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Free Christmas tree recycling available in Hall County

Hall County residents have a variety of places to dispose of their Christmas trees as the holidays begin to wind down.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


9 lives saved by anti-overdose drug

At least nine lives in Hall County have been saved from the potentially terminal consequence of an opioid overdose thanks to efforts to equip medical first responders with the drug naloxone.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weapons carry licenses continue surge in Hall County

The number of applications filed in Hall County to legally carry a firearm in public has grown significantly over the last five years, with more than 4,000 made in 2016 alone, a record high.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deshaun Watson could get Gainesville road named after him

Touchdown Drive could soon become Deshaun Watson Drive. The road leads into the Gainesville High School campus from Pearl Nix Parkway and has a view of the school's football practice field.

December 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia GOP leaders hope to avoid snags over hospital tax

Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Officers shoot man they say confronted them with knife in Buford

Police officers shot a man who confronted them with a knife Saturday night when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Buford, authorities said.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Message of Christ as helper central in Christmas service at homeless mission

Down at the mission on Christmas morning, with songs of praise leaking out the front doors and a blue sky shining its light back through, the men and women take their seats and listen to sermons given not just by the pastor, but the patrons, too.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kay Kleeners closing this week after almost 60 years in business

For Cathryn Rice and Betty Humphries, work is life.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Short supply, high demand fuel rising home prices in Gainesville area

If anyone has any doubts it's a sellers' market in the greater Gainesville area, just ask Matt Shirley and his wife, Jennifer.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Maddox family calls for end to violence after son’s shooting death

Reflecting on the loss of their son at Christmas, Terry and Landa Maddox are calling to "stop the violence" and pleading for people to love another.

December 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Where Gainesville's homeless and downtrodden find community

Tom Lord, always dressed in his coat, beanie cap and two-toned glasses, can be found at the Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville every day when lunch is served.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local Mexicans celebrate ‘posadas’ at Christmas

Many of the Mexicans who make up the largest number of Gainesville's growing Hispanic population still hold dear to their longstanding "posadas" - more than a weeklong holiday of merrymaking centered around festive foods, fruity drinks, song and the company of family and friends.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


SLIDESHOW: Worshippers attend Christmas Eve services

First Presbyterian Church held three Christmas Eve services Saturday and will hold one service on Christmas Day, with each service being a little different in theme.

December 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


College students hand out holiday cheer at medical center

Spreading Christmas cheer to the people who need it most is something for which three college students will give up the majority of their Christmas Day.

December 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Gainesville to reopen its public housing waiting list

The Gainesville Housing Authority is reopening its waiting list for public housing in February.

January 22, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Housing values hard to determine, even when based on past history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Whether it's oral contraceptive birth control or an intrauterine device, there's a good chance that a woman you know is using one or ...

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

The children in Kerri Larson's first-grade class huddled at their small desks peering at clusters of beads arranged in groups on colored construction paper ...

January 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Dress Up has lots of places to go

Derrick and Danielle Case are shoppers.

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

The picture is coming into greater focus of the remains of a woman found in July along Interstate 985 in Buford, according to officials.

January 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Area women join worldwide marches against new administration

Wearing pink, pointy-eared hats to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women and men took to the streets in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Showers, storms will continue through the weekend in North Georgia

Showers and storms have settled in over North Georgia for what promises to be a gloomy, wet weekend.

January 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State offers incentive to STEM students

As students at all grade levels prepare to showcase their STEM prowess at a competition Jan 31 and Feb. 1 at the North Hall Community ...

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Two veteran Red Elephant alumni are planning a trip down memory lane when Gainesville High School celebrates its 125th anniversary next month.

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

A Forest Park man threw 2 pounds of meth out of his car while fleeing authorities Thursday on Dawsonville Highway, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics ...

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday's presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O'Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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