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Winter weather keeps the DOT busy overnight

The dusting of snow and sleet that fell overnight across Northeast Georgia kept crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation busy, but caused no real problems in the region.

December 31, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Habersham superior court judge resigns post

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habersham judge resigns following misconduct allegations

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun Counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

Ernest "Bucky" Woods, 54, served on the Mountain Judicial Circuit bench since 1992. He presided over Habersham County's drug court and had filled in on a judge recusal in Hall County in 2008.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville officials brace for more belt-tightening in 2010

Gainesville's director of administrative services and keeper of the city's wallet, Melody Marlowe, spent 2009 watching city revenues closely, and making adjustments when needed.

December 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Overnight wintry mix teases North Georgia with snow, sleet

Too late for a white Christmas and too early to cause problems for New Year's Eve revelers, a wintry mix dusted portions of Northeast Georgia on Wednesday evening.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DUI enforcement having an effect; New Year’s fatalities down

At Uni Taxi, drivers are ready for a long and hectic New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Band to play during New Year’s Day festivities in London

Earlier this month, a cacophony of musical notes could be heard coming from the band room at Mill Creek High School.

December 30, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Academic bowl team on TV Sunday

The smarts of the Gainesville High School Academic Bowl Team will be showcased on WSB-TV Channel 2 Sunday when its competition against longtime rival St. Pius X Catholic High School airs.

December 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send the year out with a bang

This New Year's Eve, use fireworks safely to ensure a joyous celebration doesn't go wrong.

December 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The end of the year means it’s tax time

Outside of being the last day of the year, today also has other significance.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wintry mix falling across region

A light wintry mix falling across Northeast Georgia could continue overnight but isn't expected to result in much accumulation, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

December 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber president says Jackson Co. poised for positive 2010

While many local governments and organizations have taken a hit this year thanks to the recession, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Shane Short believes the chamber has done well in 2009 and expects 2010 to be better.

December 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Good News Clinics gets another big donation

Good News Clinics must have eaten its collard greens, because 2009 has been quite a successful fundraising year.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Crawford W. Long Museum unveils new features

Nearly a year to the day, $200,000 and countless volunteer hours later and the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson is ready for its grand reopening.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall works to inform seniors of exemption

Hall County is trying to give seniors plenty of notice about the deadlines to apply for school tax exemptions this year.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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