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Motorcyclists brave cold for Secret Santa program

Bundled against the cold, with some wearing Santa hats and other festive garb, nearly 100 motorcyclists streamed down McEver Road on Sunday.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meet your government: Volunteers help make Laughinghouse's job easier

JEFFERSON - Beth Laughinghouse has the equivalent of 10 pounds of responsibilities squeezed into a 5-pound bag, but she gets by with the help of her trusted volunteers.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth marinas exempted from alcohol law’s food rule

CUMMING - Marinas located on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier will be allowed to sell alcohol without having to fulfill a minimum food sales requirement after changes made to a county ordinance.

December 06, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Crowds flock to Christmas on Green Street despite chill

Sunday evening's cold weather didn't seem to lessen the holiday spirit as visitors and participants gathered for the annual Christmas on Green Street.

December 06, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: 2 schools offer free flu vaccine

After a delay of several weeks, vaccinations for the H1N1 flu will soon be available at a school near you.

December 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


To be green, cities need to spend green

FLOWERY BRANCH - To illustrate their point, Flowery Branch officials passed the thick notebooks among the gathering of lawmakers and other visitors at their "Hometown Connection" meeting in October.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Was this marriage poisoned?

The coffee tasted bitter.

December 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Can there be a bug worse than kudzu?

Kudzu has long been considered a nuisance in the South, but the bug that has recently been spotted in North Georgia munching on the prolific plant may prove to be even more of a pest.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life in the shadow of industry

Just after daybreak, birds begin singing near the houses on Desota Street as they do anywhere else in Gainesville.

December 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School option offers some a faster track to graduation

If you cannot customize kids to an education, customize an education to them.

December 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Christmas cheer comes to Clermont

Santa Claus jumped into his red suit Saturday morning to lead the way at the second annual Clermont Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Holiday event to close Green Street on Sunday

Christmas on Green Street will literally take place on Green Street this year, not just to the sides.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


On-time bill payment down from last year for Hall County property taxes

Fewer people paid their Hall County property taxes on time this year than in 2008.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man calls Internet hoax just a game

A pair of anonymous videos posted on the Internet credited to the "catchmekiller" got Andrew Scott Haley plenty of attention.

December 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Office event urges parents to catch up on child support payments

With Christmas just around the corner, the Division of Child Support Services is urging parents to give what they can to provide a happy holiday for their children.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Riverside alumnus returns home to recruit for West Point

Michael Sims is spending his spring break from college back home in Gainesville.

March 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wisdom Project lectures to focus on senior citizens

Education is a lifelong endeavor.

March 15, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck kills 2 White County teens

Two White County teens were killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday west of Cleveland.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeowners face upstream battle over Lake Knickerbocker

James Lester remembers Lake Knickerbocker well when he settled off Ledan Road in 1976.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students can seek options before taking on loan debt

When students graduate with their bachelor's degrees, they're likely feeling a sense of accomplishment. Yet more than two-thirds also are thousands of dollars in debt from student loans.

March 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Law officers, 4-H BB rifle team gather for annual fun event, fellowship

The occasional ricocheted BB didn't hinder the mood on Saturday morning when the Hall County 4-H Club was joined by members of the Gainesville Police Department and Hall County Sheriff's Office for the 10th annual Cops and Kids BB Gun Challenge.

March 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Area lawmakers sift through survivors of Crossover Day at state legislature

The buildup to Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta was more subdued this year than last.

March 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Irish eyes smiling during Irish Band Jam in Flowery Branch

The sky was gray but the streets of downtown Flowery Branch were green on Saturday as the second annual Irish Band Jam brought a bit of the Emerald Isle closer to home.

March 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County builds home for family in need

After living for years in a country riddled with religious persecution, civil war and militant rule, the Khai family feels blessed to be in America.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Infinity and beyond: Students find 3.1415 (plus) reasons to celebrate Pi Day

You might not think an irrational number could get hundreds of kids excited, but in Hall County it does.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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