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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


Abit Massey to receive UGA honor

The president of the University of Georgia has plans to bestow one of the institution's highest honors upon one of Hall County's own.

January 20, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reverses new irrigation ban on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier property owners upset over an Army Corps of Engineers decision to ban pulling water from the lake for irrigation of lawns now have reason to celebrate.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans for temporary Enota school facility

The Gainesville school district announced plans Wednesday to relocate Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students for about a year while a new school building is built for the decades-old elementary school.

January 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Teen injured after playing with gun

Two kids played with a gun until one took a bullet to the hip Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Assistant DA Bill Akins running for State Court judge

Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.

January 20, 2016 | | Local


Woman killed in Lula wreck involving 2 teens

A Rabun County woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities prepare for possible wintry precipitation in parts of North Georgia

Gainesville and Hall County public works crews spent Tuesday mobilizing for possible winter weather.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man stabbed Sunday remembered as happy, friendly

A former co-worker of a man stabbed Sunday night remembered him as a happy and friendly person.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planners give OK to South Hall wedding venue

Roger and Cathy Little got a little closer Tuesday night to realizing their plans to offer a rural, scenic patch of South Hall County land for weddings.

January 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States.

January 19, 2016 | From wire and Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville acquiring kits to battle overdoses

The Gainesville Police Department is now taking an extra step to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses by teaming with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation to acquire 82 naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

January 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Hall’s new correctional institute opens

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institute opened its doors as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its commitment ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 lane closures set for Saturday

Traffic was backed up nearly three miles in the north lanes of Interstate 985 Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaced message boards.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man says he was robbed while playing basketball

A 20-year-old man allegedly took another man's phone and wallet out of his jacket while the victim was playing basketball last month.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall fire began around chimney

A fire at a doublewide mobile home in South Hall Thursday began around the chimney and was accidental, according to Hall County Fire Services.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bill aims to boost music industry in Georgia

Tourism officials banking on this year's marketing theme celebrating local music might get a boost if state lawmakers OK a bill aimed at strengthening ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville resident taking Rottweiler to compete in New York dog show

Nikki is young - not yet 2 years old - but she might just be a winner.

February 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man allegedly ran over victim twice with van

A Gainesville man allegedly ran over another man twice with a van, according to authorities.

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau aims to better connect off-site students by using robots

Brenau University students will soon be able to "be in the classroom" even from remote locations thanks to robots the school will be using.

February 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall bridge will be partially closed this weekend

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed this weekend for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local taekwondo instructor partners with South Hall schools

Nearly two dozen second-graders stand with one foot in front of the other, their hands balled into fists as they scream as loud as they ...

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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