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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

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

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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

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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