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Police boosting patrol for holiday

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are already stepping up traffic enforcement as residents enter the peak traveling hours for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal health programs left in limbo

Doctors nationwide are still waiting to learn the fate of their payments for treating Medicare and Tricare patients.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furloughs add to schools’ holiday break

Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems will be a little longer this year due to furlough days.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools’ energy savings generate cash surplus

An energy-savings program has been generating some needed cash for Gainesville City Schools, officials report.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Canine Capers agility trials test dogs’ skills

Spot and Tick may have waggly tails and wet noses, but these two black Labradors mean business.

November 21, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dahlonega man moves famed Christmas tree from Wyoming to Washington DC

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 21, 2010 | Tasha Biggers | Local


Kids get healthy holiday eating tips at INK

Instead of kids vegging out in front of the TV while munching on chips and cookies, the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is handing out tips for healthy alternatives.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reliance on future growth risky for reservoir projects

No one can predict the future.

November 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tea party intends to keep heat on officials

As tea party members cool down after the election season, they know the job isn't over when their favored politicians take office.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on burglary charge

The Gainesville Police Department arrested three burglary suspects early Friday.

November 20, 2010 | | Local


Teacher’s pain is charity’s gain

The distractions of high school, including exams or the big game, make it a challenge for many teenagers to see beyond the school doors and to the problems people face in the world, Tessa Shirley said.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Filling stockings for Fido and Fluffy

Kathy Rakestraw is always first in line when the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia holds a photo shoot for pets with Santa.

November 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycle bins may hit streets in downtown Gainesville

On top of working to draw more visitors downtown, Main Street Gainesville officials are working to make the visits more green.

November 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charter school raises eyebrows

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is mindful of a proposed charter school in Forsyth County that is raising concerns from school leaders in neighboring counties.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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