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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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School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game ...

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than ...

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal up at Spout Springs and Sterling on the Lake

With the new school year starting, the timing is right on a newly installed traffic light on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new planning director

Flowery Branch has a new community development and planning director.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 die, 2 others sent to hospital after I-85 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on I-85 Wednesday morning killed two people and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said ...

August 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota plans up for discussion again at school board retreat

Plans for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be discussed Saturday as part of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education retreat.

August 10, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Ron Bridgeman news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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