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Toys for Tots campaign seeks donations

The Christmas season officially started Monday for local agencies partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. More than 150 donation boxes are in place throughout Hall County and await your new, unwrapped toy.

November 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Oakwood City Council OKs 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to approve a general-fund 2010 budget of $3.285 million.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Are you missing your tax refund?

The IRS has a gift for around 4,000 Georgia taxpayers - undeliverable refund checks.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Academic Bowl Team trains hard for competition

JEFFERSON - They may not need helmets, jerseys or any ball for their meets, but there is another group of fierce competitors at Jefferson High School.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Former Times editor Bob Campbell dies

Former longtime Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday at his home in his native Asheville, N.C. He was 88.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps offers day-use freebie

Veterans and active military personnel can get in free Wednesday, or Veterans Day, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas nationwide.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Vets groups join together in family day at history center

Veterans groups often do their own thing, focusing on just their work and mission.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fashion show to benefit Challenged Child

Gainesville business owners have come together to raise awareness about a local school that works with special needs children and also to feature local merchants.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Suspect charged in failed kidnapping

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in the Nov. 1 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy that had left a North Hall community feeling uneasy.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville: Northern Connector on planning group’s agenda

A planning group considering much-maligned proposed routes for the Northern Connector is set to discuss the road project at its meeting Tuesday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Sometimes, the flu is just the flu

With all the hype surrounding the H1N1 influenza virus, it is easy to forget that it is just the flu.

November 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

HemlockFest features fun with a purpose

Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.

November 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Public Works director’s job filled with diverse duties

Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Facebook craze might reach local governments

How do you become friends with the government?

November 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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You Heard it here: Gainesville High (and Times) alum gets Emmy

It's not unusual for alums of The Times to go on to award-winning careers, but we can't recall one ever winning an Emmy ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local

Hurry to get some cheap reads while you can

The sixth annual Giant Book Sale continues today and Sunday at the old Regions Bank building, 111 Green St. The sale hours are 10 a ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Hall coroner: Crash caused death of driving instructor

The death of a Gainesville motorist last week was declared an accident, according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office.

October 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2 longtime residents seek Oakwood council post

Both a political newcomer and a current planning commissioner will soon vie for the Post 2 spot on the Oakwood city council, which was recently ...

October 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

'Courage, skill and joy' - Special Olympics gets underway

Hundreds of athletes from across Georgia donned bright T-shirts and cheerful smiles, laughing, dancing and singing as they filled the stands in Gainesville Middle School.

October 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oliver North headlines Boys & Girls Clubs’ Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County have a well-known military figure, author and television host headlining their sold-out Futures for Kids Gala on Tuesday ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 09, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Rabies case confirmed in North Hall County

A raccoon caputured in North Hall County has tested positive for rabies, making eight Hall County cases for 2015.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Tax bills in the mail for Gainesville residents

More than 12,000 tax bills for Gainesville property owners have been mailed and payments are due Dec. 7.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall County names new finance director

Hall County announced the hiring of the new financial services director Friday.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood car show postponed until Oct. 17

The Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood originally set for Saturday has been postponed until the following weekend, Oct. 17.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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