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Festivals usher in fall's colors and characters

Cooler temperatures this past weekend arrived just in time for a full slate of fall festivals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business license official helps many realize dreams

Hall County Business License Director Susan Rector is in the business of helping people reach their goals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


First Fest draws families to Thompson Bridge Road church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church invited the community to enjoy the fall festivities Sunday at First Fest.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Incisionless surgery helps acid reflux sufferers

Imagine having surgery without an incision.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school board to discuss field trips

Parents will be able to voice their concerns tonight regarding the Hall County school board's new stance discouraging overnight out-of-state field trips.

October 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Wounded war hero gets big welcome home

The police department, fire department, and the Warriors' Watch Riders made a lot of noise in Gainesville Saturday afternoon as they pulled up to the house of Capt. Frank Barroqueiro to honor him at his welcome home party from Afghanistan.

October 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Group seeks lake impact study

They've heard the anecdotal evidence, but they want the documents to prove it.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton’s downtown streetscapes plan moves forward

BRASELTON - Braselton's downtown streetscapes project has received some initial guidance regarding its design.

October 17, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Breast cancer survivors introduced to fly fishing by women’s club

Sure, fly fishing tends to be a sport loved by men, but don't say that to members of the Georgia Women Flyfishers.

October 17, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Georgia DOT prepares for more work on area roads

If a dry spell settles in as predicted, the last big piece to the massive overhaul of Interstate 985 in South Hall is expected to fall into place by midmorning Thursday.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys and Girls Clubs celebrate successes

The "positive place for kids" wants to showcase its successes to the community during its upcoming Futures 4 Kids Gala.

October 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center named in top 5 percent for heart procedures

If you are in need of world-class cardiac care, look no further than your own backyard.

October 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students get look at area’s poverty

Sociology students at Gainesville State College are doing more than just learning about Hall County's social problems. To get an "A" in class, they have to spend an evening trying to alleviate them.

October 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Warmer houses won’t burn up bank account as much this winter

Residents could get a taste of winter this weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food giveaway targets hunger

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will distribute food to 800 families in the Hall County area today.

October 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Area taxi drivers on edge after recent slaying

It still doesn't seem real to Erbey Rebollar and the family business at Taxi El Palmar.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt provides fun for all ages

The inaugural Glow In The Dark Easter egg hunt took place Friday at Laurel Park.

March 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bayeux Tapestry replica makes brief appearance at University of North Georgia

If walls could talk, those of the University of North Georgia's dining hall banquet room would have had a lot to say Friday afternoon.

March 27, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County Fire Services Awards Ceremony recognizes emergency officials

The men and women that serve Hall County were honored Friday night during the inaugural Hall County Fire Services Awards Ceremony, held at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville's banquet hall.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Ted Oglesby honored by state lawmakers

Theodore N. "Ted" Oglesby was honored with a resolution in the Georgia State Senate chamber on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Final legislature sprint: Cannabis oil, school reform bills go to governor

As state lawmakers prepare for the final week of the General Assembly's 2015 session, several high-profile bills have made their way from debate to a vote. Others, however, are tied up and may not survive.

March 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Old man winter is hanging on; North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


NASA scientist tells North Hall sixth-graders they could go to Mars

Sixth-graders in North Hall County spent Thursday morning dreaming of walking on Mars.

March 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Braselton hospital holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road name restored to part of Ga. 347

In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.

March 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GSP: Man in serious condition after Dawsonville Highway wreck

Authorities transported a man in serious condition to the hospital after a wreck on Dawsonville Highway at Ga. 306.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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