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Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days grows as it provides money for good causes

Locals and visitors had the opportunity to mine for gold and grab some fall festival treats this past weekend at the annual Gold Rush Days.

October 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Habersham family struggles with toddler’s heart disease

CORNELIA - It was supposed to be a celebration day.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times' website named best in South by publishers' group

For the second time in three years, The Times' website, gainesvilletimes.com, has been named the South's best website among papers its size by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Church goes back to roots with tartan service

First Presbyterian Church got in touch with in its Scottish roots Sunday.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County employee health costs going up

Hall County employees will soon see their health insurance costs rise.

October 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch duplex burned in fire

Fire caused extensive damage to a duplex in Flowery Branch Sunday night, but no injuries were reported.

October 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Area colleges to review admission rules for illegal students

Some colleges in the region will review admissions policies and could make changes by next year after the state Board of Regents voted Wednesday to enforce stricter rules for illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges.

October 17, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Foreclosures stable in North Georgia as rate increases nationwide

Nationally, more homes went into foreclosure this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to fall in 2006. In Hall County, however, the numbers are hovering at the same level.

October 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Inside the B-17 bomber, one slow foot after the other

Editor's note: Reporter Jeff Gill took a spin in a vintage B-17 bomber Thursday and wrote this first-person account of the experience.

October 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sterling on the Lake festival offers sky-high fun

Gryffen Andrews was trying to keep warm Saturday morning with her brown jacket and blue gloves.

October 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Festival benefits center for youth, veterans

It would be fair to say that the C.C. Cloud Youth Center sits on the road less traveled, both figuratively and literally.

October 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local man delivers help across the world

Wherever a natural disaster occurs, Mike Freeman may soon arrive with a ShelterBox.

October 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods Elementary teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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