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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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Police: Woman woke up to acquaintance sexually assaulting her

A woman told police she passed out in her apartment and woke up to an acquaintance sexually assaulting her, according to testimony Monday in Magistrate ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Armed robbery followed drug deal

A man told police that the College Park man sitting behind him in his 1994 Buick Century put a gun to his head and told ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville superintendent finalist for leadership award

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is a finalist for the Lexington Educational Leadership Award fellowship.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse ...

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

Hall officials aim to build $3.4M bridge on Tumbling Creek Road

Hall County wants to build a $3.4 million bridge on Tumbling Creek Road in the same area where the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered ...

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Ellenwood man charged with attempted aggravated child molestation

An Ellenwood man allegedly sent "pornographic photos and had sexually explicit conversations" with an investigator he believed to be a child, according to authorities.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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