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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


Snow and ice shut down Northeast Georgia

UPDATE: A freezing rain advisory has been issued until 9 a.m. Tuesday for Hall County.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools closed for second icy day

Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools and other systems across the state are closed again today as temperatures refuse to ease conditions on area roads.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Frosty fun: Many folks spent snow day playing

There's a hill at City Park in Gainesville that drops down at a steep decline, plateaus and then drops off again. If a sledder can clear a tree on the left and a pole on the right, they'll hit the second hill and give new life to the skid, carrying momentum down to the parking lot.

January 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators beat snow -- with state patrol's help

Though Gov. Nathan Deal postponed nonessential inaugural events and warned residents across the state to stay indoors, the state's lawmakers trekked the icy roads to gavel into session Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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‘We’re in this all together’ for West Hall grad battling leukemia

Monica Sandoval had her 21st birthday party in an unusual venue last week.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s still ‘All in Hall, y’all’ for Vision 2030

Vision 2030, a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, "was hatched in 2004," Davis White told a luncheon group Thursday. More than ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Puppy Pantry pet boutique adds 3rd store in Flowery Branch

Brian Nichols, his wife Heather and her parents Tom and Betsy Poundstone want North Georgia pets to have the very best.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Young leaders seek to shape Hall, state politics in future

There's something in the air. So they'll tell you.

August 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bible survives Katrina, finally returned this year to Gainesville woman

With its faded cover and brittle pages, Kel Lee Cutrell's childhood Bible might not survive regular trips back and forth to church on Sundays.

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'Loud with a kind heart:" Slain Flowery Branch man remembered for inspiring community

When Wilson Riddles and other customers come down to Rain Hair Boutique and Barber Shop on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville, the big smile ...

August 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Stars shine bright at Starlight Concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday during the 18th annual Starlight Celebration and Concert at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus in Oakwood.

August 27, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Dancing for a Cause raises $175K for 3 Hall nonprofits

You might have seen "Dancing with the Stars" on TV, but there's only one place you can find Hall County celebrities dancing to a ...

August 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Clergy, community leaders gather in prayer for peace

Ricko Bledson, Jaquerian Harrison, Phil Smith.

August 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteers locked up to raise funds for Humane Society

The dog kennels at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia were packed full Friday, but not just with dogs.

August 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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