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Stragglers keep shopping down to the wire

With the 2016 Christmas season coming to a close, many shoppers were still store hopping Friday looking to complete their gift lists.

December 24, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

It's a testament to the depth of the need that even at this time of year local social service agencies remain looking for volunteers.

December 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oh there’s no place like home: More traveling for holidays

More people than ever will be traveling this holiday season, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year, according to AAA. Perhaps not everyone is going home for the holidays, but wherever you're going, here are a few things to keep in mind depending on how you're going.

December 23, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


5 indicted on attempted sex trafficking charge

Five men charged in an undercover operation in October 2015 were indicted last week for allegedly attempting sex trafficking.

December 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism drives big bucks into Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville and Hall County are riding the coattails of a vibrant tourism industry that local officials are hopeful will carry over into the new year.

December 23, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Boutiques use cameras, interaction to stifle upswing in theft at holidays

Cameras, cameras and more cameras.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man collects 150 pairs of shoes for shelter

Max Wilson saw a need and he filled it.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Meeting sets stage for January homeless count

There's no one description that best encapsulates who is considered homeless.

December 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused of fatal sucker punch awaits formal charges

The Braselton Police Department is waiting to hear back from the Barrow County District Attorney on what the ultimate charge will be for a man accused of homicide after allegedly delivering a sucker punch to a patron at a bar.

December 22, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rate of jobless in Hall declines to 4.1 percent in November

With the holiday shopping season gearing up in November, local employers created new jobs and laid off fewer workers to help lower the Gainesville metropolitan area jobless rate to 4.1 percent - the lowest in the state.

December 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Attorney: Attempted murder charge ‘far-fetched’

An attorney representing a Gillsville man in a trio of co-defendants said Wednesday he was surprised by the grand jury charge of attempted murder in an alleged October shooting.

December 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

December 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


The Monkey Barrel closing at year’s end

After 23 years of business, The Monkey Barrel is closing its doors.

December 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Job fair set for Jan. 10 in Oakwood

For many residents of Hall County, a new job with better pay would be a nice gift to kick off 2017.

December 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pet adoptions up, though pets as gifts discouraged

"How much is that puppy in the window?" The nostalgic lyrics to that tune of yesteryear is no longer fashionable, if not outright frowned upon by animal rights advocates.

December 21, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


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