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Christmas a day of sorrow, strength for Gainesville homeless

As the rain pooled beneath the Queen City bridge in the chilly mist of Wednesday morning, a few homeless men scrambled to move couches, tables, a barrel fire and personal items to higher ground.

December 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holiday Hope: Flowery Branch church helps cancer survivor combat hunger

Laura Ramey's Southern accent - punctuated with "honeys" and "bless yous" - practically invites you to sit a spell while enjoying some sweet iced tea.

December 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Escaped inmate caught in DeKalb County

The state inmate who escaped a work detail Monday afternoon has been found, Hall County Correctional Institution Warden Walt Davis confirmed Wednesday morning.

December 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Holiday Hope: With wife’s health on the mend, couple’s lives are looking up

David and Tracey Lynn Roberts were living through some dark times, but they were in the right place at the right time when she needed - and got - medical attention.

December 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nasty weather to precede Christmas Day

Christmas Day should be beautiful, though a bit chilly, but Christmas Eve looks to be a reindeer of a different-colored nose.

December 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ga. 347 section has rebuilt lanes

Traffic is being routed onto newly rebuilt lanes of Ga. 347 from Interstate 985 to west of Hog Mountain Road in South Hall County.

December 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Interim Gainesville Police Chief Martin is sole finalist for position

Gainesville interim Police Chief Carol Martin is the sole finalist for the position, City Manager Kip Padgett announced today in a news release.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area businesses prepare for new OSHA mandates

New federal mandates set to take effect Jan. 1 will likely increase the number of severe workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers, and the impact will be felt by some area businesses and industries previously exempt from maintaining logs about on-the-job accidents.

December 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Enota celebrates 60 years of educating Gainesville kids

Lee said she's involved with the school "in a number of ways." Her sister Katie Dubnik, her husband, Morgan Lee, and her father, Jim Mathis, are all Enota alumni. Her daughter Caroline is now in first grade at the school.

December 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cumming moves forward on councilman's impeachment

December 23, 2014 | By Kelly Whitmire Times regional staff | Local


Area kids eat milk and cookies with Santa, get gifts from sponsors

The Family Worship Center in Oakwood wants children and adults to remember what Christmas is all about.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall, Gainesville offices to close for holidays

Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

December 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holiday Hope: Mentorship fosters motivation for academic success

At the beginning, 10th-grader Josue Ferrel and Jim Sapp didn't want to talk much.

December 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County inmate escapes from work detail

Inmate Derrick Crawford, 35, walked away from a Hall County Correctional Institute work detail making road repairs in North Hall County around 12:15 p.m. Monday, according to Hall County officials.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Holiday travelers to crowd highways

If you're planning to go home for Christmas, expect lots of company on the highways.

December 22, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


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Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Funeral homes report vehicles broken into, stretcher stolen

A stretcher was stolen out of a vehicle at one local funeral home and vehicles were broken into at two other local funeral homes earlier this month.

January 14, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man indicted in kidnapping teen jogger

A Gainesville man accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old jogger and attempting to rape her was indicted Monday.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | | Local


Proposed waterslide to bring early end to SnowWorld

Potential approval of a new waterslide will bring an early close to SnowWorld at the Lanier Islands resort in Buford.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fall prevention coach training coming to area

A free one-day training for coaches to help older adults avoid falls is coming to Northeast Georgia.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT moving state route in Blairsville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning changes next week to Ga. 11/U.S. 19/U.S. 129 in downtown Blairsville.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County students present work at technology fair

Not every high school student can build a computer from scratch or design a program to teach people how to play guitar.

January 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Governor Deal supports increasing transportation funding

Georgia's top elected officials, including Gov. Nathan Deal, were light on transportation funding details Tuesday at a Georgia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Atlanta.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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