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Christmas tree sales starting to blossom

It is crisp and fresh and reminds you of those days when you were a little kid and you couldn't wait to open your presents from Santa.

November 22, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Police boosting patrol for holiday

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are already stepping up traffic enforcement as residents enter the peak traveling hours for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal health programs left in limbo

Doctors nationwide are still waiting to learn the fate of their payments for treating Medicare and Tricare patients.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furloughs add to schools’ holiday break

Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems will be a little longer this year due to furlough days.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools’ energy savings generate cash surplus

An energy-savings program has been generating some needed cash for Gainesville City Schools, officials report.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Canine Capers agility trials test dogs’ skills

Spot and Tick may have waggly tails and wet noses, but these two black Labradors mean business.

November 21, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dahlonega man moves famed Christmas tree from Wyoming to Washington DC

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 21, 2010 | Tasha Biggers | Local


Kids get healthy holiday eating tips at INK

Instead of kids vegging out in front of the TV while munching on chips and cookies, the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is handing out tips for healthy alternatives.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reliance on future growth risky for reservoir projects

No one can predict the future.

November 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tea party intends to keep heat on officials

As tea party members cool down after the election season, they know the job isn't over when their favored politicians take office.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on burglary charge

The Gainesville Police Department arrested three burglary suspects early Friday.

November 20, 2010 | | Local


Teacher’s pain is charity’s gain

The distractions of high school, including exams or the big game, make it a challenge for many teenagers to see beyond the school doors and to the problems people face in the world, Tessa Shirley said.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Filling stockings for Fido and Fluffy

Kathy Rakestraw is always first in line when the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia holds a photo shoot for pets with Santa.

November 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycle bins may hit streets in downtown Gainesville

On top of working to draw more visitors downtown, Main Street Gainesville officials are working to make the visits more green.

November 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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