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Fears of icy roads close schools, puts crews on alert

The snow that fell in Northeast Georgia on Thursday made for some picturesque winter scenes, but raised concerns about icy roads this morning for commuters.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lake nears winter full pool level

A streak of dry weather - not counting Thursday's snowfall - has allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get Lake Lanier very close to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps finishes public input period

With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT forced to pick up where the contractor left off

JEFFERSON - Around this time last year, orange construction cones appeared in downtown Jefferson and work crews could be seen working to update traffic signals in the area.

January 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mecum still marshal, new selection likely

When Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008, former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum figured his days as the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Georgia were likely numbered.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


By a show of hands

Forget aerobics.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former hostage turns event positive

Despite reports of snow, WomenSource drew its largest crowd to date at Thursday's Brown Bag luncheon featuring Atlanta hostage hero Ashley Smith Robinson.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


RADAR: The latest on the snow

January 07, 2010 | | Local


Schools closing early with threat of snow, ice

Area schools are releasing students early today in anticipation that snow will fall this afternoon.

January 07, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan and Melissa Weinman jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local students to track US bobsledder in 2010 Winter Olympic games

Yes, the United States has an Olympic bobsled team.

January 07, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham DA says judge’s acts not criminal

The chief prosecutor for the North Georgia circuit where a Superior Court judge suddenly resigned last week said he has no indication a crime was committed.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal: GOP input unlikely on final health care bill

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce committee Wednesday that he is displeased with the way President Barack Obama and Congress are handling the health care bill.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy Scout working his way up in the ranks

Being a Boy Scout can lead to friendships that will last a lifetime; however, participating in this organization is no easy task.

January 06, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Soldier gets 5 years in prison

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter weather increases the price of gas

Below-normal temperatures, a weakened dollar and crude oil price increases have created a recipe for emptier wallets at the gas pumps.

January 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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