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Chestnut Mountain post office may be cut by USPS

The Chestnut Mountain post office may be wedged between a pawn shop and a gas station, but for local residents, it's a safe haven for their mail - a safe haven that may be disappearing.

July 26, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Libraries scale back after 20 percent of budget slashed

In the silence of the nearly empty East Hall library Monday, Raymond Chandler thumbed through an issue of Car and Driver magazine as a county employee moved a chair out of the building on a handtruck.

July 25, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch excited Falcons are back to work

Mike Harris figured the National Football League was getting close to a new labor deal, noticing a little activity this week at the Atlanta Falcons headquarters a couple miles away in Flowery Branch.

July 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools extends Schofield's contract

Hall County School Board members took some large steps at their meeting Monday night.

July 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Landfill gas may bring in cash for Hall

Hall County may collect methane gas from landfills and sell it to local industries after a study showed the process could be profitable.

July 25, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Ninth District Opportunity offers weatherization services

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. is accepting applications for home weatherization.

July 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Girardeau wins award for drug court work

After more than a decade as a superior court judge, John Girardeau was frustrated and disheartened after seeing the same faces in court year after year.

July 25, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Educators group creates learning center for shelter

Having a computer is something many people take for granted. For women and children living in a shelter, having a computer can mean a new life.

July 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Emerson's killer pleads not guilty to NC killings

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A drifter convicted of killing Buford's Meredith Emerson pleaded not guilty today to charges that he killed two more people on a national forest trail in North Carolina.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


15-year-old charged in vehicle break-in

A Flowery Branch juvenile is accused of breaking into a car and having some $1,000 in stolen items in his possession.

July 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


University spending continues to increase

While billions have been cut from state government's budget during the Great Recession, the University System of Georgia has been on a comparative spending spree.

July 24, 2011 | By James Salzer and Laura Diamond The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Amicalola Falls competes to be named America's Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

July 24, 2011 | MICHELLE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Factors lead to higher gas prices

Local drivers are taking notice of escalating gas prices and many aren't sure of what they can do to ease the strain.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake at its lowest level since 2007-09 drought

Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board to vote on energy-saving measure

The Hall County school board is set to vote on implementing phase one of a districtwide energy-saving plan at its meeting tonight.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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