor charge after Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a surplus vehicle with Hall County markings at his home ...

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County sending delegates to Republican, Democratic conventions

Several Hall County residents have been selected as 9th District congressional delegates for the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions this summer.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakes go up for Georgia Milestone tests

Hall County and Gainesville students may face failing a grade this year - depending on the results of the Georgia Milestone tests they began taking Monday.

April 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County hits pause on Glades Reservoir project

Hall County has temporarily withdrawn its permitting application for the planned Glades Reservoir, according to county officials.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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