This Christmas shopping season, some parents and grandparents could be seen nervously perusing the toy aisles, picking up boxes and looking for the country of origin. If they saw the words "Made in China," the box went back on the shelf.
If they saw the words "Made in China," the box went back on the shelf.
Hall County Fire Services is investigating a fire that destroyed a mobile home early Friday.
After the gifts have been opened and dinner has been eaten, there's not much to do on Christmas except go to the movies. That's what the Georgia Department of Human Resources is counting on.
That's what the Georgia Department of Human Resources is counting on.
After dark, anyone driving down Lights Ferry Road in Flowery Branch can see the 'Merry Christmas' message beaming from Tommy Tallent's yard. It took Tallent two full days to craft the 25-foot-long message out of white Christmas lights and neatly border the nearly 6-foot-high letters standing against his fence with red bulbs.
It took Tallent two full days to craft the 25-foot-long message out of white Christmas lights and neatly border the nearly 6-foot-high letters standing against his fence with red bulbs.
GAINESVILLE - Hang your stockings and say your prayers, because Santa Claus comes tonight.
But the jolly old elf already has been spotted in town, as Gainesville's real Santa has been making numerous visits in Northeast Georgia and has seen hundreds of children. He took a few minutes from visiting with children Friday at Peach State Bank in Gainesville to give The Times some insight into the life of Santa.
FLOWERY BRANCH - As children are shuffled between choir practice and Santa's lap, many shoppers scramble for last-minute gifts at the new Stonebridge Village shopping center.
The November opening of Kohl's department store and The Home Depot has provided local procrastinators a little more convenience this year. Many shoppers have foregone a trip to the Mall of Georgia in Buford and instead have found gifts at the new development.
Days before Christmas, homeless animals were treated to a little holiday cheer Saturday at the Hall County Humane Society.
Andrea Chandler and Christina Jones, employees at the Gainesville office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., treated the pets to play time and toys with the help of other volunteers. Chandler and Jones both said they are animal lovers and felt that those at the Humane Society deserved a Christmas treat as well.
If you dump your garbage outside a Hall County compactor site on Christmas morning, not only will Santa put you on his naughty list for next year, you also may get a ticket.
Gainesville Police Sgt. Dean Staples calls December "the deadliest time of the year" on local roads.
It's a time when holiday parties and their festivities can mean more drunk driving accidents, more injuries and more deaths than any other time, officials say.
In 1980, Doug Derrer was driving down U.S. 129 in Hall County when he looked to his right and saw a field blanketed with freshly fallen snow. The young Miami-Dade police officer pulled his car to the highway shoulder and stepped out onto the icy asphalt.
"I had never seen snow falling," Derrer said, "and I pulled off and thought, 'This is where I want to be.'"
When Jack Hoffman joined the Air Force in 1958, he was assigned to a unit which maintained electronic navigation equipment. It was an ironic assignment for a young man who grew up in a rural Rabun County home where electricity was not available.
For the past half-century, he has worked on a wide array of electronic devices, from antennas to Christmas tree angels.
Saturday, some South Hall officers made Christmas a little brighter for the kids in their jurisdiction.
The Flowery Branch Police Department held its first "Shop with a Cop" event at the Wal-Mart in Oakwood.
Some state officials may be on the road to booting Mike Evans from his post on the Georgia Department of Transportation board, but the Gainesville City Council wants to push them down a different path.
Earlier this month, the City Council sent a letter to all members of Hall County's state legislative delegation voicing support for Evans' re-appointment to the DOT board.
People who are diagnosed with a malignant tumor can generally expect to be referred to at least two specialists: a surgeon, who will try to remove the tumor, and a medical oncologist, who will administer chemotherapy. But women who have cancers of the reproductive organs sometimes see only one doctor: a gynecologic oncologist, who performs both surgery and chemo.
But women who have cancers of the reproductive organs sometimes see only one doctor: a gynecologic oncologist, who performs both surgery and chemo.
A Cleveland man was killed Friday in a car crash on Ga. 11 just north of Cleveland, Georgia State Patrol officials said.
Michael Bailey, 26, was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on the highway just north of High Meadow Trail when he attempted to pass a Jeep Wrangler driven by 31-year-old Jennifer Crews of Gainesville, officials said.
On the screen behind Candace Kendle, an image flashed of two separate brain scans.
Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to expanding the city's lone rock quarry, while signaling company officials and area residents to keep working toward a final agreement on conditions.
As the next year's state budget takes one step closer to reality, local schools continue to cheer as increased funding looks more like a certainty.
CLARKESVILLE - Local residents were heartbroken Thursday after a large fire did heavy damage to historic buildings in the downtown area of this Habersham County town.
Gainesville officials are looking to amend the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance in hopes it will entice a South Hall business that serves draft beer to open on the downtown square.
Tony Beatty, a longtime Republican campaign strategist and consultant, pulled out of the District 1 race for the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday after qualifying earlier this week.
The Gainesville Police Department is seeking a No. 2 in command after Maj. Paul Sherman retired in January, officials said.
Winter is hanging on with an icy grip as residents of the Northeast Georgia mountains could see some frozen precipitation tonight into Friday.
A memorial service is planned today for a Riverside Military Academy student who died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.
One person was being treated for minor smoke inhalation after a residential fire in Gainesville, city fire officials said.
Craig Lutz, R-Flowery Branch, filed papers Thursday to qualify for a seat on the Public Service Commission's District 4. Lutz had previously announced his intention to join the race, which also includes Douglas Kidd, R-Lavonia, and incumbent Bubba McDonald, R-Clarkesville.
The high in Burlington, Vt., today is expected to be around 20.
Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta will serve four years in prison for crashing into and killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a summer 2012 wreck on Lake Lanier.
Some area businesses are hoping to find their own source of green at Don Carter State Park.
Republican candidates running for elected office in Hall County have been asked to sign a No Tax Pledge this week during the qualifying period.