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Gainesville celebrates on the square with music, art, hometown fun

Butch Miller of Dublin watched over his grandchildren in the Gainesville square on Saturday evening as they prepared to watch their uncle sing.

December 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

‘New guard’ about to take over Flowery Branch government

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sterling on the Lake in South Hall may look like a city, with its hundreds of homes, quaint gazebo in the center of its grassy commons area and architecturally conforming library at the main entrance.

December 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

As holiday break begins, school furloughs loom

Children in Gainesville and Hall County schools joyfully headed home Friday for a two-week holiday break.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Gainesville’s police chief honored at retirement bash

The accolades came pouring in Friday for Frank Hooper.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Copper theft laws have mixed results

Philip Wilheit had heard the horror stories about copper thefts before he became a victim.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Snow chance? No way, forecasters say

Don't start planning your day playing in the snow just yet.

December 18, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

RADAR: Track heavy rain in North Georgia

December 18, 2009 | | Local

10-year-old student reports on history

As seasoned reporters were herded behind the gate from which they would cover U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's speech Thursday in Dawsonville, 10-year-old Andrew Liang joined the ranks.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

VP visit draws onlookers, a few critics

They weren't sure exactly when he would be passing by, but members of the Democratic Party of Dawson County were ready and waiting to greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Supporters say network will help North Georgia prosper, improve education

Forty years ago, business proprietors carefully gauged a location's access to water, sewer and electricity before setting up shop. Now they want all that plus high-speed Internet service.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

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Firefighters to give away free bike helmets Monday

Sparked by a child's bicycle injury, members of Hall County Fire Services and Safe Kids Gainesville Hall County are partnering to give helmets to ...

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Crowds flocked to Gainesville square for weekend of shopping

While big box stores across the nation absorbed volumes of rabid shoppers for Black Friday, the Gainesville square saw a high number of shoppers all ...

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

5K race to benefit children fighting neurofibromatosis

What makes a hero?

November 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Christmas in Clermont Parade

Hundreds of holiday revelers turned for the Christmas in Clermont parade on Saturday as nearly 25 cars and floats made their way to the downtown ...

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together

Like father, like son.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Tree farm's business already buzzing as families continue a Christmas tradition

For Lynn Thornton and her family, cutting down a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving has become a welcome tradition.

November 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Black Diamonds dance troupe members find haven amid public housing

Dekia Boone doesn't go out much anymore.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after Gainesville business robbed

Hall County deputies are looking for a suspect who robbed a Gainesville business Saturday night.

November 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Murrayville great-grandma wins a Harley with lotto ticket

Mary Woody is a 74-year-old great-grandmother of four. She lives a happy life in Murrayville and wants for nothing.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

4 tips for those seeking work this season

It's that time of year again.

November 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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