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Weather-related closings
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The following organizations have announced a change in hours for Friday, Jan. 25:


  • Banks County: Closed
  • Challenged Child and Friends: Closed
  • Dawson County: Closed
  • Fannin County: Closed
  • Forsyth County: Closed
  • Gainesville: Closed. After-school programs at elementary schools are canceled.
  • Hall County: Closed. All athletic events involving Hall County teams have been canceled.The Hall County wrestling championships begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Hall County swimming championships have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.
  • Habersham County: Closed; all athletic and extracurricular events canceled.
  • Lakeview Academy: Closed
  • Lumpkin County: Closed
  • Maranatha Christian Academy: Closed
  • North Georgia Christian School: Closed
  • Rabun County: Closed
  • Towns County: Closed
  • Union County: Closed
  • White County: Closed

Colleges, universities 

  • Brenau University: Will close at noon, including the Child Development Center.
  • Truett-McConnell College: Closed
  • University of North Georgia: Campuses in Cumming, Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses are closed today. The planetarium show at the George E. Coleman Planetarium planned for tonight has been canceled. The Oconee campus will open as normal.

Other closings

  • Elachee Nature Science Cener: Closed
  • Frances Meadows Aquatic Center: Opening at 8 a.m.
  • City of Gainesville: will close at 2 p.m.
  • Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center: Closed
  • Hall County Courthouse: Closed
  • Hall County government: All facilities, including the Hall County Government Center, community centers, parks and compactor sites, will close at 1 p.m.
  • Hall County library: will close at 1 p.m.
  • Hall County Drug Court: Drug Court and graduation scheduled for today have been canceled.
  • The Longstreet Clinic: The Department of Family Medicine in Oakwood will close at 2 p.m. The Center for Pediatrics in Gainesville, Braselton & Buford will close at 4 p.m. The TLC Imaging Department, Central Lab and Pharmacy in Gainesville will close at 4 p.m. All other offices/locations are now closed.
  • St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Michael Pastoral Center School of Relgion: Closed. Friday classes canceled.
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