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DOT ready for icy roads

Georgia Department of Transportation crews stayed busy Sunday with clearing roads, but some of their busiest work - making them safer for this morning's commuters - likely took place overnight.

Sunday's snowstorm covered roads throughout Georgia, particularly hammering areas in Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow day was fun for some, trouble for others

March began like a lion not sure what it wanted to do.

Sunday started with rain, which turned into heavy snowfall after lunch, and then finished off with wind and a bright but brief sunset, yellow rays reflecting off downtown Gainesville offices.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County patrols via propane cars

The same propane you use to fuel your grill could also be used to help fight crime - at least in Jackson County.

March 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College's Nesbitt wins statewide character award

Gainesville State College President Martha Nesbitt has been named one of six Georgia leaders of the Turknett Leadership Character Award.

March 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton revs up budget plans for 2010

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is getting a jump-start on the budget planning process for 2010 with the goal of finalizing the budget by Sept. 1.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


From poultry to life as a Flowery Branch employee

FLOWERY BRANCH - He was raised around chickens, keeps a few in the yard of his North Hall home and has items in his office with a poultry design.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New company brings drug testing to Braselton

It started with a relapse.

March 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Work starts on final phase of trail system that will connect downtown Gainesville to lake

By the end of the summer, Gainesville residents will be able to take a leisurely stroll on a sidewalk from downtown to lakeside.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Caring Hands clinic offers free health care to poor in White County

CLEVELAND - After years of planning and praying, White County's free clinic finally opened to the public last Tuesday.

March 01, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Reader photos: Snow day in Northeast Georgia

Thanks for sending us your snow photos. We hope our readers enjoy seeing the fun that many Northeast Georgians had playing in the snow.

Click on the "View Larger" link below the photos to see them larger.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Decision on closing schools not likely until morning

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have been watching the weather today, but a decision about classes may not come until early Monday morning.

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she has communicated with Hall Superintendent William Schofield this afternoon about the weather conditions.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storms hit Jackson hard

The Georgia State Patrol and other area law enforcement agencies responded to numerous wrecks Sunday in the Hall County area, but most were not serious.

In Jackson County, one of the areas hit hardest by the storm, Sheriff's Maj. David Cochran said Sunday night that officers had worked a number of accidents because of dangerous roads. About 10,000 homes were without power in Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Why are we voting in March, anyway?

Whether or not they approve the sixth round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on March 17, Hall County's voters will pay.

March 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Operations of SPLOST projects increase bottom line

Sales tax funds have paid for some of Hall County's finest public facilities: the Frances Meadows center, the Spout Springs Library and the new Hall County Jail.

March 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County water board studies its own reservoir plan

WINDER - The Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority is preparing a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on how the community's thirst can be quenched with a new reservoir.

March 01, 2009 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


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Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville schools plan change to attendance policy

Hall and Gainesville schools have similar philosophies on student attendance, but opposite reactions to new attendance guidelines from the state Department of Education.

October 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville officials questioning employees about morale

Gainesville officials intend to interview personnel in all city departments, beginning with the fire department, after an inquiry into the police department this summer revealed growing concerns about employee morale.

October 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jeff Foxworthy helps raise money for My Sister's Place

Jeff Foxworthy got local residents to open their checkbooks Thursday evening at Denim and Diamonds, the annual fundraiser benefiting My Sister's Place.

October 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Special Olympics kick off today in Hall County

Thousands of Special Olympics Georgia athletes and coaches will be in Hall County this weekend for the 2014 State Fall Games.

October 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners delay vote on Deaton Creek tennis court repair

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has postponed a decision on whether to spend $20,000 to repair a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek.

October 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dead woman found in park was strangled with Ethernet cable

The Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park was strangled with an Ethernet cable, according to Gwinnett County warrants.

October 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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