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Chateau Elan festival will light the night

New York may have its tree in Rockefeller Center, but the City of Braselton has a whole chateau.

As northerners prepare for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the people over at Chateau Elan are preparing for their own traditional holiday event.

December 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Foster mother indicted in baby’s death

A Jackson County woman who left a 9-month-old foster child unattended in a car has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman on Wednesday announced the indictment against 29-year-old Wendy Osbourne of Nicholson in the Sept. 2 death of baby Jessica Scovil from heat exposure.

December 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Members, others thankful for Boys & Girls Clubs

Hundreds of children poured into the Boys & Girls Clubs' building near Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School to celebrate Thanksgiving with their other family with whom they spend their afternoons five days a week.

Members of the Keystone Club served a free ham dinner Tuesday to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

December 03, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Resignations cut police force to five

HOSCHTON - Two Hoschton police officers have announced their resignations in the middle of the city's budget problems.

December 03, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Hall County: Date of birth required for tax exemption

A new tax exemption rule passed in the Nov. 4 general election is causing some confusion, according to Hall County officials.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Hall divers help search for evidence

Divers from the Hall County Sheriff's Office helped search a pond in Barrow County on Tuesday for evidence in the shooting of two Auburn residents Nov. 15.

The dive team was called to a pond located behind Parks Mill Apartments, according to Auburn Police Chief Fred Brown. That's where an Auburn woman was shot seven times and her boyfriend shot once in the abdomen while they slept in their apartment.

December 03, 2008 | Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local

Cheap gas, air fare sales might boost holiday travel numbers

After fuel prices took a nose dive this month, many are predicting Thanksgiving travel will not drop as much as initially expected.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

North Hall house fire called suspicious

A fire that destroyed a vacant home Monday night in North Hall is suspicious, officials said.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said firefighters from three stations responded about 10 p.m. Monday to a fire at 8947 Forrester Road off Skitts Mountain Road. The 1,100-square foot woodframe house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Cagle said.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Cottrells named 'Philanthropists of the Year'

Mike and Lynn Cottrell of Dahlonega were honored Tuesday as "Philanthropists of the Year" by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

December 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Jefferson students learn to be active

JEFFERSON - A top McDonald's executive stopped by Jefferson Elementary School to impart a little knowledge to the students on Tuesday.

December 03, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hoschton wrestles with revenue, proposed property tax

HOSCHTON - Residents who attended Hoschton's two public hearings last week urged City Council members to balance the budget, and most reiterated their strong opposition to any proposed city property tax.

December 03, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Forsyth driver killed in collision with school bus

CUMMING - Authorities have identified the Forsyth County man killed Tuesday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a school bus on Ga. 369.

December 03, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Enota academy's donations overwhelm project coordinator for new food bank

The kids at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy collected thousands of cans of food during their recent food drive, and Georgia Mountain Food Bank Project Coordinator Kay Blackstock said she was blown away when she arrived to pick up the food Tuesday.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

After annexations, Flowery Branch sure it can resolve illegal island

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to annex two parcels of land into the city limits, temporarily creating an illegal island.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Groups prepare to serve Thanksgiving meals for free

The holiday season is all about giving and receiving, and several local churches and organizations are looking to give a free Thanksgiving meal to those people who are in need.

December 02, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Tax bills in the mail for Gainesville residents

More than 12,000 tax bills for Gainesville property owners have been mailed and payments are due Dec. 7.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall County names new finance director

Hall County announced the hiring of the new financial services director Friday.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood car show postponed until Oct. 17

The Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood originally set for Saturday has been postponed until the following weekend, Oct. 17.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Energy aid program faces delays for unknown reasons

A program that helps low-income, elderly and disabled families pay their heating bills during the cold winter months will start a month late this year ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Moran guilty in taxi driver slaying, gets life without parole

A Gainesville woman whom Superior Court Judge Jason Deal called "a plague upon our society" was convicted of murder Thursday and sentenced to life in ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall County students earn certification to help care for Tumbling Creek

Wading in a creek to measure oxygen levels and temperatures isn't your average high school assignment.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities offer reward for info on death of bald eagle in Banks County

Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Person robbed in Gainesville parking lot; investigation ongoing

Gainesville Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a person robbed in the parking lot of a liquor store on Athens Street.

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Car smashes into Gainesville home

A brick home near South Enota Drive in Gainesville was severely damaged Thursday morning after a car drove through an intersection and smashed into the ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Forensic pathologist testifies barrel was held to slaying victim’s head

A jury in Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom will return at 9 a.m. today to deliberate on the March 15 death of ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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