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Actor brings Mark Twain to life for Brenau University

Actor Dave Ehlert said he shares the home state of the American literary giant he's impersonated for the last five years - Mark Twain.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Businesses and animals chilled

Business operations chilled more than sheltered animals and livestock this week as transportation provided most of the winter weather challenge for Hall County workers and farmers.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Seminar to help disabled and elderly

While there are countless housing resources available in Gainesville, advocates say those most in need are often unaware of these options.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Mail delivery almost back to normal

After a few days of intermittent service, the U.S. Postal Service is slowly making its way back to regular operations.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hospital staff hunkers down, stays on the job

Nancy Barton described the staff sleep-in at Northeast Georgia Medical Center kind of "like a camping trip," as some 250 to 400 employees have stayed there since the severe winter weather started Sunday.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Two Flowery Branch council posts up for grabs this year

Flowery Branch faces more City Council races this year, but so far, just planned ones.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood OKs sewer to planned King’s Hawaiian

Oakwood has approved 2,500 gallons of sewer capacity per day to the planned King's Hawaiian bakery and distribution operation.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New ALDI grocery to open in March

Construction is under way for a new grocery store on Dawsonville Highway that is expected to open in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students keep up with courses via ‘remote school’

A Gainesville preparatory school is proving snow days could become a thing of the past.

January 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Collection of blood is falling behind

Severe weather caused the American Red Cross to fall behind on its weekly collection of blood and platelets, with mobile collection suspended, donor center closings, transportation issues, and school and child care shutdowns all but paralyzing the supply line, the nonprofit said.

January 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


The slow thaw begins

Whilte the precipitation is long gone, work continued Wednesday to dig out of the area's worst winter storm in years.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter storm closings and cancellations

The following school systems and colleges have announced their schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, due to the winter storm.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Conditions improving, but ice remains in spots

Road crews have cleared main thoroughfares, or at least provided one traveling lane. Many secondary and subdivision streets remain a mess, however, making travel -- even walking steadily -- difficult to dangerous.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Stay alert even as roads improve slightly

Road conditions began improving slightly Tuesday, as the mercury crept above the freezing mark, but that won't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere this morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents thankful for few places that are open

For businesses that could open, Tuesday was a hectic day filled with many customers and few employees.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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