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Sheriff’s office seeking accreditation

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking accreditation, and officials are asking residents for help.

November 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Thrift stores kick off holiday season

The Black Friday bargains didn't end at the big-box retailers Friday.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Northeast Georgia sees its share of bargain hunters

Editor's note: Brandee Thomas is a reporter for The Times who for many years has been one of the enthusiastic shoppers out early on Black Friday mornings. This year was no different, and here she shares her love for great deals.

November 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville man breaks record in tiring feat

Greg Cochran says in his workout routines he prefers lifting objects such as tires and sledgehammers to the usual dumbbells. And the 40-year-old recently proved to be pretty good at it.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State patrol aims to save gas money

The Georgia State Patrol has stepped up patrols this weekend for the busiest travel period of the year.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters mix fun with work on Thanksgiving

The "Dirty Dozen" sat down to eat Thursday, fitting in a bite of Thanksgiving between medical and fire calls.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Good News at Noon’s Mr. B recovering from surgery

While Gene Beckstein recovered from surgery, volunteers carried out his Thanksgiving Day tradition of feeding hundreds of hungry mouths.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain now will help stave off a summer drought

Northeast Georgia will need some healthy rainfall within the next few weeks, state climatologist David Stooksbury said.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Court battle over library location has been costly

Nothing settled in court is cheap.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge may halt motorsports park construction

Read the full story here.

November 25, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Small shops seek to cash in on holiday spending

Big-box retailers may have their annual Black Friday deals, but smaller businesses have their day in the sun, too.

November 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Annual Christmas concert highlights local diversity

Each year, the Christmas Is One Language concert draws quite a crowd, between 700 and 900 people, organizers say.

November 25, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Municipal Court employees relish new space

The last group left to move into Gainesville's new public safety complex, Municipal Court, is settling in before holding the first court date next week.

November 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ellen Rogers continues a serving tradition at Good News

For more than a decade, 83-year-old Ellen Rogers has helped the less fortunate have a traditional Thanksgiving meal to eat.

November 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Graves: Tax cuts renewal will help region

As others slow down for the holiday season, Congress is taking one last shot at tackling some big issues during its final session of the year.

November 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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