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Storm spotter class set for Thursday

Did you see the 1996 film "Twister," starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as two storm chasers, and find yourself thinking that looked like a fun job?

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gum for lobsters: Flowery Branch, Foxborough leaders make Super Bowl bet

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller still has a bad taste in his mouth from four years ago - the last time he publicly made a friendly wager with a big Atlanta Falcons game on the line.

January 31, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Authorities battle multiple fires across county as 4 displaced from home

Hall County and Gainesville authorities responded to a flurry of fires after 2 p.m. Tuesday, one of which displaced four people from their singlewide mobile home.

January 31, 2017 | | Local


Partnership possible between Northeast Georgia Health System, Habersham Medical

Northeast Georgia Health System and Habersham Medical Center are again talking about a possible partnership.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch City Hall groundbreaking set for today

A groundbreaking for the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set for 5 p.m. today.

January 31, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Protesters from area express opposition to Trump’s immigration order

"Disgusting" and "un-American." That's how one protester described Donald Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entire U.S. refugee program and banning all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall could get fifth Superior Court judge next year

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly would add a fifth Superior Court judge to the circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall deputy disciplined for accidental firearm discharge

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was disciplined for unintentionally firing his issued duty weapon at an Athens apartment.

January 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community leaders react to Trump’s immigration order

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order continued to elicit mixed reactions locally as the debate also raged in Washington and across the country.

January 30, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set for Wednesday as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

January 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State tourism officials seek to spotlight movie industry’s presence in 2017

Gainesville and Hall County are positioned to reap benefits from a $7 billion film industry that state officials are promoting this year in a new travel guide and tourism promotion unveiled last week. And there could be opportunities for local residents to get in on the action and drama.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Islands hotel study could be done by mid-March

A study of a possible second hotel at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall is halfway done, with eagerly awaited results expected in mid-March.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the "eyes and ears of the court" in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden ...

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs right of way purchases could start in spring

Right of way acquisition could start in earnest this spring on the Spout Springs Road widening project in South Hall.

February 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont extends moratorium on subdivision development

There was a time when the town of Clermont didn't have "anybody around here," Mayor Jim Nix said. Those simpler times are a thing ...

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


College student wins contest, takes sick mom to see Bon Jovi

For one Flowery Branch woman, 'Bad Medicine' was good medicine.

February 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Commissioners reject additional raises for tax employees

Hall County officials continued to keep a close watch on the bottom line as they dealt with department requests at Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday ...

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Family Promise transitional home installed to serve homeless families

Like a game of Tetris, the three pieces of a modular home dropped into place Thursday on Spring Street in Gainesville.

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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