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Snow, sleet to continue Monday; freezing rain possible

Updates: For weather updates, plus updated school closings, visit gainesvilletimes.com, throughout the day. Traveling to work, school or anywhere may be dangerous today as a major snow storm blows through Georgia.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Decision on early school closings seemed ‘clear-cut’

Even before the first flake fell Sunday, Gainesville and Hall County school officials determined no classes should be held today.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Laser Frostbite boat series makes waves on breezy Lake Lanier

FLOWERY BRANCH - With a definite nip in the air, the 2011 Laser Frostbite kicked off the start of a two-month sailing series with a bustling crowd Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High grad is flying high at the Pentagon

For someone who has spent a career flying helicopters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Bartlett has needed to adjust to an earthbound assignment.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch city manager resigning

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to resign from his job effective Thursday.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Robbery suspect crashes car, flown to Atlanta for treatment

A Gainesville man suspected in a late Monday robbery is being treated in an Atlanta hospital for injuries suffered in a car chase that followed with Gainesville police.

January 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Frostbite sailing series kicks off Sunday

A two-month sailing series that allows participants to keep honing their skills is set to kick off Sunday at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club in West Hall.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growth is up and climbing, slightly, in South Hall

South Hall, a bastion of growth slowed by the economic downturn in recent years, has begun 2011 on an upbeat note.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church unveils street sign honoring longtime preacher, school chief

New Holland Baptist Church has on its property a couple of memorials to the late Henry Grady Jarrard, including a Hammond organ dedicated in his memory in October 1973, after his passing.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Holiday ends quietly after one area death, Saturday deluge

Another holiday season is in the books, this one was marred by a fatal South Hall wreck and a soggy New Year's Day.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regional roads group meets this week

As a road paver for the Hall County government, Jerry Neace said he is familiar with regional transportation issues.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are ...

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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