Here are a few of the observations and events this week marking Veterans Day, which falls on Wednesday.
JEFFERSON - Sales tax collections may be down, but so far the city's coffers have stayed out of the negative.
The Christmas season officially started Monday for local agencies partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. More than 150 donation boxes are in place throughout Hall County and await your new, unwrapped toy.
OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to approve a general-fund 2010 budget of $3.285 million.
The IRS has a gift for around 4,000 Georgia taxpayers - undeliverable refund checks.
JEFFERSON - They may not need helmets, jerseys or any ball for their meets, but there is another group of fierce competitors at Jefferson High School.
Former longtime Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday at his home in his native Asheville, N.C. He was 88.
Veterans and active military personnel can get in free Wednesday, or Veterans Day, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas nationwide.
Veterans groups often do their own thing, focusing on just their work and mission.
Gainesville business owners have come together to raise awareness about a local school that works with special needs children and also to feature local merchants.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in the Nov. 1 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy that had left a North Hall community feeling uneasy.
A planning group considering much-maligned proposed routes for the Northern Connector is set to discuss the road project at its meeting Tuesday.
With all the hype surrounding the H1N1 influenza virus, it is easy to forget that it is just the flu.
Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.
Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."
Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.
Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.
Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.
When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.
As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.
The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.
At 8:30 a.m., the briefs are organized and the coloring books are gathered. The robe goes on for Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.