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Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million through Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning, authorities said.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada or tabbouleh?

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police Department, has been named the new Piedmont College police chief. She will begin her new job as chief for Piedmont's Demorest and Athens campuses on Dec. 5.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is also the exit for Gainesville.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia Police Department.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Steps being made to help homeless in Hall County

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually in health care, incarceration and other costs.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it was like a dagger stuck in the heart of his old life.

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smoke from fires could be part of residents’ travel path

While some relief has come locally from smoke associated with wildfires in recent days, holiday travels northward could put some Hall County residents closer to fires and smoke in the coming days.

November 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


As gas prices drop, traffic expected to increase for Thanksgiving

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, millions of people across the nation will take to road and sky this week, visiting loved ones and celebrating Thanksgiving festivities.

November 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fire sends one to hospital with smoke inhalation

A fire on Gillsville Highway sent one person to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for smoke inhalation on Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Opportunities to volunteer during the holidays

The holidays are a time for giving. What better way to spread holiday cheer than volunteering?

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Times seeks memories of Pearl Harbor

The Times is planning coverage of the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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