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Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to be sold in Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch looking at stormwater issues

Flowery Branch City Council is discussing an issue regarding a local resident complaining about stormwater pooling on his property.

August 20, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Firefighters test their strength in national contest

The heat index is sure to continue soaring as firefighters from across the country will converge for the Hall County Firefighter Combat Challenge this weekend.

August 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories

First reading approved on extending Flowery Branch historic commission term limits

History may or may not repeat itself, but Flowery Branch's Historic Preservation Commission will if an ordinance is approved extending term limits for voting members.

August 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories

Cherokee Bluffs park to open "sometime this fall"

South Hall residents looking forward to the opening of a long-anticipated area park have a few more months of waiting.

July 26, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

"Mama! Mama! How was that?"

July 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch to upgrade drainage along railroad line

A bit of a snafu in design plans for the Lights Ferry connector project actually ended up bringing some good luck to both Flowery Branch and Norfolk Southern.

July 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Teen faces 20 charges in S. Hall crime spree

A South Hall teenager is facing additional charges after authorities say he committed a string of crimes, including burglary and arson.

July 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

‘Third time’s the charm:' McEver Road upgrade may proceed in Flowery Branch

A finish line may be in sight for negotiations between Flowery Branch and Hall County regarding what's been called an unsafe intersection within the city limits.

July 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Costs rise for South Hall road widening

Costs have more than doubled for right-of-way acquisition in the planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County.

July 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local

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