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Surveyors to halt Ga. 400/Ga. 53 traffic Saturday morning

February 05, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Expo features local businesses and their ‘green’ benefits

A trip to the busy, giant retailer-filled Mall of Georgia in Buford is fine, but keeping their shopping dollars local is important to Ann and Todd Marvos of Gainesville.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials boost security after Gainesville High threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Concerns linger even as most Hall County parents vaccinate children

Vaccinations: lifesavers or poison?

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville attorney honored with defense award

A local stalwart of indigent legal defense was honored Saturday at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall man charged with armed robbery, assault

A Hall County man is accused of beating a man with a handgun and taking the man's car, cellphone and wallet.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax presentations set over coming month

Members of the public have opportunities over the coming month to hear about an upcoming sales tax referendum.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Islands’ well project in limbo

Lanier Islands' planned well project sits idle in Flowery Branch, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was announced.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgians practice tornado safety

Wednesday was Tornado Safety Day in Georgia.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High threat provokes school search

A threat written on a Gainesville High School bathroom wall led to a sweep of the school about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


County wants to nix ‘politicized’ board that rules on disciplinary actions

Hall County officials have outlined a long and broad list of legislative priorities for state lawmakers to consider this year, including proposed changes to the Civil Service Board, local utility rates and franchise fees.

February 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flurries possible in mountains as colder air moves in tonight

Some residents in North Georgia mountain communities may see that flaky white stuff falling from the sky tonight and Thursday morning.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County woman accused of using prescription pad for hydrocodone

A Hall County woman allegedly used a stolen prescription pad on nine occasions to obtain hydrocodone, authorities said Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ga. 347 project gets $500K from Hall

The planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between McEver Road and Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County got a financial boost last month from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools save thousands due to low fuel prices

Everyone is saving money this winter with the low fuel costs, but no one more than local school systems.

February 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

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


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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