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Winter’s 1st snow brings out playful residents in Hall

Area residents woke up Sunday to a rare sight indeed - snow on the ground the day after Christmas.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee High graduate learns independence on Appalachian Trail

Connor Timpone said it was an easy decision to live outdoors for about five months.

December 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather slows post-holiday foot traffic at local stores

Saturday's gift of a white Christmas slowed down post-holiday shopping at some Gainesville retailers Sunday morning.

December 26, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Volunteers offer help with taxes

To help low-income families put more of their tax returns in their pockets, one Gainesville group is offering free help working through the paperwork this tax season.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Rash of fires leaves no one injured

A rash of fires Sunday did damage but caused no injuries.

December 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Roads clearing, but snow and chilly weather remains

A winter weather advisory has expired, but a wind advisory remains in force until 6 p.m.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School furlough days delay maintenance plans

The Hall County school system is scaling back on maintenance projects over the winter break this year because of furlough days.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Engine No. 209 began as a locomotive for last Russian czar

Gainesville's humble engine that sits at the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street is getting a bit of attention.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Popularity of canopy tours zipping ahead

Hall County now is home to two of Georgia's three canopy tour companies, giving the county its piece of what tourism experts say is a booming business.

December 25, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood to look at specifics concerning 2030 plan

Oakwood plans to start setting up design guidelines for its ambitious 2030 plan, which involves public-private development in a core area of the South Hall city.

December 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall may fight for part of utility revenue stream

An old argument over franchise fees may be renewed this year as local governments grapple for revenue in another lean year.

December 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Winter storm warning issued for North Georgia

It's going to be a White Christmas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of North Georgia, including Hall County.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Santas miss the children when Christmas ends

Today, Santa Claus gets a much-needed vacation.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


‘Mr. B’ is back in the hospital

Though Gene Beckstein will spend his Christmas in the hospital, it doesn't mean he's not a part of the Christmas Day tradition of feeding hungry mouths.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

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


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