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Stragglers keep shopping down to the wire

With the 2016 Christmas season coming to a close, many shoppers were still store hopping Friday looking to complete their gift lists.

December 24, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

It's a testament to the depth of the need that even at this time of year local social service agencies remain looking for volunteers.

December 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oh there’s no place like home: More traveling for holidays

More people than ever will be traveling this holiday season, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year, according to AAA. Perhaps not everyone is going home for the holidays, but wherever you're going, here are a few things to keep in mind depending on how you're going.

December 23, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


5 indicted on attempted sex trafficking charge

Five men charged in an undercover operation in October 2015 were indicted last week for allegedly attempting sex trafficking.

December 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism drives big bucks into Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville and Hall County are riding the coattails of a vibrant tourism industry that local officials are hopeful will carry over into the new year.

December 23, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Boutiques use cameras, interaction to stifle upswing in theft at holidays

Cameras, cameras and more cameras.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man collects 150 pairs of shoes for shelter

Max Wilson saw a need and he filled it.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Meeting sets stage for January homeless count

There's no one description that best encapsulates who is considered homeless.

December 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused of fatal sucker punch awaits formal charges

The Braselton Police Department is waiting to hear back from the Barrow County District Attorney on what the ultimate charge will be for a man accused of homicide after allegedly delivering a sucker punch to a patron at a bar.

December 22, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rate of jobless in Hall declines to 4.1 percent in November

With the holiday shopping season gearing up in November, local employers created new jobs and laid off fewer workers to help lower the Gainesville metropolitan area jobless rate to 4.1 percent - the lowest in the state.

December 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Attorney: Attempted murder charge ‘far-fetched’

An attorney representing a Gillsville man in a trio of co-defendants said Wednesday he was surprised by the grand jury charge of attempted murder in an alleged October shooting.

December 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

December 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


The Monkey Barrel closing at year’s end

After 23 years of business, The Monkey Barrel is closing its doors.

December 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Job fair set for Jan. 10 in Oakwood

For many residents of Hall County, a new job with better pay would be a nice gift to kick off 2017.

December 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pet adoptions up, though pets as gifts discouraged

"How much is that puppy in the window?" The nostalgic lyrics to that tune of yesteryear is no longer fashionable, if not outright frowned upon by animal rights advocates.

December 21, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Prime location makes Braselton a key distribution hub

A town that touches four counties, including Hall, Braselton appears to be sitting on an economic development gold mine.

January 02, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road ...

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor’s education agenda will shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

January 02, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


February event will celebrate Gainesville schools’ anniversary

The Gainesville school system will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month by lining the gym with memorabilia, showing a slide show and offering tours and ...

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


2 children killed in Sunday wreck that injured 3 other people

Two young children were killed in a southeast Hall County wreck that sent the driver and two other passengers to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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