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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 through Tuesday.

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, authorities said.

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 or tabbouleh?

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 Department, has been named the new Piedmont College police chief. She will begin her new job as chief for Piedmont's Demorest and Athens campuses on Dec. 5.

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 also the exit for Gainesville.

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 Police Department.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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


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State law change expedites process for sexual assault exam kits

After a change in Georgia law, Gainesville police have taken possession of more sexual assault examination kits performed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, even those ...

November 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tatsumi to expand at Gateway Center, add 112K square foot facility

The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Small shops get their shot at holiday sales on Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows Black Friday is dominated by the name brand big-box retail titans. But Saturday is for the little guy, when Mom and Pop clothing ...

November 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Funeral held for US marshal from South Hall killed on duty

NORCROSS - Hundreds of mourners gathered in Georgia to remember a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed while he and other officers were pursuing a ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck near Rome

A man from Gainesville died in a one-car vehicle crash early Thursday near Rome.

November 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local homeowners take advantage of Web-based room sharing option

There's no place like home. And when you're on the road, sometimes a hotel just isn't homey enough.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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