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Snow days makeup plan doesn’t please everyone

Making up a week of snow days is no easy task for Hall County Schools. And the decision of just how to do it has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

January 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. politicians not impressed with State of the Union address

Despite a tone of bipartisanship Tuesday night, Georgia politicians were not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nopone Road library site has a hazy future

After voting to move the North Hall library to Clermont earlier this month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering what to do with the land where it was planned on Nopone Road.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 19,000 expected at poultry expo

Poultry lovers from around the world have flocked to Atlanta this week for the 62nd annual International Poultry Expo.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dog helps soldier deal with combat-related stress

Kami, an 8-month-old pointer from the Hall County Animal Shelter, has found a new home while bringing joy to a Forsyth County veteran and his family.

January 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chinese teacher recalls China’s Cultural Revolution

Frank Li said he still lives with the memory of the chaotic years of his youth during China's Cultural Revolution.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


2 charged with morning burglary

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men Tuesday and jailed them on burglary charges after neighbors reported a break-in off Marlow Drive.

January 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Power outages cause traffic delays

Expect traffic delays along Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville Police advised this afternoon, as a major power outage around 4:45 p.m. has caused slow downs at most intersections.

January 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School days will get longer for Hall County

Hall County students will have to stay in class a little longer each day, starting after spring break.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Tax board ready to fight for autonomy

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors brought an attorney to the county commission's Monday work session to fight against what the board sees as an attack on its autonomy.

January 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Possible Wal-Mart grocery store draws ire of nearby residents

North Hall residents have begun rallying against possible expansion of Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road. But city and county officials say rumors are feeding much of the fury and Wal-Mart is nowhere near building on the land.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ag forecast delivers rosy preview for food growers

Georgia's agriculture industry should remain stable this year, especially as the "buying local" trend continues, agriculture experts said Monday morning during the 2011 Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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