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Family of shooting victims ‘having a hard time’

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River in Dawson County were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend, and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 22, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Remember safety when buying toys for kids

Before children tear open presents on Christmas morning, parents should keep safety in mind.

December 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Bronze vases stolen from graves

Even a final resting place isn't safe from thieves.

December 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Health care vote set for Christmas Eve

In a rare scheduling move, U.S. Senators will spend Christmas Eve at the Capitol voting on legislation that promises to overhaul the nation's health care system.

December 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Water service on portion of McEver road interrupted today

Water service will be interrupted at 10 a.m. today on McEver Rd. between Flat Creek Road and Radford Road. Crews from Gainesville Public Utilities are repairing a 12-inch water main.

Water will be off until late this afternoon.

December 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

New Year's resolution

Did you make a New Year's resolution a year ago that you have managed to keep throughout 2009? Whether it was a vow to get fit, save money or to eliminate bad habits, The Times would like to talk to you for a story on News Year's resolutions. Please contact staff writer Stephen Gurr at 770-718-3428 or

December 22, 2009 | | Local

Soldiers’ families get a Christmas surprise

While local soldiers are fighting overseas, the community is making sure their families have a merry Christmas.

December 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Henry Braselton, former mayor of namesake town, dead at 82

BRASELTON - Former mayor and councilman Henry Edward Braselton passed away Monday, according to town officials.

December 21, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Dawson County murder suspects denied bond

DAWSONVILLE - Two Dawsonville men arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of an Effingham County couple have been charged with murder and are being held without bond.

December 21, 2009 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local

Nichols named interim Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Department Deputy Chief Jane Nichols has been named interim chief and will replace retiring Chief Frank Hooper.

December 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Four charged in recent rash of burglaries

Four people have been charged with a series of burglaries that happened around the city in late November and early December.

December 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

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

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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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