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Heavy Christmas Eve rains boost wet 2009 totals

It was a wet Christmas, not a white one, that greeted Northeast Georgians on Friday after a stormy Christmas Eve night.

December 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson residents want rural area to stay quiet

JEFFERSON - Y Z Sailors Road in Jefferson can be a lot of things, but a planned neighborhood isn't one of them.

December 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




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


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Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

August 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

A fire that destroyed a home in North Hall last week has left local government officials looking to calm fears about the risk to other ...

August 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County's pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

One person was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a van early Monday morning on Interstate 85 ...

August 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

August 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

The United States can have a similar economic boom as was seen in the last half of the 20th century, but it also faces a ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Two killed, one critically injured in morning Cleveland Highway wreck

Two drivers were killed and one passenger was critically injured after a wreck Monday morning on Cleveland Highway/Ga. 11.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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