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Some Northeast Georgia schools closed on Monday

Some local school systems say they will be closed Monday due to snow and ice.

December 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville embraces its still life

With bottles clinking in their back seats, they ran from the revenuers. Bootleggers once carried 10,000 gallons of moonshine a week on the back country roads from Dawsonville to Atlanta.

December 12, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Service members send holiday wishes

They may be halfway across the world, but military men and women are trying to shorten the distance with loved ones through videotaped holiday greetings.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall government plans for new digs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a bid for architectural and other work that will be needed to transform for the Liberty Mutual building into the county's new administrative headquarters.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cyberbullying follows kids home, creating 24/7 problem

The advent of the Internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace has changed the world in many ways, but for a growing number of children, this connectedness brings about a terrifying world of 24-hour bullying.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies still torment their victims in school hallways

Jacquelyn Helton was hoping for a fresh start for her 10-year-old son as he began his first year in the Hall County school system.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Snow possible Sunday, but not likely to stick

The first snow of the season was expected to hit Georgia early today, with temperatures forecasted to teeter near freezing for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Full carts, fuller hearts at Shop with a Cop

Bradley Bryant's father told him he could only buy one toy - and Bradley was going to make that one toy count. For 30 minutes, the 8-year-old wandered the aisles of Target, hitting the buttons on every car and truck within his reach.

December 11, 2010 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Lauren Blais tnadolny@gainesvilletimes.com, lblais@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Graves joins House panel that guides federal spending

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has been appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee, the body that oversees federal spending.

December 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flu spikes in Georgia

Georgia has been hit harder by the flu than any other state, with cases appearing at more than twice the national level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Group’s attorney attacks assisted suicide law

CUMMING - Attorneys for four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 have challenged the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge they face.

December 11, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Buford houses part of Gwinnett drug raid

Gwinnett County police arrested 14 people Friday after raiding three Buford houses linked with crack cocaine sales.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ga. reps want immigrant enforcement program now

Seven Georgia congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, are asking federal immigration officials to explain why other states are getting a new enforcement program before Georgia.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Young and giving hearts reach out to community

School children across the area are getting an important lesson in giving as the holiday season continues.

December 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State lawmakers meet on future of water supply

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers met this week to discuss how to increase the state's water supply.

December 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


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Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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