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Governments thaw out, get back to work

As the ice thaws for the last time this weekend, Gainesville and Hall County officials are starting to measure the lasting effects of their "lost" week.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax board appointment may hit legal snag

A potential battle among Hall County commissioners is brewing over the appointment of Jeff Benefield to the Hall County Tax Assessors Board.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Meals on Wheels halted deliveries

Richard Tam was happy when he saw a Meals on Wheels volunteer Thursday.

January 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Roads are improving

Road conditions continued to improve Thursday, even though many subdivision and side streets remained frozen sheets of ice - especially those in the shade.

January 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather puts some parents in tough spot

Students may be relishing the days off school or day care this week, but some parents say it's time to go back to class.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Actor brings Mark Twain to life for Brenau University

Actor Dave Ehlert said he shares the home state of the American literary giant he's impersonated for the last five years - Mark Twain.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Businesses and animals chilled

Business operations chilled more than sheltered animals and livestock this week as transportation provided most of the winter weather challenge for Hall County workers and farmers.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Seminar to help disabled and elderly

While there are countless housing resources available in Gainesville, advocates say those most in need are often unaware of these options.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Mail delivery almost back to normal

After a few days of intermittent service, the U.S. Postal Service is slowly making its way back to regular operations.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hospital staff hunkers down, stays on the job

Nancy Barton described the staff sleep-in at Northeast Georgia Medical Center kind of "like a camping trip," as some 250 to 400 employees have stayed there since the severe winter weather started Sunday.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Two Flowery Branch council posts up for grabs this year

Flowery Branch faces more City Council races this year, but so far, just planned ones.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood OKs sewer to planned King’s Hawaiian

Oakwood has approved 2,500 gallons of sewer capacity per day to the planned King's Hawaiian bakery and distribution operation.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New ALDI grocery to open in March

Construction is under way for a new grocery store on Dawsonville Highway that is expected to open in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students keep up with courses via ‘remote school’

A Gainesville preparatory school is proving snow days could become a thing of the past.

January 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Collection of blood is falling behind

Severe weather caused the American Red Cross to fall behind on its weekly collection of blood and platelets, with mobile collection suspended, donor center closings, transportation issues, and school and child care shutdowns all but paralyzing the supply line, the nonprofit said.

January 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


When to give chase? Police steered by discretion in pursuit policy

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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