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Program offers preventive care to would-be moms

More than 110,000 women at the highest risk for delivering low birth weight babies will be eligible for a new preventive care program through the Georgia Department of Community Health starting in January.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Winter’s 1st snow brings out playful residents in Hall

Area residents woke up Sunday to a rare sight indeed - snow on the ground the day after Christmas.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee High graduate learns independence on Appalachian Trail

Connor Timpone said it was an easy decision to live outdoors for about five months.

December 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather slows post-holiday foot traffic at local stores

Saturday's gift of a white Christmas slowed down post-holiday shopping at some Gainesville retailers Sunday morning.

December 26, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Volunteers offer help with taxes

To help low-income families put more of their tax returns in their pockets, one Gainesville group is offering free help working through the paperwork this tax season.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Rash of fires leaves no one injured

A rash of fires Sunday did damage but caused no injuries.

December 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Roads clearing, but snow and chilly weather remains

A winter weather advisory has expired, but a wind advisory remains in force until 6 p.m.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School furlough days delay maintenance plans

The Hall County school system is scaling back on maintenance projects over the winter break this year because of furlough days.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Engine No. 209 began as a locomotive for last Russian czar

Gainesville's humble engine that sits at the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street is getting a bit of attention.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Popularity of canopy tours zipping ahead

Hall County now is home to two of Georgia's three canopy tour companies, giving the county its piece of what tourism experts say is a booming business.

December 25, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood to look at specifics concerning 2030 plan

Oakwood plans to start setting up design guidelines for its ambitious 2030 plan, which involves public-private development in a core area of the South Hall city.

December 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall may fight for part of utility revenue stream

An old argument over franchise fees may be renewed this year as local governments grapple for revenue in another lean year.

December 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Winter storm warning issued for North Georgia

It's going to be a White Christmas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of North Georgia, including Hall County.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Santas miss the children when Christmas ends

Today, Santa Claus gets a much-needed vacation.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are ...

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church, Boy Scouts respond to abuse lawsuit

A former Gainesville Scoutmaster and members of First Baptist Church named in a March civil lawsuit have filed responses, claiming the statute of limitations has ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 tips to avoid a fireworks accident this holiday

It's an American tradition nearly as old as the nation, lighting the night sky and burning thousands of hands and faces each year.

June 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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