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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

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

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5 people hurt, 2 seriously, in wreck on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car collision on Ga.369/Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax revenue to stay same with higher millage rate

Oakwood City Council adopted a millage rate that would keep tax revenue the same for 2017 on first reading Monday night.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion set for Thursday

The proposed rezoning needed for a West Hall manufacturer to build a new plant drew only silence Monday at a work session of the Hall ...

October 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cats injured in fire recovering

Laura Burns considers herself lucky. Even after a recent house fire destroyed her home and possessions, all of her family is safe, and in her ...

October 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Woman accused of leaving child in car near water at Lanier Islands

A Dacula woman is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son in a car at Lanier Islands with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle ...

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews from Northeast Georgia help restore power on coast

Power crews from Northeast Georgia are helping restore power along the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew affected hundreds of thousands of residents.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville names 2 new staff leaders

Gainesville has a new chief financial officer and administrative services director.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man charged with convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of firing his gun twice Friday during an armed robbery at a Gainesville convenience store.

October 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Annual walk raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

North Georgia residents are invited to don a purple shirt and walk the streets of Gainesville to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

October 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for this November's elections.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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