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Hall County Schools asks for flexibility in morning school bus pickups

Hall County Schools will be back in session Tuesday, but due to some still icy roads, officials are asking for some flexibility when it comes to school bus riders.

January 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fees considered for Dawson Forest

Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.

January 16, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Norton to present his annual economic forecast Thursday

Real estate expert Frank Norton will present his Native Intelligence forecast Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center. And this year, Norton said, some new ideas made their way into the report.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Unity marks Cornelia Peace Walk

A diverse crowd gathered at the courtyard by Cornelia's famous Big Red Apple and prepared for the city's annual Peace Walk on Sunday.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall commissioners hope to move forward

Taking it one day at a time, Hall County commissioners are trying to move forward with the new administration changes with less drama.

January 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gov. Deal gets blessing of church in Sunday service

Perhaps divine intervention played into snow canceling a prayer service last Monday in Atlanta for Gov. Nathan Deal, the Rev. Bill Coates joked to the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital’s emergency room quiet during storm

Last week may have netted a record low having nothing to do with winter temperatures.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Confederacy group holds memorial for Gen. James Longstreet

Dressed in period costume, Sons of Confederate Veterans spent part of Sunday afternoon recognizing a Civil War general and looking ahead to the 150th anniversary of the nation's divide.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snowbound residents emerge, savor the sun

Historic Downtown Gainesville is emerging from its cold, white blanket.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lost instruction time is headache for school leaders

School officials are trying to figure out how to make up for lost time following last week's winter storm.

January 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


We may never know the true cost of the storm

Though Gainesville and Hall County officials don't have the final numbers, finance employees are starting to evaluate how last week's winter storm hit their budgets.

January 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ham radio network stayed tuned in to snowstorm

When the snow fell atop John R. Brandon's North Hall County home, he opened the door, moved outside, and recorded the weather with precision.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Business owners feel storm’s sting

The storm that pounded Georgia this week all but froze business operations under a thin sheet of ice.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch man reunited with sweetheart after decades apart

You don't need to know their life stories to know that Ernest Bragg and Mary Wade share a special bond.

January 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Security beefed up for US officials

Still mourning the loss of a fellow representative, local U.S. senators and representatives are stepping up their personal security, though they may not be talking about it publicly.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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