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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


Crowds turn out for DC-bound Capitol Christmas tree

Hundreds of cheers and hands went into the air when Jeff Underwood drove the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree into the downtown Dahlonega square Wednesday night.

November 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

A Golden Corral may replace the Folks restaurant on Browns Bridge Road, and it would be twice the size of the current building.

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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