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Yard sale keeps family going

A small, makeshift market can be found outside the home of Frank and Holly Smith, where clothing and trinkets line the folding tables near the Dawsonville Highway house.

November 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Château Élan gets into the holiday spirit

To say that Sara-Beth Chaney was happy to be at Château Élan on Friday is possibly the understatement of the year.

November 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials OK $100K more in permit case

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November 27, 2010 | ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Hall shelter pairs older pets with older people

The Hall County Animal Shelter has created a program that will bring together older pets and older people.

November 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff’s office seeking accreditation

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking accreditation, and officials are asking residents for help.

November 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Thrift stores kick off holiday season

The Black Friday bargains didn't end at the big-box retailers Friday.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Northeast Georgia sees its share of bargain hunters

Editor's note: Brandee Thomas is a reporter for The Times who for many years has been one of the enthusiastic shoppers out early on Black Friday mornings. This year was no different, and here she shares her love for great deals.

November 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville man breaks record in tiring feat

Greg Cochran says in his workout routines he prefers lifting objects such as tires and sledgehammers to the usual dumbbells. And the 40-year-old recently proved to be pretty good at it.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State patrol aims to save gas money

The Georgia State Patrol has stepped up patrols this weekend for the busiest travel period of the year.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters mix fun with work on Thanksgiving

The "Dirty Dozen" sat down to eat Thursday, fitting in a bite of Thanksgiving between medical and fire calls.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Good News at Noon’s Mr. B recovering from surgery

While Gene Beckstein recovered from surgery, volunteers carried out his Thanksgiving Day tradition of feeding hundreds of hungry mouths.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain now will help stave off a summer drought

Northeast Georgia will need some healthy rainfall within the next few weeks, state climatologist David Stooksbury said.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Court battle over library location has been costly

Nothing settled in court is cheap.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge may halt motorsports park construction

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November 25, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Small shops seek to cash in on holiday spending

Big-box retailers may have their annual Black Friday deals, but smaller businesses have their day in the sun, too.

November 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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