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DOT ready for icy roads

Georgia Department of Transportation crews stayed busy Sunday with clearing roads, but some of their busiest work - making them safer for this morning's commuters - likely took place overnight.

Sunday's snowstorm covered roads throughout Georgia, particularly hammering areas in Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow day was fun for some, trouble for others

March began like a lion not sure what it wanted to do.

Sunday started with rain, which turned into heavy snowfall after lunch, and then finished off with wind and a bright but brief sunset, yellow rays reflecting off downtown Gainesville offices.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County patrols via propane cars

The same propane you use to fuel your grill could also be used to help fight crime - at least in Jackson County.

March 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College's Nesbitt wins statewide character award

Gainesville State College President Martha Nesbitt has been named one of six Georgia leaders of the Turknett Leadership Character Award.

March 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton revs up budget plans for 2010

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is getting a jump-start on the budget planning process for 2010 with the goal of finalizing the budget by Sept. 1.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


From poultry to life as a Flowery Branch employee

FLOWERY BRANCH - He was raised around chickens, keeps a few in the yard of his North Hall home and has items in his office with a poultry design.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New company brings drug testing to Braselton

It started with a relapse.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Work starts on final phase of trail system that will connect downtown Gainesville to lake

By the end of the summer, Gainesville residents will be able to take a leisurely stroll on a sidewalk from downtown to lakeside.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Caring Hands clinic offers free health care to poor in White County

CLEVELAND - After years of planning and praying, White County's free clinic finally opened to the public last Tuesday.

March 01, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Reader photos: Snow day in Northeast Georgia

Thanks for sending us your snow photos. We hope our readers enjoy seeing the fun that many Northeast Georgians had playing in the snow.

Click on the "View Larger" link below the photos to see them larger.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Decision on closing schools not likely until morning

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have been watching the weather today, but a decision about classes may not come until early Monday morning.

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she has communicated with Hall Superintendent William Schofield this afternoon about the weather conditions.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storms hit Jackson hard

The Georgia State Patrol and other area law enforcement agencies responded to numerous wrecks Sunday in the Hall County area, but most were not serious.

In Jackson County, one of the areas hit hardest by the storm, Sheriff's Maj. David Cochran said Sunday night that officers had worked a number of accidents because of dangerous roads. About 10,000 homes were without power in Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Why are we voting in March, anyway?

Whether or not they approve the sixth round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on March 17, Hall County's voters will pay.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Operations of SPLOST projects increase bottom line

Sales tax funds have paid for some of Hall County's finest public facilities: the Frances Meadows center, the Spout Springs Library and the new Hall County Jail.

March 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County water board studies its own reservoir plan

WINDER - The Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority is preparing a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on how the community's thirst can be quenched with a new reservoir.

March 01, 2009 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


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Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Chestatee High School vandalized

Chestatee High School was hit with graffiti Thursday night, but it is not clear if the graffiti was related to the recent controversy about prayer at the school.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Race into a Wicked Weekend

Friday was an open practice day for The Wicked Weekend remote-controlled racing event at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville to get drivers used to the track with qualifying beginning today and the final day of racing beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. This year's crowd of racers is expected to be larger than last year's 350-racer event at the track on the 120-foot-by-240-foot arena footprint.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 7 different drugs seized from home

A Gainesville man faces nine different charges relating to the possession of seven different drugs.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Ga. 347 improvements are funded once again

In an emergency meeting Friday, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization funded Ga. 347 improvements, a reversal from its vote earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Prayer controversy prompts community reaction

August 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Credit union tallies $15K for injured firefighters’ fund

In nearly a month since a ladder truck fell, residents of Hall County have raised more than $15,000 for three injured Hall County firefighters.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County moving on health clinic without Gainesville

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to proceed with opening a pharmacy and health clinic to serve county employees.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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