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When giving to help Haiti, be sure to check your charity of choice

As an outpouring of sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti turns to a flood of donations to charities and outreach organizations, the North Georgia Community Foundation has pledged to research those agencies for local residents who want to help.

January 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local

Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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Police presence ramps up ahead of Black Friday shopping

In and around stores, law enforcement will have a heavier presence ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bike helmet giveaway set for Monday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Hall County Fire Services are sponsoring a bike helmet giveaway for children ages 5-10 from 5-7 p.m. Monday ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen faces DUI, other charges after crashing into Cumming steakhouse

November 25, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Lakewood Baptist opening coffee shop in downtown Gainesville

Lakewood Baptist Church has plans to open a 5,000-square-foot coffee shop and deli at the corner of Washington and Green streets in downtown Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Food programs help families make ends meet

Brenda Vargas is thankful today that two of her children who attend Fair Street Elementary in Gainesville receive free lunches every school day.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Georgia Power warns of scammers

In light of recent reports of scammers impersonating Georgia Power employees in person and over the phone, the company is reminding customers to be cautious ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man threatened homeowner, was tied to previous home invasion

A Gainesville man with a handgun allegedly shouted vulgarities at an Antioch Campground Road homeowner, according to authorities.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2,600 gallons of sludge mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek

About 2,600 gallons of sludge was mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek in a wastewater spill Tuesday night, Gainesville Department of Water Resources officials estimated.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Homeless camp cleanup set for Friday

Bring your boots and gloves because Mother Nature has played dirty with the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Thanksgiving trivia: Turkey Day by the numbers

• 117 million occupied housing units in America

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

2 overnight fires leave a family homeless, but no one hurt

Two overnight fires kept Hall County Fire Services crews busy, but there were no injuries in either, spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett reported.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Water waste law targets irresponsible users

Wasting water will no longer be just an ethical problem in Gainesville.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville hoping for grant to launch downtown street makeover

Beautifying city streets and intersections, and making them more accessible to pedestrians, is one of the bigger aspects of Gainesville's new downtown plan to ...

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire department gives tips for safe feast

To keep the heat in the kitchen and not elsewhere in the house, Hall County Fire Services officials are offering up a few tips for ...

November 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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