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Abit Massey to receive UGA honor

The president of the University of Georgia has plans to bestow one of the institution's highest honors upon one of Hall County's own.

January 20, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reverses new irrigation ban on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier property owners upset over an Army Corps of Engineers decision to ban pulling water from the lake for irrigation of lawns now have reason to celebrate.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans for temporary Enota school facility

The Gainesville school district announced plans Wednesday to relocate Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students for about a year while a new school building is built for the decades-old elementary school.

January 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Teen injured after playing with gun

Two kids played with a gun until one took a bullet to the hip Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Assistant DA Bill Akins running for State Court judge

Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.

January 20, 2016 | | Local


Woman killed in Lula wreck involving 2 teens

A Rabun County woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities prepare for possible wintry precipitation in parts of North Georgia

Gainesville and Hall County public works crews spent Tuesday mobilizing for possible winter weather.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man stabbed Sunday remembered as happy, friendly

A former co-worker of a man stabbed Sunday night remembered him as a happy and friendly person.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planners give OK to South Hall wedding venue

Roger and Cathy Little got a little closer Tuesday night to realizing their plans to offer a rural, scenic patch of South Hall County land for weddings.

January 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States.

January 19, 2016 | From wire and Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville acquiring kits to battle overdoses

The Gainesville Police Department is now taking an extra step to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses by teaming with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation to acquire 82 naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

January 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No injuries reported in South Hall fire

No injuries were reported after firefighters responded to a fire in the attic of a LJ Martin Drive home off Strickland Road in South Hall on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing elderly man found safe after morning search

Gainesville Police said an 88-year-old man who went missing this morning has been found.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 6

The 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge has been rescheduled for noon Feb. 6.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman allegedly found with 141 grams of drugs, $2,500 seized

A Gainesville woman charged with drug trafficking remained in the Barrow County Detention Center on Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Man acquitted of murder, 2 other charges in drug-related death of Flowery Branch man

A jury came back Tuesday after two hours of deliberation and two days of evidence to declare Jacob Chance Scarborough not guilty of felony murder ...

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday evening.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview team wins state Academic Bowl without practicing

Lakeview Academy won the championship at the Regional Education Service Agencies state Academic Bowl on Saturday ­- without a team practice.

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Vote on student-athlete religious expression bill delayed

The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to ...

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch delayed

Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch has been delayed due to winter weather in the area.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


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