One Habersham County family did not even have to leave home to help with recovery efforts following a Polk County tornado.
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It could have been worse. A fierce line of thunderstorms that whipped through Hall County on Saturday afternoon brought heavy rains, high winds, hail and unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds, but little damage to homes and no serious injuries. "I think we dodged a major bullet," Hall County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Scott Cagle said. As power flickered on and off and many residents hunkered down ...
Children and moms alike may find instant allies in a group called Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS is an international organization for mothers of children preschool age or younger. MOPS of Gainesville, chartered with the First Baptist Church on Green Street, held a consignment sale Saturday at the church to raise funds for the local chapter.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Crews hauled broken glass and furniture out of downtown streets Saturday and homeowners surveyed damage caused by a possible tornado that surprised many residents and basketball fans. More thunderstorms headed across northern Alabama toward the city Saturday morning. "We're bracing for another round of whatever mother nature throws at us," said Lisa Janak of the state emergency management agency.
In its first four years, the Grady Young Foundation honored members of the military, educators, health care professionals and public safety workers at its annual banquet. On Saturday, it was time for area students, from elementary school to college, to get a pat on the back.
The early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 1998, brought tragedy to North Hall and White counties.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville school system administrators plan to give an update Monday night on traffic at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. Principal Sally Meadors and Keith Vincent, the district's maintenance and transportation director, are set to discuss how traffic is faring at the school since making some changes to the parking lot and pick-up/drop-off area behind the school and near the gymnasium. Parents had complained about slow-moving traffic ...
Easter came early for many Hall County dogs on Saturday morning. Hall County Parks and Leisure held the third annual Easter Bone Hunt in Laurel Bark Park in which 15 pooches hunted for 200 hidden plastic eggs containing dog treats. Additional eggs contained certificates for gifts such as dog bowls and travel packs.
Like many across Hall County and Northeast Georgia, Times education reporter Jeff Gill had his normal Saturday routine interrupted by the line of storms which moved through the area. He shares his experiences, which likely mirror what many of you went through Saturday. Hiding behind the cooler of egg cartons at the Kroger store isn't my idea of family fun.
GAINESVILLE - North Hall Middle School eighth-graders got a preview of next week's planned field trip to historic stops in Georgia, thanks to a pair of Civil War enthusiasts.
A motorcyclist was killed after striking a parked car in Hall County near the Gwinnett County line late Thursday, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Like Hall County, much of Northeast Georgia seemed to be spared the severity of the storms that killed at least two people in Northwest Georgia.
If your pet hasn't had a rabies shot recently, it's time to get a booster.
Hall County's district attorney continues to look into allegations of financial improprieties by the county board of tax assessors as one county commissioner publicly called this week for a full investigation in light of accusations made by two retired county employees.
U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conferees have started work on the final version of a water authorization bill that states governors, not Congress, should negotiate interstate water disputes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.
When veterans return home, the transition into civilian life can be difficult for some. Yet there are organizations to help them make it as smooth as possible.
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a defense spending bill that may, among other things, transfer control of Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
Tree company workers started work Saturday morning cutting down the old oak tree that has stood in front of Fair Street Elementary School for many years.
After Leslie McRoberts worked in hospitality for three years, she had earned 75 cents more an hour than when she started. Now, she's at Brenau University working on a master's degree in hopes of earning more in the future.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather