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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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Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 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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