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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


Some do wait until last minute to buy trees

Waiting until the last minute might get you a good deal on a raggedy tree.

December 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch may have to pay for culvert work itself

Flowery Branch likely will have to go it alone in spending as much as $125,000 to replace a culvert on a portion of Spring Street that collapsed Dec. 9.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Arrest leads to officer’s dismissal

Oakwood police had to arrest one of their own last week.

December 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985

A construction worker relieving himself in the woods along Interstate 985 discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones, police said.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen getting into a car early Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to be a unifier

Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a ...

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Safe Kids, police giving out bike helmets, safety tips Saturday

Safety tips will be mixed with fun activities for kids this Saturday at the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Prayer service looks to promote unity between police, community in Gainesville

In keeping with a commitment to bring law enforcement, minorities and the wider community together, a prayer service is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips, wife found dead

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of former Hall County Board of Commissioners candidate Troy Phillips and his wife, Heather ...

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man intentionally crashed car into jail

A Lula man is accused of intentionally driving his car Thursday morning into the Hall County Jail's wall, according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


McEver work ‘basically done’ just in time for school

Work on busy McEver Road in Oakwood is "basically done" ahead of the upcoming school year.

July 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jobless rate up in Hall County for June

Hall County's unemployment rate increased by nearly a point in June, going from 3.8 percent in May to 4.7 percent in June.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown street beautification shouldn’t disrupt Gainesville traffic

A plan to beautify key downtown Gainesville streets shouldn't interfere with traffic flow, officials assured City Council on Thursday.

July 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight fire destroys Gillsville home

No one was at home Wednesday night when a Gillsville residence caught fire and was a "total loss," according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: 4 great places to go camping

Who says you have to go far to camp? There are several great campgrounds in the local area. Savannah King takes you to four of ...

July 28, 2016 | | Local


Atlanta Street a ‘ghost town’ as families move out

"It's a ghost town around here," Ashley Moore said about the public housing complex on Atlanta Street in Gainesville.

July 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pollo Tropical, Five Below mark newest store openings at North Lake Square

Paulette Forrester had been regularly driving by the Pollo Tropical restaurant on Dawsonville Highway to see when it would open.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promotes education reform proposals, ‘opportunity district’ to Hall teachers

Gov. Nathan Deal promoted his two education programs for the next year and touted his administration's support for public education Wednesday morning in a ...

July 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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