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Holidays can be tough for grieving parents

FLOWERY BRANCH - For most people, the holidays are a time for family gatherings and relaxation, but for those who have lost a child, the season can be unbearable.

December 21, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Ham radio group seeks to expand four-fold

If you lose service on your personal cell phone, you may just curse and try your call again later. But what happens when emergency agencies and hospitals lose their vital communications?

December 21, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Local group offers free ride home for tipsy partygoers

An early 1980s rock band popularized Jenny's 867-5309 telephone number, but if you are planning to drink over the holidays, you may want to call Bill instead.

December 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday travelers making plans for the journey home

At 5:10 p.m. Monday, Claretta Shaffers knew exactly where she wanted to be.

December 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Favorite Christmas carols will never go out of style

Some songs capture an event so well, their message transcends multiple generations.

December 20, 2009 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Community steps up for Toys for Tots

Thanks to area agencies, students and the community, Toys for Tots was able to meet its goal this year of giving 6,000 toys to needy children in the Gainesville and Hall County community.

December 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Experts say area trees are vulnerable

As of late, when it comes to rain it is either feast or famine.

December 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Healthy Monday: Kick the habit with local help

Changing your habits can be hard, but the new year can be a good time to get a fresh start, said psychologist Mark King.

December 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Antioch Baptist Church celebrates the reason for the season

Families and friends gathered Sunday afternoon at Antioch Baptist Church to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at the church's annual Christmas Concert.

December 20, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


GSC sends packages to troops in Afghanistan

Gainesville State College faculty, staff and students have united to send care packages to U.S. Army troops serving in Afghanistan.

December 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecasters predict rainy Christmas Eve, but no snow

This weekend, Hall County dodged the wintry precipitation that left much of the East socked in under several inches - or several feet in some areas - of snow, but do we have any chance of a white Christmas?

December 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Dawsonville man held in woman's death

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities have arrested two Dawsonville men in the death of an Effingham County woman who was in the area to visit her children for the holidays.

Authorities are seeking murder warrants for Jesse James Kilgore, 40, of Dawsonville in the death of Jennifer West Budrawich.

December 20, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Student pregnancies present a predicament in sexual education

Kids eventually learn about the birds and the bees, whether it is from TV, peers, parents or teachers.

December 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Study: Teens are using more pills, but pot use stalls

Pills haven't yet replaced pot as the top illicit drug of choice for high school-age teenagers, but they are gaining.

December 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Newtown needs a compromise to clear the air

Forty-two years ago, no one disputed Carl Loef's claim that he could improve 859 Athens St. with a junkyard, though it was right next to homes on Mill and Norwood streets.

December 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Riverside Military Academy recognizes local leaders, raises scholarship funds at ceremony

The halls of Riverside Military Academy echoed with voices and music Thursday evening, as the school opened its doors to more than 260 North Georgia ...

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau ...

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula woman charged in hit-and-run that injured jogger

A Lula woman faces seven charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a jogger was struck in Clermont last week, according to the ...

August 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Funeral services are Friday for longtime Hall County clerk of commissioners

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, who served as the Hall County clerk of commissioners for more than two decades.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man’s body found in lake near where he’d been working on his boat

The body of a man who went missing Wednesday night was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in about 60 feet of water in ...

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 8 marijuana plants found growing outside home

A Gainesville man faces drug charges after eight marijuana plants were seized at a Hall County home, according to authorities.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville looks to install electric car charging station near downtown

Growth in the electric car market has long been predicated on a chicken-or-egg problem: Will sales of electric vehicles spur the emergence of charging stations ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist helped by Good Samaritan early Tuesday morning

After cycling more than eight miles through North Hall in the dark, early hours of Tuesday morning, Glenn Bryant got a flat tire.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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