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Monday could bring wintry mix

Forecasters are watching the next storm pattern closely as they try to predict where and how much snow will fall early next week.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Winter weather last week cost the city $18,000

Gainesville's Public Works Department is getting a handle on how much last week's snowstorm cost the city - just in time for another to hit.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jock Connell begins interim tenure as administrator

Amid volatile upheaval in Hall County government, a new face was brought in to lead.

January 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


County considers outsourcing some departments

Outsourcing may be next in the line of big changes that have come to Hall County in the last month.

January 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Elachee has new osprey exhibit, courtesy of DOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation and Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville have created an exhibit telling the story of the osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey that has taken up residence annually on Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.

January 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award is a major honor that's hard to come by, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: North Georgia pressing on ‘through the jungle’

During his annual Native Intelligence forecast, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. stressed that "hope is not a business plan" and that despite economic uncertainty, opportunities are available to those brave enough to take a risk.

January 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch readies for future snowstorms

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew told the City Council Thursday night he is looking at certain ways to prepare for the next snowstorm, including having a "standing agreement" with a contractor to clear roads.

January 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former banker guilty in banking fraud case

A former Cornelia banker pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a conspiracy charge related to fraud at the Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust he once led as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

January 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Portion of Memorial Park Drive closes due to collapsed roadway

Part of Memorial Park Drive closed Wednesday after a portion of the road collapsed. Motorists should expect delays in the area today as repairs are made.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber honors industries for impact on local economy

Three area companies were named as industries of the year Wednesday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

January 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Untapped resources exist for affordable housing

The car was traveling at 60 mph when the crash happened. After six weeks in a coma, David Ball woke up with his hip broken in 13 places and a blood clot in his brain.

January 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall prepares to abandon park plans

Construction on the Cool Springs park was just getting started, but the park may never see completion.

January 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council members encourage help for homeless

A few Gainesville City Council members are encouraging the community to help the city's homeless population, especially during cold weather.

January 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Art teacher on the mend after shooting

A Dawson County art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Pedestrian killed by truck on I-85; authorities searching for driver

Area authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver in the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 85 in Jackson County.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final suspect in 2010 murder captured by US Marshals

The last suspect in a 2010 beating death at the East Ridge mobile home park has been captured and brought back to Hall County, according ...

May 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to offer tour of Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Gainesville Water Resources Department is holding an open house tour at the Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11 a.m. Friday.

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bilingual books donated to Hall County preschoolers

A group of preschoolers gather around Michael Arteaga, eager to practice the alphabet in Spanish and in English.

May 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


8 boating under the influence tickets filed, 1 injury reported on Lake Lanier during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend saw eight people ticketed for boating under the influence on Lake Lanier, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources figures released ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman suffers burns to 30 percent of body in house fire

A 56-year-old woman has been airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with second-degree and third-degree burns to 30 percent of her body following a house fire ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman found dead in Lake Lanier identified as missing woman

The woman found dead Saturday in Lake Lanier has been identified as Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, who went missing May 18 at Lanier Point Park.

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Settlement reached in amputated leg lawsuit

A lawsuit involving a woman's amputated leg and the alleged harm she suffered after it was discarded has been settled.

May 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored along Memorial Day parade route

Thousands of spectators waving or wearing red, white and blue watched and applauded Monday morning as the 14th annual Memorial Day parade moved down Green ...

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Memorial Day vigil held in solemn, precise ceremony

With solemn and deliberate moves, the honor guard at the Memorial Day vigil was changed - the end of the formal ceremony for the occasion.

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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