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Free Christmas tree recycling available in Hall County

Hall County residents have a variety of places to dispose of their Christmas trees as the holidays begin to wind down.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


9 lives saved by anti-overdose drug

At least nine lives in Hall County have been saved from the potentially terminal consequence of an opioid overdose thanks to efforts to equip medical first responders with the drug naloxone.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weapons carry licenses continue surge in Hall County

The number of applications filed in Hall County to legally carry a firearm in public has grown significantly over the last five years, with more than 4,000 made in 2016 alone, a record high.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deshaun Watson could get Gainesville road named after him

Touchdown Drive could soon become Deshaun Watson Drive. The road leads into the Gainesville High School campus from Pearl Nix Parkway and has a view of the school's football practice field.

December 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia GOP leaders hope to avoid snags over hospital tax

Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Officers shoot man they say confronted them with knife in Buford

Police officers shot a man who confronted them with a knife Saturday night when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Buford, authorities said.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Message of Christ as helper central in Christmas service at homeless mission

Down at the mission on Christmas morning, with songs of praise leaking out the front doors and a blue sky shining its light back through, the men and women take their seats and listen to sermons given not just by the pastor, but the patrons, too.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kay Kleeners closing this week after almost 60 years in business

For Cathryn Rice and Betty Humphries, work is life.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Short supply, high demand fuel rising home prices in Gainesville area

If anyone has any doubts it's a sellers' market in the greater Gainesville area, just ask Matt Shirley and his wife, Jennifer.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Maddox family calls for end to violence after son’s shooting death

Reflecting on the loss of their son at Christmas, Terry and Landa Maddox are calling to "stop the violence" and pleading for people to love another.

December 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Where Gainesville's homeless and downtrodden find community

Tom Lord, always dressed in his coat, beanie cap and two-toned glasses, can be found at the Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville every day when lunch is served.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local Mexicans celebrate ‘posadas’ at Christmas

Many of the Mexicans who make up the largest number of Gainesville's growing Hispanic population still hold dear to their longstanding "posadas" - more than a weeklong holiday of merrymaking centered around festive foods, fruity drinks, song and the company of family and friends.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


SLIDESHOW: Worshippers attend Christmas Eve services

First Presbyterian Church held three Christmas Eve services Saturday and will hold one service on Christmas Day, with each service being a little different in theme.

December 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


College students hand out holiday cheer at medical center

Spreading Christmas cheer to the people who need it most is something for which three college students will give up the majority of their Christmas Day.

December 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey ...

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula pedestrian killed in Wednesday night wreck

A 33-year-old pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday night by a vehicle on Athens Highway/Ga. 11 about a half-mile from Athens Street in Gainesville.

January 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall could get 2 inches of snow Friday

Northeast Georgia is in for a healthy amount of precipitation this weekend, and the likelihood some may turn to snow by Friday night continues to ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman faces charges in deadly crash that killed 2 children

A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year's Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son ...

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Gainesville man arrested in counterfeit money investigation

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after authorities investigated a case involving a car bought with counterfeit $50 bills.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Enota school project picks up momentum

In the coming weeks, Gainesville school officials will be making important financial decisions related to the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy replacement project.

January 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Forsyth County substitute bus driver fired for leaving girl, 6, by road without supervision

January 04, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Demolition begins on Atlanta Street apartments

A man with a water hose stands nearby to spray and clear the dust rising from the rubble as the excavator reaches its mechanical claw ...

January 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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