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Winter storm watch issued; snow, sleet and ice possible

No, it's not déjà vu. Forecasters are predicting a weekend snowfall - again.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Acceleration issue sparks Toyota recall

If you own a Toyota that was made after 2003, there is a good chance that it is on one of two recall lists.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Embattled Obama vows progress in State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, urging Congress to not give up on reform.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turner remembered as helpful, influential

Renowned local businessman Roy Turner Sr. was laid to rest Wednesday in Alta Vista Cemetery.

January 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 7 years for fatal punch

One punch left a family in mourning.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man charged in burglary

A Gainesville man has been arrested and charged with a July home burglary, officials said.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Portion of Dixon Drive closed for drainage repairs

A portion of Dixon Drive in Gainesville will be closed until at least noon today while crews work to repair a storm drain.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fifth-graders will have the chance to keep up language classes

Fifth-graders with a "passion and ability" for languages will be able to have intensive language instruction when they get to middle school this fall, said Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safety officials plan for hazardous chemical emergencies

If a chemical spill happens in Hall County, local governments and businesses will be ready.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defamation lawsuit winner now wants attorneys fees, too

The legal battle over "The Red Hat Club" isn't quite over.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Book sale to benefit Jefferson Public Library

JEFFERSON - If you have some loose change in the cup holder of your car, you may be days away from buying your next favorite book.

January 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Super Speeder’ promotion draws fire

The CEO of a planned motorsports park in Dawsonville says a promotion offering free half days at the track for people who bring in a "Super Speeder" ticket is not encouraging folks to speed.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board plans to cast final vote on road name change

Phil Markert doesn't mind the proposal to change the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway, despite the sign in front of his business taking a direct hit.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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