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Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wine enthusiasts brave rain for Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - People huddled under umbrellas, held raincoats over each other and even took shuttles from the Inn at Château Élan to the winery across the street - anything it would take to avoid the pouring rain and get to the main event.

August 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Clermont combines two festivals into one bigger event

Two late-summer festivals are joining forces this year as the Clermont City Celebration Sept. 5.

August 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Many elderly drivers unaware of drug side effects

As head of Hall County's area agency on aging, Pat Freeman sees the issues that affect elderly drivers.

August 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Perseverance pays for Appalachian artists

With its mountain vistas, brightened in the fall by changing leaves, one might think North Georgia would be filled with painters staring at the horizon.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dealers take clunkers; now where’s the cash?

Following a whirlwind of sales during the Cash for Clunkers program, many local dealerships still are waiting to get paid by Uncle Sam.

August 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Grown-up world for kids turns 7

Would you like to enter a world that is all your own?

August 29, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

A long road to college

Andrew Furey's cheeks are red.

August 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Baldwin resident campaigns in vain against crematory

BALDWIN - Bodies still are being cremated some 25 feet from the home of Theron Ayers' 91-year-old mother-in-law, and he doesn't like it.

August 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Frontage Road becomes ‘roads’

OAKWOOD - Once a vital connector with easily reached businesses and neighborhoods, Frontage Road in South Hall now sits in three pieces with some people struggling to give or get directions.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Motorcycle ride honors a local restaurant owner and friend

JEFFERSON - They staggered their motorcycles in long rows in front of the shop, sitting their helmets on the seats and sipping coffee while they waited for the ride to begin.

August 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Hundreds expected at state tourism conference

Some 350 to 400 people are expected to arrive for the three-day Governor's Tourism Conference next week at Lake Lanier Islands resort.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville woman pleads guilty in embezzlement case

A Gainesville woman was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $600,000 from a Buford company whose owners said they treated her like a daughter.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lakeview to search for new headmaster

A Lakeview Academy advisory committee will begin its search today for a new headmaster.

August 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Goggles let Jefferson students see effects of drunk driving

JEFFERSON - Even though he was under the influence, Avery Wood gladly got behind the wheel of a vehicle with Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman as his passenger.

August 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thanksgiving brings out volunteers to distribute meals

It was a day of giving, of service and of fellowship.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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