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It could have been worse. A fierce line of thunderstorms that whipped through Hall County on Saturday afternoon brought heavy rains, high winds, hail and unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds, but little damage to homes and no serious injuries. "I think we dodged a major bullet," Hall County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Scott Cagle said. As power flickered on and off and many residents hunkered down ...
Children and moms alike may find instant allies in a group called Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS is an international organization for mothers of children preschool age or younger. MOPS of Gainesville, chartered with the First Baptist Church on Green Street, held a consignment sale Saturday at the church to raise funds for the local chapter.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Crews hauled broken glass and furniture out of downtown streets Saturday and homeowners surveyed damage caused by a possible tornado that surprised many residents and basketball fans. More thunderstorms headed across northern Alabama toward the city Saturday morning. "We're bracing for another round of whatever mother nature throws at us," said Lisa Janak of the state emergency management agency.
In its first four years, the Grady Young Foundation honored members of the military, educators, health care professionals and public safety workers at its annual banquet. On Saturday, it was time for area students, from elementary school to college, to get a pat on the back.
The early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 1998, brought tragedy to North Hall and White counties.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville school system administrators plan to give an update Monday night on traffic at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. Principal Sally Meadors and Keith Vincent, the district's maintenance and transportation director, are set to discuss how traffic is faring at the school since making some changes to the parking lot and pick-up/drop-off area behind the school and near the gymnasium. Parents had complained about slow-moving traffic ...
Easter came early for many Hall County dogs on Saturday morning. Hall County Parks and Leisure held the third annual Easter Bone Hunt in Laurel Bark Park in which 15 pooches hunted for 200 hidden plastic eggs containing dog treats. Additional eggs contained certificates for gifts such as dog bowls and travel packs.
Like many across Hall County and Northeast Georgia, Times education reporter Jeff Gill had his normal Saturday routine interrupted by the line of storms which moved through the area. He shares his experiences, which likely mirror what many of you went through Saturday. Hiding behind the cooler of egg cartons at the Kroger store isn't my idea of family fun.
GAINESVILLE - North Hall Middle School eighth-graders got a preview of next week's planned field trip to historic stops in Georgia, thanks to a pair of Civil War enthusiasts.
A motorcyclist was killed after striking a parked car in Hall County near the Gwinnett County line late Thursday, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Like Hall County, much of Northeast Georgia seemed to be spared the severity of the storms that killed at least two people in Northwest Georgia.
If your pet hasn't had a rabies shot recently, it's time to get a booster.
Hall County's district attorney continues to look into allegations of financial improprieties by the county board of tax assessors as one county commissioner publicly called this week for a full investigation in light of accusations made by two retired county employees.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced the amount of water it releases from Lake Lanier.
It's easy to call Gainesville one of the best places for boating when you look at Lake Lanier.
An early morning fire damaged a 6,000-square-foot home in the Royal Lakes subdivision in Flowery Branch.
Hall County suffered about $800,000 in storm damage, county Fire Chief David Kimbrell told county commissioners at their meeting Wednesday.
Gary Wilson said he never dreamed he would pull up to his father's Lula business "and find crime scene tape."
Students across Hall County burst from school doors Thursday, ready to begin their summer vacations.
Hall's cities all showed a slight bump in population between 2011 and 2012 according to the estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Syfan Logistics received an "overwhelming" amount of donations from the community in response to its relief effort for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
If you plan to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, you may find things just a little bit less crowded. But don't count on it.
Some dogs are already in new homes since being seized May 16 in an animal hoarding case, with the rest being prepared for adoption.
Hall County commissioners heard two budget requests for 2014 at their meeting Wednesday afternoon from the Hall County Library System director and Superior Court clerk.
Members of the American Legion Post 7, Unit 7, in Gainesville, along with area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, were busy Wednesday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Legion members and scouts were placing flowers on veterans' graves in observance of the holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May to recognize Americans who have died while serving.
The pedestrian bridge in downtown Gainesville will close Tuesday through May 31 for sidewalk repairs on the City Hall side.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is checking out reports of burglaries and entering auto incidents near flooded areas in the area of the Hall and Gwinnett county line in Buford.