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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


The slow thaw begins

Whilte the precipitation is long gone, work continued Wednesday to dig out of the area's worst winter storm in years.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter storm closings and cancellations

The following school systems and colleges have announced their schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, due to the winter storm.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Conditions improving, but ice remains in spots

Road crews have cleared main thoroughfares, or at least provided one traveling lane. Many secondary and subdivision streets remain a mess, however, making travel -- even walking steadily -- difficult to dangerous.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Stay alert even as roads improve slightly

Road conditions began improving slightly Tuesday, as the mercury crept above the freezing mark, but that won't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere this morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents thankful for few places that are open

For businesses that could open, Tuesday was a hectic day filled with many customers and few employees.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Government agencies prioritize roads to be cleared

When a bad storm hits, state, county and city transportation departments grab their respective priority lists and start chipping away at the highest traveled roads under their jurisdiction.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Schools close Wednesday, taking things ‘day by day’

Potentially dangerous road conditions have forced area schools to close for a third day this week.

January 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Area crime scene ‘really, really quiet’

Call it the silver lining to the winter storm clouds and their icy wake - crime is down in Hall County.

January 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Haiti earthquake still resonates with area residents

Haiti's earthquake caused huge devastation one year ago today, but it also shook up Hall County residents who have poured their lives into the tiny island nation.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions improve slightly

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions have begun improving slightly as the temperature rose above freezing today, but that doesn't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere Wednesday morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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