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Kids roll, stroll and jingle in Flowery Branch parade

Which would you rather do? Watch a parade or be in one?

December 05, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


December chill will arrive this week

Though winter won't officially begin for about two more weeks, it certainly feels like the season is upon us.

December 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville students become teachers

Teens from Gainesville High School will enter classrooms in the district not as students but as instructors.

December 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hospital to collect cord blood

On Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become the second hospital in the state where parents can donate their child's umbilical cord blood, a stem-cell-rich tissue once considered medical waste but now proven to treat several life-threatening illnesses.

December 05, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Network offers Christmas fun for seniors

The holidays are often a time when people look forward to fun-filled family celebrations, but for some seniors the holidays don't always bring tidings of good cheer.

December 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville schools aim to make most of heating energy

As temperatures cool down this winter, school officials in Gainesville are asking staff to close doors to help save money and keep classrooms warm, David Shumake, assistant superintendent of instruction said.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Minister’s good heart, sense of humor remembered

The Rev. Jack Sosby was never one to neglect a person in need - even someone he had never met.

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Library program gets kids’ cards in troops’ hands

Last year, one Gainesville family had a simple gift for an American soldier. On a piece of construction paper, they traced their newborn's tiny palms and wrote below them, "Hands reaching out to you and wishing you peace."

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Teens sleep outside to see homelessness firsthand

More than 40 young people abandoned the comfort of their beds Friday night to sleep outside St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Grant could help Gainesville complete greenway

Gainesville officials are "moving full steam ahead" on the midtown greenway project as they apply for grants to finish up construction of the multi-use trail.

December 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood residents drink in Christmas festivities

Oakwood's Community Christmas Celebration put a lot of holiday spirit into one event - music, lights, Santa on a firetruck, tables of crafts, plus marshmallows and hot chocolate.

December 04, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lula sewer plant almost finished

Lula is wrapping up construction on its new wastewater treatment plant, which likely will be up and running by January.

December 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch police search yields quart jars of marijuana

A search Thursday by Flowery Branch police turned up 71 quart jars of marijuana and a 5-gallon plastic container of marijuana at a residence in the 1500 block of Treepark Circle, according to Gerald Lanich, chief of the Flowery Branch Police Department.

December 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Monday’s South Hall shooting ruled accidental

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has determined Monday's South Hall shooting that resulted in a man's abdomen injuries was accidental.

December 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Pilot program in Hall County aims to combat child obesity

The effort to combat child obesity, which has more than tripled in recent decades, became local Thursday when the first focus groups of a national pilot program met in Hall County.

December 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hydrant fix will keep Hall insurance rates steady

The temporary fix for formerly out-of-service North Hall fire hydrants is satisfactory to the Insurance Services Office, authorities said last week.

September 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall sewer network could ramp up in next few years

In an ironic twist, South Hall land once used for as a sewer discharge site could be a revenue boost for Hall County's sewer ...

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent ...

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dragon Boat Festival's cultural buffet churns Lanier’s waters

The dragons have indeed found a home on Lake Lanier.

September 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Lula celebrates its crafty ways at annual festival

This year's theme for Lula's fall festival was "Arts, Crafts and Pottery," and most vendors had one of those aspects to offer.

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee’s annual Snake Day draws reptile lovers, and a few converts

If it slithers, hisses or has scales, there's a good chance that animal was on display at Saturday's Snake Day at Elachee Nature ...

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville police seek clues to fatal shooting

Police are seeking information in the death of a Gainesville man who was shot multiple times Friday night on Athens Street in Gainesville.

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man pulled from Lake Lanier unresponsive, taken to hospital

A man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday was unresponsive and hospitalized in critical condition after he went under the waters off Buford Dam Park.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Child scalded by water in mishap recovering at home

The 18-month-old Hall County girl who was burned by boiling water Wednesday is recovering at home, authorities say.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual agriculture day held at Lula Elementary School

Children gathered in the grass at the feet of Nicole Karstedt, who stood in front of a mobile classroom. Inside that classroom was a massive ...

September 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Fire, police to present colors at Falcons game

The honor guards from the Gainesville fire and police departments will give the presentation of the colors at the Atlanta Falcons game Sunday in the ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle honors law enforcement ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Fifteen years ago, Matt Dubnik and a co-worker drove to a Best Buy to get a better understanding of the news on the morning of ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Falcons to host football safety clinic for mothers

Moms can learn about the safety of tackle football Monday at a clinic hosted by the Atlanta Falcons.

September 10, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local




Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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