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Steps being made to help homeless in Hall County

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually in health care, incarceration and other costs.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it was like a dagger stuck in the heart of his old life.

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smoke from fires could be part of residents’ travel path

While some relief has come locally from smoke associated with wildfires in recent days, holiday travels northward could put some Hall County residents closer to fires and smoke in the coming days.

November 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


As gas prices drop, traffic expected to increase for Thanksgiving

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, millions of people across the nation will take to road and sky this week, visiting loved ones and celebrating Thanksgiving festivities.

November 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fire sends one to hospital with smoke inhalation

A fire on Gillsville Highway sent one person to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for smoke inhalation on Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher in Georgia.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Mortgage paid for a year for Gainesville man

For two decades, Tomas Ramirez helped put a roof over the heads of Gainesville's homeless.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicopee residents see second slaying in four months

After some break-ins and the small community's second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on the porch in Chicopee Village after dark.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch dies while serving warrant

A U.S. marshal killed when executing a warrant last week will have funeral services Saturday.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Hall County

Editor's Note: Despite being included in this list previously, Avocados on the downtown Gainesville square is not open on Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals

When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move to Canada. He picked the first of the three, choosing to enlist in the U.S. Air Force right out of school.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times collecting supplies for firefighters battling wildfires

The Times will have its van sitting in front of the newspaper's building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday collecting supplies for Georgia Forestry Commission firefighters battling the wildfires. Anyone who wants to can bring items and "pack the van." The Times will deliver the supplies to the Forestry Commission office. A forestry commission representative said the following items are needed:

November 21, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Restoration work making progress at Healan’s Mill

Healan's Mill is in the midst of a makeover.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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