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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


Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Despite the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session Monday morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal gives oath of office to his staff

Nathan Deal's first order of business as Georgia's 82nd governor - signing his desk.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

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‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

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Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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