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Health care bill clears Senate

Both Georgia's Republican senators have promised to continue to fight Democrat-led health care reform after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday morning to approve its health care bill.

December 24, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Family trades Christmas presents for church in Africa

Beth Propes Suggs asked for something a bit unusual from her family this Christmas: a church in Africa.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday wrecks may claim 18 lives, state patrol says

The Georgia State Patrol predicts 18 people will die on Georgia roads during the 78-hour Christmas holiday weekend, a total that likely won't be helped by heavy rains overnight Christmas Eve.

December 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Obama wants Yates as US attorney

Longtime federal prosecutor Sally Quillian Yates got an early Christmas present Thursday when the White House nominated her to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

December 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fond Christmas memories focus on simpler times, homemade gifts

Phoebe Vickers remembers fondly the Christmas she finally got a Barbie for her doll collection.

December 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Christmas melodies complete the season

For most folks, Christmas isn't complete without the songs.

December 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Retelling a story that never gets old

Children donned halos, robes and head scarves at First Presbyterian Church's Christmas Eve service to retell the birth of Jesus Christ, the child that Christians believe is God's greatest gift to humankind.

December 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


10-foot cross shines across Lake Lanier

Like a Christmas miracle, one day out of the blue a 10-foot-tall cross adorned with sparkling lights appeared - seemingly floating over the lake by Thompson Bridge Road near Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

December 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


No one injured in Royal Lakes fire

Hall County firefighters this morning put out a house fire in the Royal Lakes subdivision in South Hall, officials said. No one was injured.

December 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Santa hears wishes of old — and new

Parents' wallets may be a little thin this year, but kids sitting on Santa's lap are still wishing for the stars.

December 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Task force goes after sex offenders; absconders targeted

The U.S. Marshals are known for getting their man.

December 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps to close park areas for deer hunt

Laurel Ridge Trail and most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks along Buford Dam Road are set to close Jan. 5-6 for a quota deer hunt sponsored by the corps.

December 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2009 to go down as one of rainiest on record

In early 2009, no one predicted that it would be one of the rainiest years on record.

December 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stroke, osteoporosis screenings will be offered Jan. 11

Life Line screenings for risk of stroke or bone fractures are scheduled for Jan. 11 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.

December 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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