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Petit Le Mans drives in major revenue

Since the Country Inn & Suites only opened in Braselton two months ago, Kevin Thomas was not expecting the hotel would get much traffic from Petit Le Mans race-goers this year.

September 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Risk of big flood low in Hall

On the list of potential natural disasters, floods are a distant third in Hall County.

September 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps denies Lake Lanier water releases added to flooding

Water releases from Buford Dam did not contribute to the flooding of homes in the metro Atlanta area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said today.

September 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Extension offices feel budget pinch

This summer was one of Billy Skaggs' busiest.

September 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For some, a second round of parenting

Once their own children have left the nest, most parents don't plan on raising any more offspring, especially not in their senior years.

September 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Journalist shares stories with students about her work in war zone

A hand shot up among the group of East Hall Middle School seventh-graders.

September 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Floods a reminder to be prepared

If asked last year about the possibility of a flooding disaster in their area, North Georgia residents suffering through a drought would have passed it off as highly unlikely.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road Atlanta racers do a good turn for clinic

Drivers racing in this week's Petit Le Mans road race braked for a moment Wednesday to lend a hand to Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

September 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Saturday cleanup put off to Nov. 14

Saturday's planned districtwide cleanup effort has been postponed until Nov. 14 due to expected inclement weather.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabun Gap man gets 9 years for child porn

A Rabun Gap man was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison this week on charges of receiving child pornography.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Report: Staff-to-inmate sex abuse allegations up in federal system

Allegations of Federal Bureau of Prisons staff members committing sexual abuse and misconduct with inmates have more than doubled in the last seven years, a new government report says.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson drowning victim was European politician’s son

The Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday while swimming in a Dawson County lake was the son of a former member of the European Parliament.

September 23, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Skaggs: It’s almost pumpkin time; Georgia has its share

If you spend any time traveling through Northeast Georgia this time of year, you are guaranteed to see pumpkins. In North Georgia, pumpkins are an integral part of the fall display of color. Go to most any fall festival, civic function, or town hall and you're sure to see a few pumpkins placed here and there as festive decoration.

September 23, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


DNR’s Burgamy honored as top supervisor

Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville office of Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has been chosen as the DNR's Supervisor of the Year.

September 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleanup to aid code compliance has been postponed

Volunteers and government officials will work together Nov. 14 to tidy up neighborhoods in commission District 4.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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