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Fond Christmas memories focus on simpler times, homemade gifts

Phoebe Vickers remembers fondly the Christmas she finally got a Barbie for her doll collection.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Christmas melodies complete the season

For most folks, Christmas isn't complete without the songs.

December 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Retelling a story that never gets old

Children donned halos, robes and head scarves at First Presbyterian Church's Christmas Eve service to retell the birth of Jesus Christ, the child that Christians believe is God's greatest gift to humankind.

December 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


10-foot cross shines across Lake Lanier

Like a Christmas miracle, one day out of the blue a 10-foot-tall cross adorned with sparkling lights appeared - seemingly floating over the lake by Thompson Bridge Road near Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

December 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


No one injured in Royal Lakes fire

Hall County firefighters this morning put out a house fire in the Royal Lakes subdivision in South Hall, officials said. No one was injured.

December 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Santa hears wishes of old — and new

Parents' wallets may be a little thin this year, but kids sitting on Santa's lap are still wishing for the stars.

December 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Task force goes after sex offenders; absconders targeted

The U.S. Marshals are known for getting their man.

December 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps to close park areas for deer hunt

Laurel Ridge Trail and most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks along Buford Dam Road are set to close Jan. 5-6 for a quota deer hunt sponsored by the corps.

December 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2009 to go down as one of rainiest on record

In early 2009, no one predicted that it would be one of the rainiest years on record.

December 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stroke, osteoporosis screenings will be offered Jan. 11

Life Line screenings for risk of stroke or bone fractures are scheduled for Jan. 11 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.

December 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Have a very green Christmas this year

Hall County residents will have to wait until the day after Christmas to shed their holiday cheer because Hall County's solid waste department is taking the holiday off.

December 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area office working to recall swine flu vaccine

A national, voluntary recall of H1N1 vaccinations produced by MedImmune has some local ties.

December 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


White County teens charged in theft of Christmas cards, gifts

Three would-be teenage grinches didn't get too far with stolen Christmas cards and packages this week.

December 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Christmas services often draw big crowds

When many churches commence their Christmas celebrations today, it's likely they will have a few more people joining the festivities.

December 23, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Government offices closed for furloughs, holidays

If you have business to handle in a city of Gainesville government office, it will have to wait until next week.

December 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Bill aims to boost music industry in Georgia

Tourism officials banking on this year's marketing theme celebrating local music might get a boost if state lawmakers OK a bill aimed at strengthening ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville resident taking Rottweiler to compete in New York dog show

Nikki is young - not yet 2 years old - but she might just be a winner.

February 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man allegedly ran over victim twice with van

A Gainesville man allegedly ran over another man twice with a van, according to authorities.

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau aiming to make off-site students more connected through robot computers

Brenau University students will soon be able to "be in the classroom" even from remote locations thanks to robots the school will be using.

February 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall bridge will be partially closed this weekend

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed this weekend for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle South Hall fire

Hall County firefighters put out hotspots at a doublewide mobile home fire Thursday in South Hall, where initial reports indicated a person was inside the ...

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local taekwondo instructor partners with South Hall schools

Nearly two dozen second-graders stand with one foot in front of the other, their hands balled into fists as they scream as loud as they ...

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: 10 burglary charges added for suspect

A Gainesville man faces 10 additional second-degree burglary charges after an initial arrest last month, according to authorities.

February 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG Foundation honored for leadership

February 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christians mark Ash Wednesday with services, sacrifice

There are a few ways to mark the first day of Lent.

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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