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Gov. Deal gets blessing of church in Sunday service

Perhaps divine intervention played into snow canceling a prayer service last Monday in Atlanta for Gov. Nathan Deal, the Rev. Bill Coates joked to the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital’s emergency room quiet during storm

Last week may have netted a record low having nothing to do with winter temperatures.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Confederacy group holds memorial for Gen. James Longstreet

Dressed in period costume, Sons of Confederate Veterans spent part of Sunday afternoon recognizing a Civil War general and looking ahead to the 150th anniversary of the nation's divide.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snowbound residents emerge, savor the sun

Historic Downtown Gainesville is emerging from its cold, white blanket.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lost instruction time is headache for school leaders

School officials are trying to figure out how to make up for lost time following last week's winter storm.

January 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


We may never know the true cost of the storm

Though Gainesville and Hall County officials don't have the final numbers, finance employees are starting to evaluate how last week's winter storm hit their budgets.

January 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ham radio network stayed tuned in to snowstorm

When the snow fell atop John R. Brandon's North Hall County home, he opened the door, moved outside, and recorded the weather with precision.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Business owners feel storm’s sting

The storm that pounded Georgia this week all but froze business operations under a thin sheet of ice.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch man reunited with sweetheart after decades apart

You don't need to know their life stories to know that Ernest Bragg and Mary Wade share a special bond.

January 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Security beefed up for US officials

Still mourning the loss of a fellow representative, local U.S. senators and representatives are stepping up their personal security, though they may not be talking about it publicly.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcon faithful decked out to cheer on team

Dal Burtchaell roots for two football teams.

January 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dahlonega drops Music Hall of Fame bid

Dahlonega has withdrawn its bid to become the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


MLK reflection, remembrance march scheduled for Monday

On Monday, community members will gather in downtown Gainesville, and as others have for 40 years, march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Home of the Falcons geared up for playoffs

When the Atlanta Falcons soar, so does the football fever in Flowery Branch, where the team is headquartered.

January 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Warmer temps should clear leftover ice

Following a week of snowfall and bitter cold nights, Hall County will finally see temperatures climb above freezing this weekend.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board, Creel agree on contract in closed meeting

The Gainesville Board of Education and Wanda Creel, superintendent for the city schools, have reached an agreement about her contract, but the details of that ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some BBQ from these local restaurants

Savannah King ranks local BBQ restaurants with emojis in this week's episode of GO. Emojis provided for free by emojione.com.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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