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DOT ready for icy roads

Georgia Department of Transportation crews stayed busy Sunday with clearing roads, but some of their busiest work - making them safer for this morning's commuters - likely took place overnight.

Sunday's snowstorm covered roads throughout Georgia, particularly hammering areas in Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow day was fun for some, trouble for others

March began like a lion not sure what it wanted to do.

Sunday started with rain, which turned into heavy snowfall after lunch, and then finished off with wind and a bright but brief sunset, yellow rays reflecting off downtown Gainesville offices.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County patrols via propane cars

The same propane you use to fuel your grill could also be used to help fight crime - at least in Jackson County.

March 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College's Nesbitt wins statewide character award

Gainesville State College President Martha Nesbitt has been named one of six Georgia leaders of the Turknett Leadership Character Award.

March 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton revs up budget plans for 2010

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is getting a jump-start on the budget planning process for 2010 with the goal of finalizing the budget by Sept. 1.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


From poultry to life as a Flowery Branch employee

FLOWERY BRANCH - He was raised around chickens, keeps a few in the yard of his North Hall home and has items in his office with a poultry design.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New company brings drug testing to Braselton

It started with a relapse.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Work starts on final phase of trail system that will connect downtown Gainesville to lake

By the end of the summer, Gainesville residents will be able to take a leisurely stroll on a sidewalk from downtown to lakeside.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Caring Hands clinic offers free health care to poor in White County

CLEVELAND - After years of planning and praying, White County's free clinic finally opened to the public last Tuesday.

March 01, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Reader photos: Snow day in Northeast Georgia

Thanks for sending us your snow photos. We hope our readers enjoy seeing the fun that many Northeast Georgians had playing in the snow.

Click on the "View Larger" link below the photos to see them larger.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Decision on closing schools not likely until morning

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have been watching the weather today, but a decision about classes may not come until early Monday morning.

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she has communicated with Hall Superintendent William Schofield this afternoon about the weather conditions.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storms hit Jackson hard

The Georgia State Patrol and other area law enforcement agencies responded to numerous wrecks Sunday in the Hall County area, but most were not serious.

In Jackson County, one of the areas hit hardest by the storm, Sheriff's Maj. David Cochran said Sunday night that officers had worked a number of accidents because of dangerous roads. About 10,000 homes were without power in Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Why are we voting in March, anyway?

Whether or not they approve the sixth round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on March 17, Hall County's voters will pay.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Operations of SPLOST projects increase bottom line

Sales tax funds have paid for some of Hall County's finest public facilities: the Frances Meadows center, the Spout Springs Library and the new Hall County Jail.

March 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County water board studies its own reservoir plan

WINDER - The Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority is preparing a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on how the community's thirst can be quenched with a new reservoir.

March 01, 2009 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


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False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents remember lost children in candlelight service

There are no words to describe the loss of a child.

October 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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