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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


Government agencies prioritize roads to be cleared

When a bad storm hits, state, county and city transportation departments grab their respective priority lists and start chipping away at the highest traveled roads under their jurisdiction.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Schools close Wednesday, taking things ‘day by day’

Potentially dangerous road conditions have forced area schools to close for a third day this week.

January 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Area crime scene ‘really, really quiet’

Call it the silver lining to the winter storm clouds and their icy wake - crime is down in Hall County.

January 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Haiti earthquake still resonates with area residents

Haiti's earthquake caused huge devastation one year ago today, but it also shook up Hall County residents who have poured their lives into the tiny island nation.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions improve slightly

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Road conditions have begun improving slightly as the temperature rose above freezing today, but that doesn't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere Wednesday morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow and ice shut down Northeast Georgia

UPDATE: A freezing rain advisory has been issued until 9 a.m. Tuesday for Hall County.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools closed for second icy day

Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools and other systems across the state are closed again today as temperatures refuse to ease conditions on area roads.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Frosty fun: Many folks spent snow day playing

There's a hill at City Park in Gainesville that drops down at a steep decline, plateaus and then drops off again. If a sledder can clear a tree on the left and a pole on the right, they'll hit the second hill and give new life to the skid, carrying momentum down to the parking lot.

January 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators beat snow -- with state patrol's help

Though Gov. Nathan Deal postponed nonessential inaugural events and warned residents across the state to stay indoors, the state's lawmakers trekked the icy roads to gavel into session Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Despite the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session Monday morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal gives oath of office to his staff

Nathan Deal's first order of business as Georgia's 82nd governor - signing his desk.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal's inauguration is a family affair

Monday's inauguration seemed like a family affair.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal sworn in, 'embarks' on journey

Nathan Deal, now Georgia's 82nd governor, focused on self-reliance in tough budget times during his inaugural address.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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