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Santas miss the children when Christmas ends

Today, Santa Claus gets a much-needed vacation.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


‘Mr. B’ is back in the hospital

Though Gene Beckstein will spend his Christmas in the hospital, it doesn't mean he's not a part of the Christmas Day tradition of feeding hungry mouths.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Celebrating with song

The muffled sound of song drifts through the front door.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


New year brings new trash rules

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start Jan. 1, and officials are putting out doorhangers to remind everyone of the new rules.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


A season of holy waiting

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, some churches will share old traditions and some, like Revolution Church, will build new ones.

December 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Remembering Peru

When Cecilia Denegri first moved from Peru to the United States, she noticed many of the same Christmas traditions from back home.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speeders coming up with creative excuses

Something about the holidays makes people run late for things.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Police, deputies are cracking down on drunk drivers

Gainesville police officers and Hall County Sheriff's deputies are keeping their eyes peeled for the most dangerous motorists on the road this week - drunk drivers.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Snowfall could make roads slick

The National Weather Service advises North Georgia drivers to get an early start to their holiday travels.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


WNEG to join Georgia public broadcasting

WNEG-TV at the University of Georgia is joining the public realm and starting a programming partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, UGA officials announced Thursday morning.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville netting more business

While a few downtown Gainesville shops closed their doors in 2009, overall the downtown district had a net gain of two new businesses in 2010, a sign of strength for the local economy, said Angela McFarlin Thompson, Main Street manager for the city of Gainesville.

December 23, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pheasant shoot benefits Dawson senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot last week raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 23, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local group gathers 40 tons of trash

Keep Hall Beautiful officials who set a goal to collect 10 tons of garbage in 2010 found out this week that they far surpassed their mark, bringing in more than 40 tons for the year.

December 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New law may affect property value

Starting in January, a new state law will take effect, creating a few changes in the way property values are assessed.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South African enjoys Christmas from different continents

Etienne Joubert fondly remembers Christmas Eve as a child, enjoying balmy evenings with family on his aunt's porch.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Mortgage paid for a year for Gainesville man

For two decades, Tomas Ramirez helped put a roof over the heads of Gainesville's homeless.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicopee residents see second slaying in four months

After some break-ins and the small community's second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on ...

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning ...

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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