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Ad error leads to delay of Gainesville annexation hearings

Two public hearings have been postponed that would have given 59 Gainesville "islanders" the chance to voice opinions of a proposed annexation of their properties.

August 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man is acquitted in Oakwood rape trial

Joycelyn Ginyard cried out in court after hearing a Hall County juror announce the words "not guilty" Thursday in the rape trial of her brother.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall paraprofessional mourned

Many Hall County school employees are in mourning today over a Wednesday wreck that claimed the life of a paraprofessional who is the daughter of two longtime school administrators.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall may get traffic relief

A four-lane Spout Springs Road won't be realized for some time, but Hall County officials are hoping some less-extreme improvements will bring motorists some relief in the meantime.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood close to starting downtown project

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 project to dress up its downtown with sidewalks, trees and other eye-pleasing and pedestrian-friendly improvements.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stimulus to help Lula pay for new wastewater plant

The city of Lula has been awarded a $6 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Application to be a notary now on the Web

The embossed seal of the notary public is used by more people than you might think.

August 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors adjust to Social Security change

For local seniors, every little bit counts.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CDC: Caution best way to avoid the flu

Just as in sports, the best offense against the H1N1 virus is a good defense, health officials say.

August 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reservoir proposed for Dawson Forest site

DAWSONVILLE - Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.

August 26, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Woman is killed in one-car Hall wreck

An Oakwood woman was killed Wednesday in a one-car accident south of Gainesville.

August 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U.S. Rep. Deal faces ethics complaint from watchdog group

A political watchdog organization filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, claiming the Gainesville congressman violated House rules and federal law by intervening with Georgia political leaders to save a program that benefits him financially.

August 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


COMING SUNDAY: The all-new Harvest magazine

The August afternoons still may be sticky and hot, but the cool, crisp days of autumn are just around the corner.

And if the change of seasons leaves you pining for a weekend drive in the Georgia Mountains, our fall Harvest leisure guide is just what you need to plan your trip.

August 26, 2009 | | Local


Educators more vigilant for severe storms after '08 tornadoes

Many teachers at Oakwood and Lyman Hall elementaries need no reminder of the havoc nature unleashed on their schools a year ago.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A year later: Hall bounces back from triple tornado hit

One year ago today, Fred and Felicia Miller returned home to find part of their roof wrapped around a power pole.

August 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Winter closings, cancellations, delays

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February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm sends residents scrambling for supplies

Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.

February 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power outage leads to worry for those with oxygen tanks

As trasformers blew and iced-over trees fell on power lines, many worried about how to cook their food and stay warm.

February 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill and Nick Watson The Times | Local


NOTE TO READERS: Delivery issues expected due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, delivery of the print edition of The Times to some of our readers may be delayed Wednesday morning in order not to put our carriers at risk.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Vols linebacker, Gainesville grad A.J. Johnson surrenders to police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, has turned himself in on a charge of aggravated rape.

February 17, 2015 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Local


Inmate captured after escaping work detail in Gainesville

A Fulton County inmate was captured Tuesday afternoon within three hours after walking away from his work detail in Hall County in the midst of widespread cleanup following the ice storm.

February 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


UNG event offers help with applying for financial aid

Parents who want help with getting financial aid for their children are invited to a free event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of North Georgia's Cumming campus.

February 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Jones resigns from elections board in Hall

Ann Jones, a longtime Flowery Branch resident, businesswoman and activist in Republican politics, resigned her seat last week on the new Hall County elections board because a bylaw prohibits her from engaging in political campaigns.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Odd couple: Longtime pasta eatery now serving barbecue as well

The smokehouse behind Pasquale's restaurant should be the first clue. Then, if you follow your nose, you'll find out quickly that more than pasta is on the menu.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative aims to rebuild image of manufacturing

All of Georgia's 932 public middle and high schools will soon be the first schools to join a national initiative encouraging careers in manufacturing.

February 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roads, parks, fire top Gainesville SPLOST projects

Projects old and new top Gainesville's list of priorities as a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax looms.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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