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Couple and their toddler escape fire but lose Lula home

Lula homeowners Andrew and Brittney Deaton heard smoke alarms at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. But when they came downstairs they didn't see any smoke or fire, said Andrew Deaton's brother, Nicholas Deaton.

January 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hard freeze settles in until Friday across Northeast Ga.

Temperatures climbed out of the teens across Northeast Georgia on Thursday afternoon, but they won't make it above freezing for another day or so.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Oakwood seeking robbery suspect with ‘Jesus Loves You’ T-shirt

Oakwood Police are seeking two suspects in a robbery investigation at Wal-Mart, who are believed to have taken a camouflage jacket, a package of T-shirts and a Sony PlayStation 4 just after midnight Saturday.

January 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities say gang member had $13,000 in drugs at Gainesville home

A variety of drugs worth more than $13,000 were found Tuesday at a Gainesville home, along with scales and $3,000 in cash, according to authorities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 Southbound traffic cleared from earlier accident

Traffic is now clear on Interstate 985 below exit 22, U.S. 129, after a four-vehicle accident backed up traffic headed southbound.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flu season ravaging nation, depleting student attendance

Hundreds of students missed school in December because of the flu, and the illness' season isn't over yet.

January 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ramsey traffic light on order, but improvements on hold for now

A traffic light and related road improvements on Ramsey Road at Ga. 365 could be finished by February, maybe a little past the project's Jan. 31 deadline.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Badge and Bar: Search has ceased for missing Gainesville man

Authorities have ceased the search for a missing Gainesville man but will continue to follow the case in other ways, Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said this week.

January 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lakeshore Mall pulls request for tax funds

Owners of the Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville have pulled their request for nearly $2 million in tax subsidies to support ongoing renovations.

January 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family seeks information, return of missing Buford man

The family of a missing Buford man is offering $10,000 for information that leads to finding him.

January 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Senators Isakson, Perdue gear up for fight over Keystone pipeline

The contours of the first fight between President Barack Obama and Republicans were set within hours of the new Congress being gaveled into session.

January 07, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


2 kilos of heroin seized at home in Cumming

January 07, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Brenau University physical therapy program gets things moving

Brenau University wants to train students to become "experts in movement," according to Jim Lewis.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3 Northeast Georgia school systems to delay Thursday openings

Three school systems in Northeast Georgia have announced they will operate Thursday on a two-hour delay.

January 07, 2015 | | Local


Sen. Steve Gooch says $200M in state's fund can boost transportation

State Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, said he believes there's about $200 million squirreled away in the state's general fund that can help boost transportation.

January 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Funding is key to child welfare reforms, advocates say

A Jan. 9 announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal's Child Welfare Reform Council offered recommendations to improve the state's record of caring for children.

February 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hospital plans to deliver new pediatric unit in Braselton

January 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy drawing more girls

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Fundraiser for Lakeview kindergartner Addi Bales raises $26K

A fundraiser to benefit a local cancer-stricken kindergartner raised about $26,000 on Friday night, according to the child's mother.

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Hall Chairman Mecum: State of the county is 'very good'

The growth is coming from the south, but will the money come from there, too?

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five displaced in Baker Road fire

Five people all escaped injury after an early morning fire caused extensive damage to their double-wide mobile home.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia lawmakers working out kinks in cannabis oil bill

While regulations governing the production and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are now absent from proposed medical marijuana legislation, state lawmakers are pushing forward with remedies to the problem.

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia leaders seek changes to AP US History to celebrate ‘positive aspects’

Teachers shouldn't emphasize the negative aspects of U.S. history.

January 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Read the resolution on AP History

Senate Resolution 80

January 31, 2015 | | Local


Will cannabis oil be made available for more patients?

Lawmakers have made the case for medical marijuana over the past year by limiting the number of patients who can legally possess and use the drug to the families of children with seizure disorders.

January 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau vice president appointed to Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

A Brenau University vice president was sworn in Thursday to serve on the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County food, shelter agencies can apply for additional funding

Food and shelter programs in Hall County can apply for additional funding after the county was chosen to receive national Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program funds.

January 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Redevelopment plan is road map for Flowery Branch's future

With more retail shops open for business downtown, new homes being built and upcoming plans for more accommodating roads, it's safe to say Flowery Branch is a bustling town.

January 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


New Year's Eve road rage incident led to gunfire, authorities say

Being cut off in traffic led to road rage between two men in Hall County and ended with a gunshot, said Hall County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mike Lusk said Friday at a committal hearing.

January 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug case against 2 headed to Superior Court; 100K in narcotics, cash seized

A methamphetamine trafficking case involving a Gainesville man whom authorities said is a documented SUR13 gang member and an alleged associate was moved on to Superior Court on Friday.

January 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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