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Stragglers keep shopping down to the wire

With the 2016 Christmas season coming to a close, many shoppers were still store hopping Friday looking to complete their gift lists.

December 24, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

It's a testament to the depth of the need that even at this time of year local social service agencies remain looking for volunteers.

December 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oh there’s no place like home: More traveling for holidays

More people than ever will be traveling this holiday season, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year, according to AAA. Perhaps not everyone is going home for the holidays, but wherever you're going, here are a few things to keep in mind depending on how you're going.

December 23, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


5 indicted on attempted sex trafficking charge

Five men charged in an undercover operation in October 2015 were indicted last week for allegedly attempting sex trafficking.

December 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism drives big bucks into Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville and Hall County are riding the coattails of a vibrant tourism industry that local officials are hopeful will carry over into the new year.

December 23, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Boutiques use cameras, interaction to stifle upswing in theft at holidays

Cameras, cameras and more cameras.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man collects 150 pairs of shoes for shelter

Max Wilson saw a need and he filled it.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Meeting sets stage for January homeless count

There's no one description that best encapsulates who is considered homeless.

December 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused of fatal sucker punch awaits formal charges

The Braselton Police Department is waiting to hear back from the Barrow County District Attorney on what the ultimate charge will be for a man accused of homicide after allegedly delivering a sucker punch to a patron at a bar.

December 22, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rate of jobless in Hall declines to 4.1 percent in November

With the holiday shopping season gearing up in November, local employers created new jobs and laid off fewer workers to help lower the Gainesville metropolitan area jobless rate to 4.1 percent - the lowest in the state.

December 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Attorney: Attempted murder charge ‘far-fetched’

An attorney representing a Gillsville man in a trio of co-defendants said Wednesday he was surprised by the grand jury charge of attempted murder in an alleged October shooting.

December 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

December 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


The Monkey Barrel closing at year’s end

After 23 years of business, The Monkey Barrel is closing its doors.

December 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Job fair set for Jan. 10 in Oakwood

For many residents of Hall County, a new job with better pay would be a nice gift to kick off 2017.

December 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pet adoptions up, though pets as gifts discouraged

"How much is that puppy in the window?" The nostalgic lyrics to that tune of yesteryear is no longer fashionable, if not outright frowned upon by animal rights advocates.

December 21, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school officials will hear a report tonight on ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

January 16, 2017 | Times regional staff reports | Local


126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home

January 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

With each passing year the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on an urgent new meaning.

January 16, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

January 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chick-fil-A could open at New Holland by end of summer

Chick-fil-A fans will soon have another place in Hall County to feed their appetite for chicken and service.

January 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

January 15, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those ...

January 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

January 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year - that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party's State of the County forum at the GOP's ...

January 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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