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South African enjoys Christmas from different continents

Etienne Joubert fondly remembers Christmas Eve as a child, enjoying balmy evenings with family on his aunt's porch.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville studying taxes and fees for 2011

Gainesville officials are taking a look at every tax and fee as they evaluate revenues and expenditures going into the new year.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


White Christmas is in the forecast

Dreaming of a white Christmas? There's a good chance that you'll get your wish this year.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cause of deadly fire not determined

Officials have yet to determine the cause of last week's fire on Pinewood Trail that killed an elderly Dawsonville woman and displaced 10 other people, including seven children.

December 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Holiday travelers increasing in Georgia

On the day after Christmas, D'ete Sewell will load up her car and drive with her husband and son to visit family in Coleman, Ala.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bears for Blue helps children during stressful times

Gainesville's police officers are gathering teddy bears to hand out to the children they encounter while on duty - and they're finding help in the community.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public helps replace stolen gifts

Volunteers at the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation say they are hugely relieved by the public response to the theft of about $6,000 worth of Christmas gifts last week.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sheriff’s officials charge stabbing victim with falsely reporting a crime

Hall County Sheriff's officials have now arrested a Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week but who they say actually stabbed herself.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Tuesday, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


West Hall High student gets $220,000 scholarship

West Hall High School senior Malcom Moon said he has always set his sights on fame, possibly by becoming an actor.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Celebrating a new tradition

As she stepped off the plane from Vietnam, 11-year-old Amy Bui looked past signs that made no sense and faces unlike her own. At the arrivals gate, she saw someone holding a piece of paper with her family's name on it.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


EPD certifies need for Glades Reservoir

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Thursday certified a need for the Glades Reservoir, ensuring that Hall County can move forward with its application for a federal reservoir permit.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia Power increasing its rates

Georgia Power customers will see an increase in their electricity bills beginning this January.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


St. Nick brings cheer to babies in hospital

Santa came early on Monday night to visit babies who entered the world early.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stabbing victim wounded herself, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week actually stabbed herself, Hall County sheriff officials said.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities want help finding stolen excavator

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking help to find a stolen excavator.

March 21, 2017 | | Local


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