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You want that Christmas tree real or fake?

After Thanksgiving, it seems there's just enough time to clean the kitchen and pack up the leftovers before the Christmas season officially starts.

December 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Thanksgiving dinner brings more than 400 people in need to Good News at Noon

As a warm November sun beamed down Thursday on Gainesville, about 400 homeless men and women stirred from under the city's bridges, stoops and shelters and flocked to Good News at Noon to gobble down the grandest Thanksgiving feast ever served at the ministry.

December 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Family together for the holidays despite tough economy

LULA - Walking around his yard, Leon Barrett noticed that some of his landscaping projects need his attention.

December 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Several eateries serving Thanksgiving meals today

If you're not going over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, or worse, if you burned the turkey - there is hope.

A number of restaurants are open today with a full array of Thanksgiving fare.

December 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Children give their theories on how to cook turkeys

It's probably an evolutionary defense mechanism for mankind that most elementary schoolers aren't tall enough to see over the kitchen counter and cook.

December 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Thanksgiving in jail: Turkey dinner a nod to holidays

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey and dressing - even at the Hall County jail.

The big, 1,026-bed building on Barber Road has more meals served inside it daily than anywhere else in the county, and Thursday, that meal was as traditional as stripes on an inmate's uniform: turkey, dressing, rice, greens and cranberry sauce.

December 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chateau Elan festival will light the night

New York may have its tree in Rockefeller Center, but the City of Braselton has a whole chateau.

As northerners prepare for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the people over at Chateau Elan are preparing for their own traditional holiday event.

December 04, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foster mother indicted in baby’s death

A Jackson County woman who left a 9-month-old foster child unattended in a car has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman on Wednesday announced the indictment against 29-year-old Wendy Osbourne of Nicholson in the Sept. 2 death of baby Jessica Scovil from heat exposure.

December 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Members, others thankful for Boys & Girls Clubs

Hundreds of children poured into the Boys & Girls Clubs' building near Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School to celebrate Thanksgiving with their other family with whom they spend their afternoons five days a week.

Members of the Keystone Club served a free ham dinner Tuesday to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

December 03, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Resignations cut police force to five

HOSCHTON - Two Hoschton police officers have announced their resignations in the middle of the city's budget problems.

December 03, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall County: Date of birth required for tax exemption

A new tax exemption rule passed in the Nov. 4 general election is causing some confusion, according to Hall County officials.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall divers help search for evidence

Divers from the Hall County Sheriff's Office helped search a pond in Barrow County on Tuesday for evidence in the shooting of two Auburn residents Nov. 15.

The dive team was called to a pond located behind Parks Mill Apartments, according to Auburn Police Chief Fred Brown. That's where an Auburn woman was shot seven times and her boyfriend shot once in the abdomen while they slept in their apartment.

December 03, 2008 | Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Cheap gas, air fare sales might boost holiday travel numbers

After fuel prices took a nose dive this month, many are predicting Thanksgiving travel will not drop as much as initially expected.

December 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


North Hall house fire called suspicious

A fire that destroyed a vacant home Monday night in North Hall is suspicious, officials said.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said firefighters from three stations responded about 10 p.m. Monday to a fire at 8947 Forrester Road off Skitts Mountain Road. The 1,100-square foot woodframe house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Cagle said.

December 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cottrells named 'Philanthropists of the Year'

Mike and Lynn Cottrell of Dahlonega were honored Tuesday as "Philanthropists of the Year" by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

December 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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WomenSource speaker Tammy Washington gives strategies for success

A roomful of women think about achieving their goals and together shout "Nailed it!"

March 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Aldi grocery store coming along Ga. 400

March 20, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Indianapolis Colts player attacked with knife, baseball bat in Braselton

An Indianapolis Colts linebacker was allegedly attacked by the mother of his children after returning to his home March 14, authorities said.

March 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Choices Pregnancy Care Center celebrates 2014 achievements at annual gala

Last year, 33 lives were saved in Northeast Georgia with the help of Choices Pregnancy Care Center.

March 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville promotes EPA's WaterSense labeling

With a water bill tripling from one month to the next, alarm bells rang in Leslie White's ears.

March 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 teens charged in downtown vandalism

Two 13-year-olds are charged with shooting a BB gun at a number of downtown Gainesville stores, buildings and vehicles.

March 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Flowery Branch City Council special election to be held in June

Flowery Branch voters will head back to the polls in June to decide on new leadership.

March 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville High Principal LaCrisia Larkin to retire

After 34 years in education, Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin will retire this year.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New arrest made in taxi driver shooting in Gainesville

A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a Gainesville taxi driver.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


NCAA basketball contests a big business for some

What do you call a criminal act that is nearly unenforceable?

March 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Quinlan Visual Arts Center to open new sculpture garden

The beauty inside the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville will now be reflected on the outside as well.

March 19, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Badge & Bar: 4 indicted in rock damage overpass case

Four Gainesville men were indicted on March 10 in connection with allegedly throwing large rocks from a highway overpass and damaging two vehicles.

March 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Doctor discusses medical marijuana oil study

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Bus route changes now will take effect July 1

Hall Area Transit plans to push off Gainesville Connection route and fare changes until July 1, mainly to line up with the start of its fiscal year.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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