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Students protect themselves during tornado drill

Students across the state had to take cover Wednesday morning.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Economy in Oakwood on upswing

The economy seems to be picking up along Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood after a few years of businesses opening and closing or suffering because of the flailing economy and a major road project.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road project list deadline March 30

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a March 30 deadline for local governments to submit wish lists for road projects that could be considered as part of the state's planned vote on a 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in South Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Meadow Field Trace area of South Hall after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recyclable materials tell a story of economics

To Rick Foote, the towers of tightly packed materials at the Hall County Recycling Center are full of economic trends.

February 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fannin businesswoman named to transportation board

ATLANTA - Emily Dunn was elected Wednesday to serve as the next 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman killed by car that ends up in ravine

A Hall County widow was killed from a car striking her about 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of East Hall Road before careening out of control into a steep ravine.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall County may get 1 inch of snow overnight

The National Weather Service has placed much of North and Middle Georgia, including the Hall County area, under a winter weather advisory until noon Thursday.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Mills' English-only driver's license bill loses steam

The Georgia House on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that would require Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents to be given only in English.

February 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Downed power lines snarl traffic on E.E. Butler

Downed power lines briefly suspended traffic on E.E. Butler Parkway around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Gainesville Police said.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Tornado drill held this morning in Georgia counties

The National Weather Service held its annual tornado warning drill this morning as part of Georgia's Severe Weather Awareness Week.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County may sell properties to raise money

Hall County is considering getting rid of its unused or unwanted properties to raise money.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT offering signs as way to remember loved ones lost in wrecks

Those touching and often elaborate roadside tributes to friends and loved ones lost in traffic accidents may soon become a thing of the past.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 08, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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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


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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