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Celebrate holiday safely, officials urge

From driving to fireworks, state officials are urging people to celebrate safely this New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Area churches to hold special services tonight

While most will spend New Year's Eve partying, some will be praying.

December 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Looking ahead: Hospital will mark year with new building, relocations

2009 will be a transformative year for Hall County's medical community.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Gas tax drops Thursday

The Georgia Department of Revenue is giving motorists a present at the start of the new year, a drop in motor fuel taxes.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

As family finances dwindle, more horses face abandonment

When the mortgage crisis worsened in early 2008, there was an increase in reports of people abandoning cats and dogs in their foreclosed homes.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

On New Year's Day, you can buy antiques or go jump in the lake

Even after the peach has dropped and all of the champagne has been popped, there still are local ways to continue celebrating the new year.

December 31, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Charles Baker sworn in as Hall's first new new clerk of court in 24 years

Over the next four years, Charles Baker's name will be stamped on tens of thousands of official papers.

December 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Two more arrests made in Guilford Clinic burglaries

BRASELTON - Two more arrests have been made in connection with the recent Guilford Clinic burglaries in Braselton.

December 30, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local

New thrift shop aims to help church, suicide prevention

Opening a combination thrift shop and gift shop was something Hoschton resident Michelle Worthy always wanted to do, but didn't have an opportunity to pursue until recently.

December 30, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Chaplain in Iraq: Leaving the field means saying goodbye to special people

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location. His e-mail address is Collins has begun the process of transitioning to leave Iraq shortly, so this will be his last column from there.

December 30, 2008 | By Doug Collins For The Times | Local

Jackson County has party options for New Year's Eve

Jackson County residents and visitors who are looking for something to do on New Year's Eve but don't feel like driving all the way to Atlanta to watch the peach drop, don't worry.

December 30, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Get last-minute tax breaks done soon

With just two days left in 2008, there are only a few things you can do that may offer potential income tax benefits.

December 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Hall families welcome Russian orphans home for the holidays

Two Hall County families flung open their doors and hearts this holiday season and invited five Russian orphans into their homes.

December 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Looking Ahead: Schools prepare for a year of expansion

Construction is the name of the game for local schools and colleges in 2009.

December 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Gainesville may increase tax on hotel stays

Gainesville officials are considering a hike in the hotel-motel tax that could tack on as much as an 8 percent tax to room rates for hotel guests in the city.

December 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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Time to get Jolly: Santa makes seasonal arrival at Lakeshore Mall

Christmas arrived Saturday at Lakeshore Mall when Santa Claus made his seasonal arrival riding on a big red fire truck.

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Illegal fire damages mobile home; no one hurt

A double wide mobile home caught fire Saturday afternoon in what Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett called an illegal brush fire "that got ...

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Flowery Branch family writes, illustrates children’s book

When the Lunt girls fall asleep, they dream of being heroes and princesses - or artists and authors.

November 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gym of ‘36 renovation complete in Gainesville

The historic Gym of '36 is fully renovated and open for business.

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New Academy Sports store sends local kids on shopping spree

As the last of the merchandise was put on the shelves with the clock ticking down to the grand opening Friday of North Lake Square ...

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Riverside wants late cadet considered at fault in civil lawsuit over 2014 assault

Gainesville's Riverside Military Academy is facing a civil suit filed by a cadet who was assaulted last year, and has filed a notice for ...

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Frost advisory in effect for North Georgia tonight, Saturday morning

Bundle up, North Georgia: The first chill of autumn is on the way this weekend.

November 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville woman charged with murder in 2014 stabbing

A Gainesville woman was charged Thursday with allegedly cutting the throat of another woman, according to authorities.

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gateway Domestic Violence Center launches new website, logo

As Gateway Domestic Violence Center gears up for its 2016 appeal to donors, the local nonprofit has announced the launch of a new website and ...

November 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local

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