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Area roads slick from daylong mix of ice, snow

Snow began to accumulate in Gainesville on Friday evening as a winter storm began moving through North Georgia, with heavy rains and winds downing trees and power lines earlier in the day and more snow showers expected overnight.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mother indicted in case of child bound with tape, cellophane

A Gainesville woman was indicted Jan. 11 in a case involving her 16-month-old boy found by authorities in the back of car tied up with cellophane and packing tape.

January 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham officials violated open meetings, records laws, court rules

A judge has found that Habersham County officials failed to comply with the state's open meetings and records laws.

January 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New Americans take the oath

Fifty men and women, young and old, walked into the U.S. District Courthouse and Federal Building as foreigners Friday.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Open houses underway for new Lanier Christian Academy

With new uniforms, new mascots and plans for a new campus underway, Lanier Christian Academy is ready to accept students for the 2016-2017 school year.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


To our readers: Weather may cause Saturday delivery issues

Because of the winter weather and treacherous roads in the region, some customers may not receive delivery of Saturday's print edition of The Times.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sharing success stories: 3 teens compete in Youth of the Year competition

Gabriel Copeland, an 18-year-old student at Gainesville High School, grew up without a father.

January 21, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian files another lawsuit regarding packaging

Eight days after reaching a settlement in a packaging dispute, King's Hawaiian filed another lawsuit against a different baking company.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch seeks public input as it mulls future growth

Flowery Branch residents can have their say Tuesday on what they see the South Hall County town looking like in upcoming years.

January 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder suspect from 2014 stabbing death indicted; charges added

A Gainesville woman was indicted on a malice murder charge relating to a 2014 stabbing death.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County rejects bilingual ballot request

Calls for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for voters in the next election cycle have been rebuked by local officials despite threats to take the issue to court.

January 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds say Georgia inmates carried out fraud scheme from cells

A Gainesville woman is among a group accused of participating in financial fraud schemes in and out of Georgia prisons, federal prosecutors in Atlanta say.

January 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Schools, power companies prepare for winter blast

The forecast of freezing rain, sleet and snow has closed all area schools Friday and sent power companies into preparation for possible outages.

January 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Man found dead at Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot

A man was found dead Thursday in the Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot, but no suspicious activity is suspected, according to police.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Fate of historic Dahlonega building still up in air

The battle over the fate of a historic building in downtown Dahlonega will have to wait another day, thanks to wintry weather that blew through town Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville woman allegedly found with 141 grams of drugs, $2,500 seized

A Gainesville woman charged with drug trafficking remained in the Barrow County Detention Center on Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Man acquitted of murder in drug case

A jury came back Tuesday after two hours of deliberation and two days of evidence to declare Jacob Chance Scarborough not guilty of felony murder ...

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday evening.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview team wins state Academic Bowl without practicing

Lakeview Academy won the championship at the Regional Education Service Agencies state Academic Bowl on Saturday ­- without a team practice.

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Vote on student-athlete religious expression bill delayed

The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to ...

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch delayed

Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch has been delayed due to winter weather in the area.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow falling in Hall County, expected to taper off tonight

Snow has dusted parts of Hall County as a forecast of flurries continues.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


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