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Winter hanging on; frost advisory in effect overnight in North Ga.

The calendar says April, but the weather this weekend says winter is holding on a bit longer.

April 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County seniors learn CPR before graduation

For a Georgia resident going into cardiac arrest, the survival rate is about 8 percent unless you're at a hospital, said North Georgia Heart Foundation Executive Director Daniel Thompson.

April 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State officials, patients wait for federal ruling on marijuana

State lawmakers, local law enforcement and medical cannabis patients are anxiously waiting on a decision from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration on whether to reschedule marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act, a move that could open the door to new research on the drug.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


New Chicopee trail section to open April 23 as part of Highlands to Islands Trail

A long-awaited new Gainesville walking and running trail has an official opening date.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Armed robbery, assault case moves to Superior Court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator said a woman's hand was severely cut while struggling with an armed robbery suspect.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge dismisses excessive force case against Hall deputy

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week in favor of Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in a case alleging excessive force in a 2012 arrest.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator details alleged rape by man accused of impersonating officer

A Gainesville Police investigator told a Magistrate Court judge Friday of a rape suspect performing police-like procedures at a Gainesville motel.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Police are seeking the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect who sent his victim to the hospital April 1 with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials identify body found Sunday in Lake Lanier as Winder teen

A woman whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday has been identified as 18-year-old Estelle Kouassi of Winder.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mammoth subdivisions making serious comebacks post-recession

Large-scale developments that started in Hall County before the Great Recession are surging again.

April 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New budget dates, priorities set for Gainesville as budget process begins

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said he now plans to present his 2017 fiscal year budget recommendations to the City Council on May 12.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Humane Society says community support takes sting out of theft

When Julie Edwards, executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, heard there was a break-in at the shelter, her first concern was the animals.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia student, a West Hall grad, is congressional intern

Yanet Velazquez has traveled from the corridors of West Hall High School to the corridors of the U.S. Capitol in three years.

April 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Indictment: Murder victim beaten with stool, DVD player

A Gainesville man was indicted last week and charged in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

April 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville stormwater fee — a.k.a. 'rain tax' — on indefinite hold

A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.

April 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 14-15

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to deannex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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