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Santa Claus makes his Christmas season debut at Lakeshore Mall

Six-year-old Madison Traxter is a little too bashful to state what she wants for Christmas out loud, but she will whisper it to her grandmother, Kerri Hanrahan.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Veteran and author helps military personnel overseas get free books

JEFFERSON - Malcolm Campbell, a Jefferson author, is so excited about having people read his books that he is giving them away.

November 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Care Ministries serves area seniors a pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Care Ministries presented its second annual Pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday in honor of senior citizens at Church Street Manor Apartments.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Plan to add workout gear at Meadows center still upsets gym owners, YMCA chief

Though it has been almost three weeks after Gainesville City Council members voted to approve the purchase of fitness equipment for the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, those who oppose it are not backing away quietly.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toddler dies after shooting himself; father charged

A Gainesville toddler died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found. His father was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ledan Extension reopened

Hall County Road Maintenance announced Saturday that it has reopened the Ledan Extension to traffic.

November 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with rape at Mall of Georgia

Gwinnett County police have arrested a man accused of raping a female acquaintance at the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

November 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau to start up publishing business

Brenau University has added a publishing arm to its media outlets and is releasing its first book this month.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Many Americans to go by car this Thanksgiving

With fewer seats and more fees on flights this year, many people are opting to hit the roads to see family this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agri-Cyle still under litigation with EPD

Litigation continues between the Agri-Cycle waste recycling plant in Talmo and the state's Environmental Protection Division following the EPD's recent visit to the plant, according to Jackson County officials.

November 21, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


US senators decry illegal immigrants' citizenship ‘pathway’

Georgia's U.S. senators are publicly criticizing recent comments made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that legalizing millions of illegal immigrants would benefit the country's struggling economy.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Hall FFA cooks up turkeys for the table

The savory aroma of smoked turkey has been in the air all week at North Hall High School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Laurelwood found negligent in molestation

A Hall County jury decided this week that a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse treatment facility was negligent in a 16-year-old male patient's molestation of two minor female patients.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Furlough day is upon city of Gainesville

Gainesville's first furlough day for its employees is just around the corner, and the effect of fewer hours on already lightly staffed city departments is yet to be seen.

November 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Peach State Bank on Washington Street. No one was hurt.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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