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Hall authorities prepared to take on possible winter storms

Winter weather has already threatened this year, and Hall County law enforcement leaders say when it does hit, they are prepared to respond.

December 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Deadline to comment on water supply plan is today

Today is the last day to comment on a draft plan to secure Georgia's water supply using some $300 million in taxpayers' dollars.

December 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Forsyth County woman returns home safely

Felicia Williamson Lane, who left home on Nov. 26, has returned home safely to her family, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office officials reported today.

December 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County jailer arrested after altercation

Conner Jeremy Comeaux, a jailer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office, was arrested Saturday morning after an altercation in North Hall County.

December 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville, Hall officials assess recycling programs

Hall County and Gainesville officials are testing new strategies to promote recycling, in part through letting residents mingle different kinds of recyclable goods in one container.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Local officials say recycling reduces taxpayers’ costs

When pitching the benefits of recycling, most proponents give broad, altruistic statements about saving the environment's limited resources.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Area leaders brace for winter’s worst

The winter forecast may call for warmer, drier weather, but the Georgia Department of Transportation and area governments aren't taking any chances.

December 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival of Trees Gala raises funds, Christmas spirits

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala.

December 04, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


New teacher evaluations look at administrative, student input

School systems want to hire quality, effective educators they can retain.

December 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law

In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal in which school officials failed to inform law enforcement, child advocates and local law officials believe Georgia's mandatory reporting laws need to be broadened.

December 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville reconsiders water payment penalties

If a business tenant skips out on paying its city water bill in Gainesville, the landlord is ultimately responsible for paying the bill.

December 03, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Region's drought risk is serious, scientists say

BUFORD - Scientists with their eyes turned on the drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin are struggling with ways to get the message across: This dry spell is significant.

December 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Best-selling authors talk to Flowery Branch students

Cindy Woodsmall holds up a large piece of an Amish hand-sewn quilt in front of the class.

December 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Marietta school chief bests local nominees

ATLANTA - Northeast Georgia had three in the race for Georgia Superintendent of the Year out of four finalists, but Marietta City Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck nabbed the award Friday.

December 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Missing Forsyth woman spotted in Dahlonega

A Forsyth County woman reported missing earlier this week was spotted at a Dahlonega retailer on Thursday, authorities say, before quickly vanishing again.

December 02, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Hundreds marvel at total eclipse in Clarkesville

CLARKESVILLE - Applause and cheers erupted as total darkness covered hundreds who came to witness a few fleeting seconds of history during the total solar eclipse ...

August 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Eclipse updates: I-985 a heavy mix of returning eclipse and rush-hour traffic

Interstate 985 a heavy mix of returning eclipse and rush-hour traffic

August 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG professor offers tips for watching total solar eclipse

DAHLONEGA - Members of the Childs family know where they'll be during Monday's solar eclipse - home in Jefferson.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG enrollment expected to approach 20,000 this fall

As classes begin Monday on all five University of North Georgia campuses with a projected student population nearing 20,000, UNG President Bonita Jacobs said ...

August 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


ID fraud a growing criminal enterprise in Hall

Some people make their living off of selling counterfeit identification documents, said Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad task force officer John Higginbotham.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Help wanted: Workers are harder to find in Hall County

Jobs are plentiful in Hall County and throughout Georgia, but finding workers to fill them is becoming an acute challenge, industry leaders say.

August 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Health care uncertainty a challenge at Hall Chamber seminar

Months ago, Rob and Brett Fowler started trying to wrap up plans for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Reform Seminar.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Craft beer comes to a head in North Georgia

Craft beer is bubbling up into North Georgia after a quiet few years proving itself in the conservative region.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Hall County Sheriff’s Office Show & Shine car show

Hall County Sheriff's Office hosted the Show & Shine car show to show off the shine of your car.

August 19, 2017 | | Local


There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


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