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Ga. politicians not impressed with State of the Union address

Despite a tone of bipartisanship Tuesday night, Georgia politicians were not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nopone Road library site has a hazy future

After voting to move the North Hall library to Clermont earlier this month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering what to do with the land where it was planned on Nopone Road.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 19,000 expected at poultry expo

Poultry lovers from around the world have flocked to Atlanta this week for the 62nd annual International Poultry Expo.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dog helps soldier deal with combat-related stress

Kami, an 8-month-old pointer from the Hall County Animal Shelter, has found a new home while bringing joy to a Forsyth County veteran and his family.

January 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chinese teacher recalls China’s Cultural Revolution

Frank Li said he still lives with the memory of the chaotic years of his youth during China's Cultural Revolution.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


2 charged with morning burglary

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men Tuesday and jailed them on burglary charges after neighbors reported a break-in off Marlow Drive.

January 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Power outages cause traffic delays

Expect traffic delays along Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville Police advised this afternoon, as a major power outage around 4:45 p.m. has caused slow downs at most intersections.

January 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School days will get longer for Hall County

Hall County students will have to stay in class a little longer each day, starting after spring break.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Tax board ready to fight for autonomy

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors brought an attorney to the county commission's Monday work session to fight against what the board sees as an attack on its autonomy.

January 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Possible Wal-Mart grocery store draws ire of nearby residents

North Hall residents have begun rallying against possible expansion of Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road. But city and county officials say rumors are feeding much of the fury and Wal-Mart is nowhere near building on the land.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ag forecast delivers rosy preview for food growers

Georgia's agriculture industry should remain stable this year, especially as the "buying local" trend continues, agriculture experts said Monday morning during the 2011 Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




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


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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