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Dahlonega has withdrawn its bid to become the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.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


Schools plan King holiday observance

Local schools may be closed Monday, but some will be open to the public to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Governments thaw out, get back to work

As the ice thaws for the last time this weekend, Gainesville and Hall County officials are starting to measure the lasting effects of their "lost" week.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax board appointment may hit legal snag

A potential battle among Hall County commissioners is brewing over the appointment of Jeff Benefield to the Hall County Tax Assessors Board.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Meals on Wheels halted deliveries

Richard Tam was happy when he saw a Meals on Wheels volunteer Thursday.

January 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Roads are improving

Road conditions continued to improve Thursday, even though many subdivision and side streets remained frozen sheets of ice - especially those in the shade.

January 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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