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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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Legendary Hall educator C.W. Davis dies at age 96

Longtime Hall County educator C.W. Davis died Saturday at age 96.

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Osprey urged to build nests elsewhere before crews demolish Boling Bridge

The ospreys who live on Boling Bridge, which connects Hall and Forsyth counties, were given an eviction notice Friday.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fire does ‘extensive damage’ to home in lakeside subdivision

Paul Yuntis escaped his home with his cat early Friday morning as the home caught fire.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pedestrian still in serious condition after accident at Stan’s Biscuits

The man injured in a car accident at Stan's Biscuits earlier this week is still in serious condition at the hospital.

March 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials: Proposed Hall County film ordinance needs some work

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production ...

March 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials want more traffic data for project off Dawsonville Highway

Residents wary of more gridlock on Dawsonville Highway from a planned large upscale subdivision along Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville are embracing the city's request ...

March 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Brenau women’s history event honors AARP founder

Ethel Percy Andrus lived by what she preached.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Boy Scouts honor former members for contributions to community

Each of the three former Boy Scouts honored at the annual American Values Dinner Thursday shared one thing in common. Honorees Sen. Butch Miller, Bob ...

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Right of way work on Spout Springs Road can move forward

Right of way acquisition now can begin officially on the Spout Springs Road widening project in South Hall.

March 09, 2017 | | Local


Feds say 'Deshaun Watson Way’ street sign can't be red

Mention the federal Department of Transportation, and Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan sees red and gets hot under the collar.

March 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Authorities: Man tried to strangle deputy at jail

A Gainesville man is accused of trying to strangle a deputy at the Hall County Jail.

March 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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