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Officials: Stay alert even as roads improve slightly

Road conditions began improving slightly Tuesday, as the mercury crept above the freezing mark, but that won't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere this morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents thankful for few places that are open

For businesses that could open, Tuesday was a hectic day filled with many customers and few employees.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Government agencies prioritize roads to be cleared

When a bad storm hits, state, county and city transportation departments grab their respective priority lists and start chipping away at the highest traveled roads under their jurisdiction.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Schools close Wednesday, taking things ‘day by day’

Potentially dangerous road conditions have forced area schools to close for a third day this week.

January 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Area crime scene ‘really, really quiet’

Call it the silver lining to the winter storm clouds and their icy wake - crime is down in Hall County.

January 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Haiti earthquake still resonates with area residents

Haiti's earthquake caused huge devastation one year ago today, but it also shook up Hall County residents who have poured their lives into the tiny island nation.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions improve slightly

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions have begun improving slightly as the temperature rose above freezing today, but that doesn't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere Wednesday morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow and ice shut down Northeast Georgia

UPDATE: A freezing rain advisory has been issued until 9 a.m. Tuesday for Hall County.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools closed for second icy day

Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools and other systems across the state are closed again today as temperatures refuse to ease conditions on area roads.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Frosty fun: Many folks spent snow day playing

There's a hill at City Park in Gainesville that drops down at a steep decline, plateaus and then drops off again. If a sledder can clear a tree on the left and a pole on the right, they'll hit the second hill and give new life to the skid, carrying momentum down to the parking lot.

January 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators beat snow -- with state patrol's help

Though Gov. Nathan Deal postponed nonessential inaugural events and warned residents across the state to stay indoors, the state's lawmakers trekked the icy roads to gavel into session Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Despite the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session Monday morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal gives oath of office to his staff

Nathan Deal's first order of business as Georgia's 82nd governor - signing his desk.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal's inauguration is a family affair

Monday's inauguration seemed like a family affair.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal sworn in, 'embarks' on journey

Nathan Deal, now Georgia's 82nd governor, focused on self-reliance in tough budget times during his inaugural address.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic anniversary event set Saturday in Atlanta

A 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, Olympic athletes ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical Center physician places first dissolvable stent in Georgia

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiologist implanted the first dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday, a new treatment option for coronary artery disease approved ...

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia to hold ribbon-cutting for new residence hall July 28

The University of North Georgia will officially recognize its new, four-story residence hall, The Commons, with a ribbon-cutting on the Dahlonega campus at 10 a ...

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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