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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

Family of shooting victims ‘having a hard time’

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River in Dawson County were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend, and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 22, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Remember safety when buying toys for kids

Before children tear open presents on Christmas morning, parents should keep safety in mind.

December 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Bronze vases stolen from graves

Even a final resting place isn't safe from thieves.

December 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Health care vote set for Christmas Eve

In a rare scheduling move, U.S. Senators will spend Christmas Eve at the Capitol voting on legislation that promises to overhaul the nation's health care system.

December 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Water service on portion of McEver road interrupted today

Water service will be interrupted at 10 a.m. today on McEver Rd. between Flat Creek Road and Radford Road. Crews from Gainesville Public Utilities are repairing a 12-inch water main.

Water will be off until late this afternoon.

December 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

New Year's resolution

Did you make a New Year's resolution a year ago that you have managed to keep throughout 2009? Whether it was a vow to get fit, save money or to eliminate bad habits, The Times would like to talk to you for a story on News Year's resolutions. Please contact staff writer Stephen Gurr at 770-718-3428 or

December 22, 2009 | | Local

Soldiers’ families get a Christmas surprise

While local soldiers are fighting overseas, the community is making sure their families have a merry Christmas.

December 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Henry Braselton, former mayor of namesake town, dead at 82

BRASELTON - Former mayor and councilman Henry Edward Braselton passed away Monday, according to town officials.

December 21, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Dawson County murder suspects denied bond

DAWSONVILLE - Two Dawsonville men arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of an Effingham County couple have been charged with murder and are being held without bond.

December 21, 2009 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local

Nichols named interim Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Department Deputy Chief Jane Nichols has been named interim chief and will replace retiring Chief Frank Hooper.

December 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Four charged in recent rash of burglaries

Four people have been charged with a series of burglaries that happened around the city in late November and early December.

December 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

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Group helps families deal with loss of infants

It's something you can understand only if you've gone through it.

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Brenau students hear female, minority perspective on politics

After an evening of discussions between Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican strategist and researcher, Bridgett Tiller ...

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Hall superintendent proposes new math, English courses for graduates

Will Schofield, Hall County Schools superintendent, said Tuesday the state school board should allow for postsecondary option courses in math and English for students who ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

New Flowery Branch City Hall gets historic preservation board’s OK

A city historic preservation board gave Flowery Branch its blessing Tuesday to the South Hall city's plans for a new City Hall.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal links economics, education in making case for Opportunity School District

Gov. Nathan Deal strongly called for changes in education, primarily through passage of his Opportunity School District constitutional amendment, Tuesday in a talk before the ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville homeless camp bulldozed Tuesday morning

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville is no more.

October 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Missing Hall teenager back home with family

A Hall County teenager reported missing last week has returned home to her family, according to law enforcement.

October 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff named to task force examining law enforcement training

A statewide task force to examine law enforcement training and standards will include Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch.

October 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Schofield receives 3-year contract extension as Hall superintendent

Will Schofield was approved unanimously for a 3-year contract extension as superintendent of Hall County Schools at Monday's board of education meeting.

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Windstream promises upgrades to internet in Northeast Georgia

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Trooper: Man said he didn't see woman he allegedly ran over, killed

A Georgia State Patrol trooper testified Monday regarding a man allegedly backing up a pickup truck over a Gainesville woman.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Trump tops UNG mock election with voter anxiety as underlying theme

Republican Donald Trump has won a mock presidential election on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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