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US House puts immigration program under review

Federal immigration officials are reviewing their agreements with local law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with an eye toward measuring the success of the program known as 287(g), a homeland security administrator told a congressional committee Wednesday.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Main Street jail renovations waiting on local, federal agreement

Officials with a private prison company hope to start hiring locally in the next few months for an immigration detention facility at the site of the old Hall County jail.

March 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall wreck has traffic snarled

A wreck on Thompson Mill Road in South Hall has traffic backed up almost to Spout Springs Road, according to a Hall County dispatcher.

March 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gena Evans, ex-DOT chief, not surprised by firing

ATLANTA - Former state transportation commissioner Gena Evans said she wasn't surprised when the state transportation board voted to fire her last week.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Get a luncheon lesson from three successful women

Three of Hall County's most successful women will share their expertise with other women in the community Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials urge residents to properly dispose of unwanted TVs

People everywhere keep hazardous materials - mercury, lead and cadmium - in their living rooms.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County alcohol sales proceed with some caution

After being rejected by voters several times, a referendum finally passed in November allowing beer and wine to be sold in unincorporated White County.

March 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Storm cleanup work continues in Jackson, other counties

While most of the snow has disappeared in Hall County, the residual affects of Sunday's snowfall were still being felt Tuesday in Jackson County.

March 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville council approves spending $1.3 million to improve water lines

Cleaner water could be coming to a spigot near you.

March 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega store blaze ruled as arson

The Georgia state fire marshal's office confirmed Tuesday that the Monday night fire at Dahlonega's Rite Aid pharmacy was deliberately set.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County: Fire destroys mobile home

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home Tuesday on Bob Bryant Road.

A call to 911 went out from a passerby who spotted the smoke from Athens Highway shortly before noon, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said. The double-wide mobile home was about 80 percent engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Three teens arrested for burglary; one suspect still missing

Three teens have been charged and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect in a string of South Hall burglaries, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

March 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT crews set to finish work on Cleveland square

A Georgia Department of Transportation signal crew is set to start Monday finishing up a Cleveland square project that was suspended for several months after underground storage tanks were found.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech's GOAL student has shot at new car

Four Lanier Technical College students told their success stories and were honored for their accomplishments at Tuesday's Gainesville Lions Club meeting.

March 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Icy conditions hamper efforts to restore power

Icy conditions still persist on roads in Clarke, Oconee and Jackson counties after Sunday's heavy snow, and about 3,500 residents in Jackson County remain without power.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are continuing their work in those counties, as well as dealing with many fallen trees, officials said.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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The circus came to town

Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."

July 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Hall's price tag mounting for Glades Reservoir

With the delay of a draft environmental impact statement, costs continue mounting with no end in sight for the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1 week left to vote early in runoff

With one week of advance voting left, more than 1,000 Hall County voters have cast ballots in the runoff set for July 22.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tears, smiles when girl with Williams syndrome sees new room

Stepping out of the limousine, Callie Truelove greeted the "paparazzi" trying to catch a glimpse of her. More than 100 people, armed with smartphones and digital cameras, waited as the 11-year-old emerged.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


After first year, drug-monitoring program needs new funds to stay alive

As the Georgia painkiller-monitoring system became a year old, there is uncertainty as to whether it will be around to see its second birthday.

July 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax on lake vacation rentals still a problem

Hall County is still having difficulty collecting the hotel/motel tax due from vacation rental properties on Lake Lanier.

July 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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