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Holiday traffic deaths lower than predicted

Statewide holiday traffic crashes and fatalities were lower than expected this year.

November 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local agency offering help on heating bills

As the mercury dips, heating bills soar, and more families are turning to a local nonprofit agency for help to keep their homes cozy this winter.

November 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


11 dead in holiday wrecks

The number of traffic wrecks, injuries and deaths on Georgia's roads during the Thanksgiving holiday was well below estimates as of late Sunday evening.

November 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


County job offers plenty of variety for Hall County PIO

Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, but Hall County Public Information Officer Nikki Young had the rare luxury of knowing many of her coworkers before she even started.

November 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch student wins Energy Bowl

A Flowery Branch High School student earned top honors in the Jackson EMC Energy Bowl out of 18 students representing schools in 10 different counties.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hospital aims to improve the odds for stroke victims

Each year, about 700,000 people suffer a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association, and of those who survive the stroke, 21 percent of men and 24 percent of women die within a year.

November 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood moving forward on sewer project

Oakwood is poised to take a major step in fulfilling longtime plans to upgrade its sewer capacity with the help of Braselton.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agency wants to help grandparents with Christmas gifts

During the holiday season, parents often scurry to get the season's hottest toy for their children - going from store to store, shopping for hours online or braving Black Friday crowds.

November 29, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hanging of the Green gets multicultural touch

The setting was a well-established Gainesville First United Methodist Church and the occasion a traditional Hanging of the Green ceremony.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Week to start out with cold, rain

Don't forget an umbrella as you walk out the door this morning because the expected occasional showers could put a damper on your day.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


City firefighters got busy across town Sunday

Gainesville firefighters were spread out across town early Sunday putting out grass and leaf fires, as well as a blaze that destroyed a vacant two-story home.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company’s failure puts claim holders in hard place

Southeastern U.S. Insurance Inc. was declared insolvent more than a month ago, but the effects of that action still are being felt by several area agencies and individuals.

November 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Campus cops joining forces with other law agencies

At the state Board of Regents' request, Gainesville State College's police department is working to acquire "mutual aid" agreements with surrounding police agencies.

November 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


At Sardis, open classrooms lead to open minds

Molly, a golden retriever, and Zena, a German shepherd, were recent guests of a Sardis Enrichment School class.

November 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New star over Bethlehem

The Mayor and Town Council of Bethlehem got their wish for a new star on Nov. 21, when a brand new beacon was raised over the town square.

November 28, 2009 | Kathy Bridges Times regional staff | Local


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Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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