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A year after big snowstorm, temperatures heat up

This time a year ago a snowstorm practically shut down Northeast Georgia commerce and prevented safe road travel for days on end, but this year is a completely different story.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Neighbor: Dead man at fire was shot

Valerie Harris awoke early Monday morning to a scene of flashing emergency lights and firefighters attempting to put out a blaze that had consumed much of her neighbor's home just a few footsteps away.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Commissioners to consider building, planning fee increase

At the same time Hall County leaders are hoping to see the economy rebound through increased development, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider proposals to make inspections for building and development more expensive.

January 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Deal's goal: Make Georgia No. 1 for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is seeking to trim taxes on businesses to help Georgia draw the eye of industries.

January 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dollar store plan raises concerns for Lake Ranch residents

Lake Ranch Estates residents who oppose a proposal to build a Dollar General store at the front of their neighborhood spent their Monday night organizing an effort to stop it.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Poultry laboratory won't be built in Oakwood after all

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters won't be built off Oakwood Road in Oakwood as has been long planned.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said Monday that he received an email around Christmas from a project manager saying that the planned $13.5 million building wouldn't be built on the site and that the state wanted a refund of sewer connection fees.

January 10, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman forms tennis team for at-risk youth

Chris Slate wants to serve those who got backhanded during their lifetimes.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall commissioners waive penalties on tax installments

Call it a charitable spirit, smart politics or just an effort to make things right.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall high schools may adopt modified 7-period schedule

Seventh period at Hall County high schools could be undergoing some changes for the 2012 school year, board officials announced Monday.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Attorney remembered for service to health system

A mentor to some, a friend to more and a community champion for all of Hall County - W. Woodrow Stewart is a man to be missed.

January 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Man dead in fire identified; officials investigating

FLOWERY BRANCH - State and local authorities are investigating a Monday morning fire at a Railroad Avenue house, where a 57-year-old man was found dead.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier Islands amphitheater to get makeover

A Pendergrass company is set to begin work this month on improvements around Lake Lanier Islands' amphitheater.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Oakwood councilman wants tighter-knit community

OAKWOOD - Todd Wilson remembers the annual Oakwood city fair, with its greased pigs, funnel cakes and cotton candy.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverbend Elementary may add tuition-based Pre-K

Officials at Riverbend Elementary School want to extend their Advanced Scholars Academy to pre-kindergarten students.

January 09, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Suspect in Gainesville aggravated assault turns himself in

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on another person Tuesday in Gainesville turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Agents seize $61K of marijuana, mushrooms in Murrayville

A man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after drug agents reportedly seized 50 marijuana plants from his Murrayville residence, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools revenues top expenses by $4.4 million in 2016-17

Final numbers for the 2016-17 school year general fund budget showed Hall County Schools took in about $4.4 million more than it spent and ...

July 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia-style criminal justice reform bill proposed in Congress

Georgia-style criminal justice reform is being proposed at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville schools superintendent Creel is a finalist for job in Alabama

Former Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is one of five finalists for a new job with a school district in Alabama.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Portion of I-985 North to close completely overnight Thursday

About four miles of the northbound section of Interstate 985 will completely close for one night beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday at the I-985 ...

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man ruled mentally incompetent for kidnapping, rape trial

A man charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a doctor said he believes he could eventually ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan intersection open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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