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Woman jumps into Lanier to avoid skidding truck

A 22-year-old nursing student feels "lucky to be alive" after a daring pre-dawn jump Thursday from a Dawsonville Highway bridge, a leap taken to avoid a truck headed toward her on the icy road, she said.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Weather caused 20-minute delay in Hall bus routes

A snowy, icy morning caused some issues across Hall County, including a brief time when school bus drivers were halted from taking children to school.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College hosts Tuskegee Airmen exhibit

North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville is sponsoring an exhibit that describes the history and exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots who broke the color barrier during World War II.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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