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Police boosting patrol for holiday

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are already stepping up traffic enforcement as residents enter the peak traveling hours for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal health programs left in limbo

Doctors nationwide are still waiting to learn the fate of their payments for treating Medicare and Tricare patients.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furloughs add to schools’ holiday break

Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems will be a little longer this year due to furlough days.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools’ energy savings generate cash surplus

An energy-savings program has been generating some needed cash for Gainesville City Schools, officials report.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Canine Capers agility trials test dogs’ skills

Spot and Tick may have waggly tails and wet noses, but these two black Labradors mean business.

November 21, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dahlonega man moves famed Christmas tree from Wyoming to Washington DC

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 21, 2010 | Tasha Biggers | Local


Kids get healthy holiday eating tips at INK

Instead of kids vegging out in front of the TV while munching on chips and cookies, the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is handing out tips for healthy alternatives.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reliance on future growth risky for reservoir projects

No one can predict the future.

November 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tea party intends to keep heat on officials

As tea party members cool down after the election season, they know the job isn't over when their favored politicians take office.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on burglary charge

The Gainesville Police Department arrested three burglary suspects early Friday.

November 20, 2010 | | Local


Teacher’s pain is charity’s gain

The distractions of high school, including exams or the big game, make it a challenge for many teenagers to see beyond the school doors and to the problems people face in the world, Tessa Shirley said.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Filling stockings for Fido and Fluffy

Kathy Rakestraw is always first in line when the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia holds a photo shoot for pets with Santa.

November 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycle bins may hit streets in downtown Gainesville

On top of working to draw more visitors downtown, Main Street Gainesville officials are working to make the visits more green.

November 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charter school raises eyebrows

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is mindful of a proposed charter school in Forsyth County that is raising concerns from school leaders in neighboring counties.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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