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Area roads slick from daylong mix of ice, snow

Snow began to accumulate in Gainesville on Friday evening as a winter storm began moving through North Georgia, with heavy rains and winds downing trees and power lines earlier in the day and more snow showers expected overnight.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mother indicted in case of child bound with tape, cellophane

A Gainesville woman was indicted Jan. 11 in a case involving her 16-month-old boy found by authorities in the back of car tied up with cellophane and packing tape.

January 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham officials violated open meetings, records laws, court rules

A judge has found that Habersham County officials failed to comply with the state's open meetings and records laws.

January 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New Americans take the oath

Fifty men and women, young and old, walked into the U.S. District Courthouse and Federal Building as foreigners Friday.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Open houses underway for new Lanier Christian Academy

With new uniforms, new mascots and plans for a new campus underway, Lanier Christian Academy is ready to accept students for the 2016-2017 school year.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


To our readers: Weather may cause Saturday delivery issues

Because of the winter weather and treacherous roads in the region, some customers may not receive delivery of Saturday's print edition of The Times.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sharing success stories: 3 teens compete in Youth of the Year competition

Gabriel Copeland, an 18-year-old student at Gainesville High School, grew up without a father.

January 21, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian files another lawsuit regarding packaging

Eight days after reaching a settlement in a packaging dispute, King's Hawaiian filed another lawsuit against a different baking company.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch seeks public input as it mulls future growth

Flowery Branch residents can have their say Tuesday on what they see the South Hall County town looking like in upcoming years.

January 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder suspect from 2014 stabbing death indicted; charges added

A Gainesville woman was indicted on a malice murder charge relating to a 2014 stabbing death.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County rejects bilingual ballot request

Calls for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for voters in the next election cycle have been rebuked by local officials despite threats to take the issue to court.

January 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds say Georgia inmates carried out fraud scheme from cells

A Gainesville woman is among a group accused of participating in financial fraud schemes in and out of Georgia prisons, federal prosecutors in Atlanta say.

January 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Schools, power companies prepare for winter blast

The forecast of freezing rain, sleet and snow has closed all area schools Friday and sent power companies into preparation for possible outages.

January 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Man found dead at Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot

A man was found dead Thursday in the Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot, but no suspicious activity is suspected, according to police.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Fate of historic Dahlonega building still up in air

The battle over the fate of a historic building in downtown Dahlonega will have to wait another day, thanks to wintry weather that blew through town Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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