GAINESVILLE - Lorena Mosqueda knows she better be in school. "If I don't, Ms. Reed will come pick me up," said the 14-year-old eighth-grader of East Hall Middle School's graduation specialist, Anne Reed.
"If I don't, Ms. Reed will come pick me up," said the 14-year-old eighth-grader of East Hall Middle School's graduation specialist, Anne Reed.
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.
The monthly Family Day on Sunday at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville recognized the 200-year anniversary of the end of the War of 1812. Events included re-enactors demonstrating and discussing soldiers' lives, an exhibit in the Rotating Gallery, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Visitors could make soldiers' shako headgear, have silhouettes drawn and explore the events that led to Francis Scott Key's writing the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
State lawmakers have stripped language from a bill that would have given a newly created Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority power to issue bonds, purchase property and hire personnel without oversight from the City Council.
Lanier Charter Career Academy is already home to a fine dining restaurant, gift store, coffee shop and conference center, among other businesses.
Gainesville is looking to move forward on the long-awaited placement of a historical marker at the site of the former Cooper Pants Factory.
Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.
The Centennial Arts Academy team from Gainesville won the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl State Championship on Saturday in Athens.
Despite being wracked by bad weather, one of Northeast Georgia's biggest road projects - the Cleveland Bypass - is on track for a Dec. 31 completion.
A fallen power line is to blame for a Saturday evening outage in Hall County that took hours to restore.
A local university is expanding - again.
Lake Lanier property owners can start bracing now for sticker shock when assessment notices are mailed May 16.
In Georgia, "pedestrian under the influence" is a criminal offense. So is walking while drunk illegal?
Caleb Hill, a fourth-grader at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy enjoys solving problems using multiplication and decimals.
Though perhaps unsurprising, what appear to be the most hotly contested races for local elected office this year will be fought in South Hall County.
Jessica Bailey knows how important it is to grow up in a home. The opportunities afforded to children who grow up in a stable environment with a roof over their heads and a place to call their own cannot be overstated.