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Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in a to-go bag.

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and annual peace march Jan. 16.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife before he was allegedly attacked by her boyfriend.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even management to help restock the shelves as customers came in droves ahead of a major snowstorm.

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and amputation hazards.

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted to get back into shape after having her child.

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather Service.

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday's presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O'Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drugs worth $77,500 found at North Hall home

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday after authorities found 1½ pounds of methamphetamine at a home in North Hall.

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Survey to help search for new superintendent

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local residents weigh in, things to watch as Trump takes oath

Things to watch

January 20, 2017 | | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System celebrates Barrow location

WINDER - For Northeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Carol Burrell, who grew up in Barrow County, Thursday's open house at the new Northeast ...

January 20, 2017 | By LeAnne Akin For The Times | Local


Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Chestatee Academy eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee on Thursday at the Academies of Discovery campus.

January 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Home schooling open house attracts interest

The fellowship hall at New Haven Church became a learning center Thursday for parents considering home schooling their children.

January 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Bond denied for man charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old’s death

A Cleveland man charged with first-degree vehicular homicide in the death of a 3-year-old child Tuesday was denied bond.

January 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free tax filing available for some each Friday during tax season

The Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center will be providing a space for Brenau University to prepare and e-file tax returns at no charge for households earning ...

January 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pattillo continues development in Hall despite recent contract termination

A purchase and sales agreement for the Gainesville Business Park has been terminated at the request of the developer, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate's holding ...

January 19, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Development authority extends Glades lease

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority has extended a lease management agreement between the agency, Hall County government and Glade Farm LLC while an ...

January 19, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing demolished

The Green Hunter Homes, a 131-unit public housing complex built in the 1950s on Atlanta Street in Gainesville, have been demolished.

January 19, 2017 | | Local


Chase ends in fiery crash that kills 3 in Jackson County

Three people were killed in a fiery crash following a police chase late Wednesday night near Commerce. Two others were injured.

January 19, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


AP source: Sonny Perdue to be tapped for agriculture secretary

January 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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