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Holiday traffic deaths lower than predicted

Statewide holiday traffic crashes and fatalities were lower than expected this year.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local agency offering help on heating bills

As the mercury dips, heating bills soar, and more families are turning to a local nonprofit agency for help to keep their homes cozy this winter.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


11 dead in holiday wrecks

The number of traffic wrecks, injuries and deaths on Georgia's roads during the Thanksgiving holiday was well below estimates as of late Sunday evening.

November 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


County job offers plenty of variety for Hall County PIO

Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, but Hall County Public Information Officer Nikki Young had the rare luxury of knowing many of her coworkers before she even started.

November 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch student wins Energy Bowl

A Flowery Branch High School student earned top honors in the Jackson EMC Energy Bowl out of 18 students representing schools in 10 different counties.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hospital aims to improve the odds for stroke victims

Each year, about 700,000 people suffer a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association, and of those who survive the stroke, 21 percent of men and 24 percent of women die within a year.

November 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood moving forward on sewer project

Oakwood is poised to take a major step in fulfilling longtime plans to upgrade its sewer capacity with the help of Braselton.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agency wants to help grandparents with Christmas gifts

During the holiday season, parents often scurry to get the season's hottest toy for their children - going from store to store, shopping for hours online or braving Black Friday crowds.

November 29, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hanging of the Green gets multicultural touch

The setting was a well-established Gainesville First United Methodist Church and the occasion a traditional Hanging of the Green ceremony.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Week to start out with cold, rain

Don't forget an umbrella as you walk out the door this morning because the expected occasional showers could put a damper on your day.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


City firefighters got busy across town Sunday

Gainesville firefighters were spread out across town early Sunday putting out grass and leaf fires, as well as a blaze that destroyed a vacant two-story home.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company’s failure puts claim holders in hard place

Southeastern U.S. Insurance Inc. was declared insolvent more than a month ago, but the effects of that action still are being felt by several area agencies and individuals.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Campus cops joining forces with other law agencies

At the state Board of Regents' request, Gainesville State College's police department is working to acquire "mutual aid" agreements with surrounding police agencies.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


At Sardis, open classrooms lead to open minds

Molly, a golden retriever, and Zena, a German shepherd, were recent guests of a Sardis Enrichment School class.

November 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New star over Bethlehem

The Mayor and Town Council of Bethlehem got their wish for a new star on Nov. 21, when a brand new beacon was raised over the town square.

November 28, 2009 | Kathy Bridges Times regional staff | Local


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Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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