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Competitors take to the skies in balloon race

HELEN - Piloting hot air balloons has taken Bud Person all over the world. This week it brought him and his wife Wendy from Gainesville, Fla., to the alpine village of Helen.

June 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ga. man falls off Glacier park cliff

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Good News van driver charged after wreck

Gainesville Police have identified Thomas Ramirez, 52, as the driver of the Good News at Noon van that ran a red light and collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall officials propose deep cuts to 2012 budget

Hall County's proposed 2012 budget would slash spending by closing nearly all county parks and four of its six libraries to make up an $11.5 million deficit.

June 03, 2011 | BY JACOB DEMMITT AND JEFF GILL | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may slow effort to relocate department

Although Flowery Branch City Council members can see the benefits of unifying the public works department in a single location, they are having second thoughts about immediately funding the project.

June 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont couple wins 2011 Farmer of the Year

Allen and Doris Conner moved to a 9 acre plot of land in Clermont in 1977.

June 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


GED test prices won’t increase yet

The cost of taking the GED test will remain the same for now while the company that administers the test resolves technical issues with giving the test by computer.

June 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall animal shelter taking 50 dogs north

The Hall County Animal Shelter has 50 dogs that are about to find a new home, but it won't be Hall County - or even in the South, for that matter.

June 02, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville man in hospital after wreck

June 02, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Top agriculture awards given out at annual breakfast

Several local agriculturalists were honored Thursday morning at the annual Hall County agribusiness breakfast.

June 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


North Hall County budget hearing is tonight at 7

North Hall area residents have a chance tonight to share their opinions on the proposed fiscal year 2012 county budget.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Camp gives kids new experiences, relationships

Gainesville police officers Kevin Holbrook and Joe Britte are well-trained in the art of establishing a perimeter.

June 01, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Racing Hall of Fame reopens after two years of renovations

Dawsonville's storied racing history revved up over the weekend as volunteers with the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame celebrated the museum's grand reopening.

June 01, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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