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Santas miss the children when Christmas ends

Today, Santa Claus gets a much-needed vacation.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

‘Mr. B’ is back in the hospital

Though Gene Beckstein will spend his Christmas in the hospital, it doesn't mean he's not a part of the Christmas Day tradition of feeding hungry mouths.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Celebrating with song

The muffled sound of song drifts through the front door.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

New year brings new trash rules

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start Jan. 1, and officials are putting out doorhangers to remind everyone of the new rules.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

A season of holy waiting

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, some churches will share old traditions and some, like Revolution Church, will build new ones.

December 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Remembering Peru

When Cecilia Denegri first moved from Peru to the United States, she noticed many of the same Christmas traditions from back home.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Speeders coming up with creative excuses

Something about the holidays makes people run late for things.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Police, deputies are cracking down on drunk drivers

Gainesville police officers and Hall County Sheriff's deputies are keeping their eyes peeled for the most dangerous motorists on the road this week - drunk drivers.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Snowfall could make roads slick

The National Weather Service advises North Georgia drivers to get an early start to their holiday travels.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

WNEG to join Georgia public broadcasting

WNEG-TV at the University of Georgia is joining the public realm and starting a programming partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, UGA officials announced Thursday morning.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville netting more business

While a few downtown Gainesville shops closed their doors in 2009, overall the downtown district had a net gain of two new businesses in 2010, a sign of strength for the local economy, said Angela McFarlin Thompson, Main Street manager for the city of Gainesville.

December 23, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Pheasant shoot benefits Dawson senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot last week raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 23, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Local group gathers 40 tons of trash

Keep Hall Beautiful officials who set a goal to collect 10 tons of garbage in 2010 found out this week that they far surpassed their mark, bringing in more than 40 tons for the year.

December 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

New law may affect property value

Starting in January, a new state law will take effect, creating a few changes in the way property values are assessed.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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

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Full STEAM ahead: Flowery Branch High adds arts to mix as schools pursue science, technology, math

Imagine reading "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and actually hearing the thumping of the heart under the floor, thanks to virtual reality.

October 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ballot study would explore government merger for Gainesville-Hall County

Voters will have their say on Election Day about a little political posturing and a long simmering difference of opinion between Hall County and Gainesville ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

CASAblanca gala raises bids for kids

For some children, a trip to grandmother's is not picturesque.

October 22, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Elachee offers treetop lessons in loving nature

Surely the Lorax would have been proud to see the Elachee Nature Center on Saturday, and how its trees were carefully climbed, lovingly observed and ...

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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