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Resident's death unsettles future of house in Flowery Branch

When former Flowery Branch resident Randy Carlisle passed away in June 2014, he left behind a house originally fixed up for him by the city.

February 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville RadioShack among thousands to be closed

RadioShack, which has been in financial hot water for some time, will close its Gainesville location at Lakeshore Mall, though there is no timeline of when the closing will take place.

February 11, 2015 | | Local


Grand jury to consider allegations against AJ Johnson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The rape allegations involving former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who graduated from Gainesville High School in 2011, and defensive back Michael Williams will go before a grand jury.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Senior charged in North Hall High bomb threat

Hall County authorities arrested a student Wednesday related to the bomb threat made Tuesday against North Hall High School.

February 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters still working on fire at former Buford tannery

Firefighters said they hoped to leave the scene Wednesday evening of a warehouse fire in Buford at a building formerly known as the Bona Allen Tannery.

February 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Transportation bill still draws officials’ ire

Legislators' hopes that changes to a transportation funding bill would calm local governments' fears about shortfalls aren't registering this week with Hall County elected leaders.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville and Hall County public safety officials honored

February 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County graduate earns Army proficiency badge

Army Staff Sgt. Selena L. Adams has earned the German Troop Proficiency Badge.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Georgia Zoo officials believe anaconda had baby snake without mate

It's been a rough couple of weeks for one green anaconda.

February 10, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fire hits former Buford Tannery

No one was injured Tuesday night in Buford as a warehouse fire raged at a building known as the old Buford Tannery, a Gwinnett County fire official said.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment benefit disputes sometimes boil down to he said, she said

The process of determining who is eligible for unemployment benefits can seem arbitrary and ambiguous at times, particularly in the case of workers who are terminated with cause.

February 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Widening may be on back burner, but Browns Bridge Road could get other fixes

Straightening Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road's curves may happen sooner than widening the busy West Hall road from two lanes to four, a project that's been kicked around for years by government officials.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rotary Club honors Jim Walters, Martha Nesbitt as Man, Woman of the Year

A man almost synonymous with Gainesville philanthropy and a woman who led a local college for more than a decade were honored at an elegant evening Monday put on by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Parents of toddler hurt in drug raid sue Habersham law enforcement

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Buildings clear after threat at North Hall High

Students and staff at North Hall High School were evacuated to the school's stadium Tuesday after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom wall at the school in Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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