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Service members send holiday wishes

They may be halfway across the world, but military men and women are trying to shorten the distance with loved ones through videotaped holiday greetings.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall government plans for new digs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a bid for architectural and other work that will be needed to transform for the Liberty Mutual building into the county's new administrative headquarters.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cyberbullying follows kids home, creating 24/7 problem

The advent of the Internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace has changed the world in many ways, but for a growing number of children, this connectedness brings about a terrifying world of 24-hour bullying.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies still torment their victims in school hallways

Jacquelyn Helton was hoping for a fresh start for her 10-year-old son as he began his first year in the Hall County school system.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Snow possible Sunday, but not likely to stick

The first snow of the season was expected to hit Georgia early today, with temperatures forecasted to teeter near freezing for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Full carts, fuller hearts at Shop with a Cop

Bradley Bryant's father told him he could only buy one toy - and Bradley was going to make that one toy count. For 30 minutes, the 8-year-old wandered the aisles of Target, hitting the buttons on every car and truck within his reach.

December 11, 2010 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Lauren Blais tnadolny@gainesvilletimes.com, lblais@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Graves joins House panel that guides federal spending

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has been appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee, the body that oversees federal spending.

December 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flu spikes in Georgia

Georgia has been hit harder by the flu than any other state, with cases appearing at more than twice the national level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Group’s attorney attacks assisted suicide law

CUMMING - Attorneys for four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 have challenged the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge they face.

December 11, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Buford houses part of Gwinnett drug raid

Gwinnett County police arrested 14 people Friday after raiding three Buford houses linked with crack cocaine sales.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ga. reps want immigrant enforcement program now

Seven Georgia congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, are asking federal immigration officials to explain why other states are getting a new enforcement program before Georgia.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Young and giving hearts reach out to community

School children across the area are getting an important lesson in giving as the holiday season continues.

December 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State lawmakers meet on future of water supply

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers met this week to discuss how to increase the state's water supply.

December 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Man injured in wreck with Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a Thursday morning wreck that injured another driver.

December 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Warmer weather, chance of snow could be coming

The chilly weather will get back to normal this weekend before the region gets a threat of snow and what may be the coldest day so far this month.

December 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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