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Antique shop maintains annual New Year's Day auction

Every year, Flowery Branch Antiques' doors are opened on the first day of the new year for a special auction and every year dozens of enthusiasts flood the warehouse in search of a bargain.

January 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Looking ahead: Slumping economy may mean more crime and fewer resources

Hall County's two biggest law enforcement agencies could face the two-pronged challenge of an economic crunch this year - fewer resources and the possibility of an increase in some crimes.

January 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Recreation programs see fewer participants

Gainesville Parks and Recreation planned two days of activities for kids over winter break, called Camp Cold-A-Lotta and set for Monday and Tuesday. The only problem was, nobody signed up.

January 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fewer people expected to travel for Christmas

Despite a dramatic plunge in the price of gasoline, fewer people are traveling this holiday season.

January 01, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Gardner: Don't pay for Medicaid by taxing hospitals

The head of Northeast Georgia Health System rejected on Wednesday a plan being considered by Gov. Sonny Perdue to charge hospitals and health insurance companies extra fees to help offset the state's budget shortfall.

January 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Stimulus package could pump billions into roads

As part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package, Georgia is seeking about $3.4 billion for transportation needs.

January 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall moves up rankings of well-off counties

With a per capita income of less than $18,000 and more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, Hancock is the poorest county in Georgia, according to a new list that also ranks Oconee the state's most prosperous county.

January 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local

12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Careful at the stove, oven

During the holidays, it is easy to get wrapped up in entertaining guests, but it is important to monitor meal preparations, since most cooking fires start when cooking is left unattended. Cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires in America, and the number of cooking-related fires increases dramatically during this time. The following safe cooking tips can help to make your holiday dinner safe and enjoyable:

January 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

The economy hits home: Local charities not feeling pinch – yet

In hard times, the giving continues.

January 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

So far, so good for Gainesville property tax collections

Judging by the lack of a line at Gainesville's tax office Monday, one would not expect city property tax payments to come in anywhere near what the city needs to operate.

January 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Shoppers hope for last-minute deals

The Christmas music started before Thanksgiving. The decorated trees filled department stores soon after. And the months of buildup to Christmas culminates with the final hectic days of shopping for the big day.

January 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

The Times gets frank with Kris Kringle

Sitting down with Santa Claus is like sitting down with an old friend. As a reporter, I have had several occasions to spend a little time with this jolly guy and was fortunate enough to draw the assignment again.

January 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Change in insurance law may raise rates

If you receive a form letter from your auto insurance company, don't toss it in the trash.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Looking ahead, Gainesville: Bulldozers, new buildings mark new era

For Gainesville officials, out with the old means a multimillion-dollar project to demolish the city's existing downtown parking deck to make room for a new one.

December 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Law requires new homes to have carbon monoxide alarm

Georgia has declared war on the "silent killer."

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

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Explosions, now legal, have county officials looking for silence

The explosions down the road, rocking nearby homes, knocking out windows and scaring off pets, would have alarmed residents in this rural part of North ...

November 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Interns bringing 'Young Edge' to Times

In case you haven't heard, seven high school students have been learning about journalism as part of mentorship programs at their schools.

November 12, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

15th confirmed rabies case found in Hall

A skunk sent to the Georgia Public Health Lab tested positive for rabies Thursday and became the 15th Hall County case for the year.

November 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

First phase of renovation to start at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

Nearly 20 years after the world watched the Olympic Games in Gainesville, the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is on the verge of a makeover.

November 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall fire department teaching free monthly CPR class

Citizens interested in learning CPR can receive free training each month from Hall County Fire Services.

November 12, 2015 | | Local

Locksmith finds toddler bound with cellophane, tape in vehicle

There are some things you can't unsee, no matter how much you'd like to forget.

November 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Academy Sports opening Friday at North Lake

The developer of a large shopping complex on Dawsonville Highway announced Thursday the most recent business to sign on at the 200,000-square-foot site.

November 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Authorities: Man posed as Comcast worker to steal meds in Forsyth County

November 12, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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