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Christmas tree fire only holiday incident in Hall

Hall County celebrated a quiet Christmas -- with the exception of a Christmas tree fire -- but the Georgia State Patrol has reported four deaths so far during the Christmas holiday driving period.

January 02, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


It’s Yuletide toil for some workers

While Christmas for most was a special day spent with family, food and gifts, it was just another day on the job for others.

January 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holidays looking glum for retailers

In a month that merchants rely on to put their ledgers in the black, it's been a dark December.

January 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Welcome to the world, Jayda

Jayda Rose Vetere is barely a day old, but she already holds a record in Gainesville that no one will ever be able to beat.

January 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


A refreshing dip or a big chill?

While most people were piling on extra layers of clothes before they went out Thursday to brave the 48-degree weather, there were at least 73 people in Gainesville who were taking their clothes off in public - some even stripped down to their underwear.

January 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville school board to take up issue of tuition hike

The Gainesville school board will revisit the issue of altering out-of-city tuition rates at its Monday meeting.

January 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Piedmont circuit swears in its new prosecutor

Brad Smith took his oath of office Monday as the new district attorney of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, administered by Senior Judge T. Penn McWhorter at the Jackson County Courthouse.

January 01, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


9 die in holiday wrecks

Nine people already have died in traffic crashes on Georgia's roads, with three days left in the long holiday weekend.

January 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Antique shop maintains annual New Year's Day auction

Every year, Flowery Branch Antiques' doors are opened on the first day of the new year for a special auction and every year dozens of enthusiasts flood the warehouse in search of a bargain.

January 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Looking ahead: Slumping economy may mean more crime and fewer resources

Hall County's two biggest law enforcement agencies could face the two-pronged challenge of an economic crunch this year - fewer resources and the possibility of an increase in some crimes.

January 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Recreation programs see fewer participants

Gainesville Parks and Recreation planned two days of activities for kids over winter break, called Camp Cold-A-Lotta and set for Monday and Tuesday. The only problem was, nobody signed up.

January 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fewer people expected to travel for Christmas

Despite a dramatic plunge in the price of gasoline, fewer people are traveling this holiday season.

January 01, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gardner: Don't pay for Medicaid by taxing hospitals

The head of Northeast Georgia Health System rejected on Wednesday a plan being considered by Gov. Sonny Perdue to charge hospitals and health insurance companies extra fees to help offset the state's budget shortfall.

January 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Stimulus package could pump billions into roads

As part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package, Georgia is seeking about $3.4 billion for transportation needs.

January 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall moves up rankings of well-off counties

With a per capita income of less than $18,000 and more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, Hancock is the poorest county in Georgia, according to a new list that also ranks Oconee the state's most prosperous county.

January 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


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CASA moving forward in the face of three losses

Instead of his usual yard work, retired Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff walked inside The Little House on Washington Street in Gainesville a month ago ...

July 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny

Each year, students with behavioral or psychological disabilities are sent from local public schools to the Futures Program.

July 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Faced with closure, salon finds new home next door

Punctuated by the snip-snip-snip of scissors, the dialogue between Pauline Skinner and Stylarama "operator" Sherry Armstrong touches on most every subject.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Breast milk banks give moms natural option

Women all over the country buy and sell breast milk, but may not realize the inherent risks of doing so.

July 18, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville High Junior ROTC holds vigil for slain military members

With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in ...

July 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Residents eager for completion of Cleveland road project

Area residents are skeptical about progress but eager to see completion of the Appalachian Parkway - formerly known as the Cleveland Bypass.

July 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boaters, 'buccaneers' run fast boats at Lanier for charity

Anthony Hughes of Carrollton is dead serious about buccaneer life, from the bandanna tied around his head to the black Cavalier boots on his feet.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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