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Ga. DOT gets ready for the cold

Winter doesn't officially arrive until Dec. 21, but the Georgia Department of Transportation already has been out battling icy roads.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police urge residents to stay wary while shopping, protect homes

With a recent uptick in home invasions and burglaries in Hall County, police officials are warning residents to keep their eyes open during the holiday season, especially when leaving home or shopping.

December 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some Northeast Georgia schools closed on Monday

Some local school systems say they will be closed Monday due to snow and ice.

December 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville embraces its still life

With bottles clinking in their back seats, they ran from the revenuers. Bootleggers once carried 10,000 gallons of moonshine a week on the back country roads from Dawsonville to Atlanta.

December 12, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Service members send holiday wishes

They may be halfway across the world, but military men and women are trying to shorten the distance with loved ones through videotaped holiday greetings.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall government plans for new digs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a bid for architectural and other work that will be needed to transform for the Liberty Mutual building into the county's new administrative headquarters.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cyberbullying follows kids home, creating 24/7 problem

The advent of the Internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace has changed the world in many ways, but for a growing number of children, this connectedness brings about a terrifying world of 24-hour bullying.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies still torment their victims in school hallways

Jacquelyn Helton was hoping for a fresh start for her 10-year-old son as he began his first year in the Hall County school system.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Snow possible Sunday, but not likely to stick

The first snow of the season was expected to hit Georgia early today, with temperatures forecasted to teeter near freezing for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Full carts, fuller hearts at Shop with a Cop

Bradley Bryant's father told him he could only buy one toy - and Bradley was going to make that one toy count. For 30 minutes, the 8-year-old wandered the aisles of Target, hitting the buttons on every car and truck within his reach.

December 11, 2010 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Lauren Blais tnadolny@gainesvilletimes.com, lblais@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Graves joins House panel that guides federal spending

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has been appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee, the body that oversees federal spending.

December 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flu spikes in Georgia

Georgia has been hit harder by the flu than any other state, with cases appearing at more than twice the national level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Group’s attorney attacks assisted suicide law

CUMMING - Attorneys for four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 have challenged the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge they face.

December 11, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Buford houses part of Gwinnett drug raid

Gwinnett County police arrested 14 people Friday after raiding three Buford houses linked with crack cocaine sales.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ga. reps want immigrant enforcement program now

Seven Georgia congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, are asking federal immigration officials to explain why other states are getting a new enforcement program before Georgia.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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