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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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Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local vape shops fume over potential FDA regulation

No longer are paper-rolled cigarettes - the tar-producing kind with tobacco and chemicals mixed into a potent, carcinogenic blend - the flavor of the week.

August 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Groundbreaking for Kubota facility planned in September

Just how big is the upcoming Kubota expansion?

August 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music ...

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau ...

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six ...

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




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