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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


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Lawmakers get committee assignments

State lawmakers serving parts of Hall County have now received their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session, which kicked off Jan. 9.

January 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Victim testifies about cuts to hands, blood in kidnapping, aggravated assault case

A victim testified Monday in Hall County Superior Court about the cuts to her hands after she was allegedly assaulted on Feb. 29 in Oakwood.

January 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Banks County couple enjoying time with quadruplets

With her daughter's tiny fingers wrapped in her own, Julie Davidson could only gaze at her newborn through the glass enclosure.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry now proposes fewer homes in plans for residential program for women fleeing sex trafficking

Plans have been scaled back on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


As tech jobs, wages rise, schools promote STEM studies

Gainesville and Hall County schools are doing their part to get more of their students interested in the science, technology, engineering and math fields of ...

January 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boling Bridge work will close lanes overnight Tuesday

The latest work to replace Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line will require more overnight lane closures Tuesday.

January 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Girl Power aims to fight bullying

It's a meaningful and timely event for young girls and the women who love them.

January 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fans fired up as Falcons soar to Super Bowl

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quadruplets are born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

History has been made at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as the Gainesville hospital's first-ever set of quadruplets has been born.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to reopen its public housing waiting list

The Gainesville Housing Authority is reopening its waiting list for public housing in February.

January 22, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Housing values hard to determine, even when based on history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Whether it's oral contraceptive birth control or an intrauterine device, there's a good chance that a woman you know is using one or ...

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

The children in Kerri Larson's first-grade class huddled at their small desks peering at clusters of beads arranged in groups on colored construction paper ...

January 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Dress Up has lots of places to go

Derrick and Danielle Case are shoppers.

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

The picture is coming into greater focus of the remains of a woman found in July along Interstate 985 in Buford, according to officials.

January 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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