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Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Assistant DA Bill Akins running for State Court judge

Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.

January 20, 2016 | | Local


Woman killed in Lula wreck involving 2 teens

A Rabun County woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities prepare for possible wintry precipitation in parts of North Georgia

Gainesville and Hall County public works crews spent Tuesday mobilizing for possible winter weather.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man stabbed Sunday remembered as happy, friendly

A former co-worker of a man stabbed Sunday night remembered him as a happy and friendly person.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planners give OK to South Hall wedding venue

Roger and Cathy Little got a little closer Tuesday night to realizing their plans to offer a rural, scenic patch of South Hall County land for weddings.

January 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States.

January 19, 2016 | From wire and Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville acquiring kits to battle overdoses

The Gainesville Police Department is now taking an extra step to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses by teaming with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation to acquire 82 naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

January 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No injuries reported in South Hall fire

No injuries were reported after firefighters responded to a fire in the attic of a LJ Martin Drive home off Strickland Road in South Hall on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing elderly man found safe after morning search

Gainesville Police said an 88-year-old man who went missing this morning has been found.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 6

The 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge has been rescheduled for noon Feb. 6.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech may break ground in May on new campus

Construction crews could break ground as early as May on the planned new location of Lanier Technical College - an estimated 320,000-square-foot, six-building campus - according to Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College.

January 19, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian reaches settlement with Aldi over packaging issue

King's Hawaiian settled a lawsuit against grocery corporation Aldi earlier this month concerning "confusingly similar" packaging of its sweet rolls.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK celebrations in Gainesville push tradition forward

They came. They marched. They sang. They honored.

January 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Man charged with forcing child to eat feces

Two Gainesville residents are charged with causing severe mental and physical pain to a child, including deprivation of food and biting the child's fingers.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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