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Holiday weekend mostly safe, quiet

The Georgia State Patrol has focused its energy on impaired drivers, unrestrained drivers and passengers and drivers exceeding the speed limit this holiday season, and the efforts seem to be paying off.

December 25, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


State parks may begin charging for mountain bike trail use

A new proposal could mean mountain biking Unicoi State Park's 7.5-mile trail is no longer free.

December 24, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Oakwood, YMCA still working to develop programs, membership base

Hoping to gain some steam at the Oakwood Family YMCA, Oakwood and Georgia Mountains YMCA have extended an interim agreement through March 31.

December 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local families celebrate with fondue, spelunking

When you do something special for your children, you never know when it will become a tradition.

December 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local couple pays it forward

When Jason and Maria Ladd were at their lowest points, somebody showed them compassion.

December 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire crews focus on safety amid health concerns

Firefighters have plenty of dangers to worry about on the job: falling debris, explosions and high levels of heat. But recent studies reveal additional health concerns.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Secret Santas pay off store layaways

It's the season for giving, and that's what many are doing.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Christmas shopping days down to 1

It's a different breed of shopper who waits until the last week of Christmas to finalize buying presents, compared to the kind of who brave the Black Friday bonanza.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Property crime remains a holiday concern

Years ago, people didn't worry about leaving their home for several days, sometimes even leaving doors unlocked.

December 23, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Moviegoers walk on the wild side

Moviegoers took a walk on the wild side Friday afternoon at the cinema in Dawsonville.

December 23, 2011 | | Local


Cities return to county landfill in spirit of cooperation

Gainesville and Oakwood residents' trash is a treasure for Hall County's cash-strapped Solid Waste Collection and Landfill Division.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Justice dept. OKs new Ga. district maps

The U.S. Department of Justice ruled in favor of Georgia's redrawn voting maps Friday.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Autism creates family struggles, especially at Christmastime

When Suzanne Holman takes her two children, Alex and Will, to see Santa Claus, she waits in the line while Will rides the escalator up and down with his father.

December 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hospice volunteer helps patients and caregivers

There are people who feel called to perform humanity's most difficult tasks and find it fulfilling.

December 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville resident works to find homes for sheltered animals

Susan Allen is a self-described "animal lover."

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Lakeview Academy student wins National Merit Scholarship

A Lakeview Academy student was one of 2,500 students in the United States to be named recipients of the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

May 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor signs medical marijuana expansion on final day

May 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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