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Upcoming Christmas events

  • Christkindlmarket, Helen. Market of Christmas gifts, Santa Claus, food, music and entertainment. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Santa will be at the market noon to 4 p.m. both days. Downtown Helen. Free. 706-878-1619.
  • Mingle with Kringle, Gainesville. Saturday and Dec. 20, Main Street Market, downtown Gainesville square. Main Street Gainesville, 770-297-1141 or www.downtowngainesville.com.
  • Christmas at the College, Blairsville. Hall of Trees decorated by local businesses, train ride for children, photos with Santa, live choir music and other children's activities. 3 to 7 p.m ...

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Fires strike mobile home, apartment; no one is injured

Firefighters in Gainesville and Hall County battled two unrelated blazes Sunday, neither of which resulted in any injuries.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cleveland teen killed in accident

A Cleveland teenager was killed Sunday afternoon after losing control of his pickup and wrecking north of Clarkesville.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pedestrian struck by two vehicles

A Gainesville man was treated for injuries late Saturday after being struck by two vehicles at Lakeshore Mall.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Your mouth can signal your overall health

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But is your mouth the window to the rest of your body?

December 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: More want help with heating bills this year

Ninth District Opportunity would be out of funds for energy bill assistance if this had been any other year.

December 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Friendships forged in war zone are hard to forget

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location. His e-mail address is douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil.

December 16, 2008 | By Doug Collins For The Times | Local


Stylists learn to help cancer patients "Look Good ... Feel Better"

Cancer patients' beauty routines have to adapt to the side-effects of chemotherapy.

December 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


AT&T launches new wireless network in Hall County

AT&T has launched its 3G, "third generation," wireless broadband service in Hall County, allowing for faster and more advanced mobile services, officials announced Monday morning.

The network's launch ensures "that our customers ... have the latest in wireless technology available, allowing them to access video, graphics, pictures, downloads, e-mail and more at speeds faster than before," said Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager for AT&T's Georgia wireless unit.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Motorcyclists boost Secret Santa; parade winds through Christmas on Green Street

Gainesville was treated Sunday to two holiday parades, both featuring police escorts, dozens of vehicles and bone-chilling temperatures.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group gathers gifts for seniors

Legacy Link is teaming with two local businesses to provide Christmas gifts to area senior citizens through the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood might allow structures of 80 feet

Fred Moses recalls a day when Mundy Mill Road was a quiet road in the country.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board to talk trees

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board will make a recommendation to the City Council tonight about proposed changes to the city's ordinances that could bring more trees to Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City Council says taller buildings are OK for Oakwood

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a zoning change that allows highway businesses as tall as 80 feet.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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