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Wineries litter the mountains & hills

Tourism is big business for Northeast Georgia. Between Lake Lanier and the mountains, the beauty of the local area draws thousands of visitors who then spend money at area restaurants, shops and hotels.

September 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Make-A-Wish sends White County student to Disney

Saturday was a dream for any 9-year-old: a first limousine ride, first airplane trip, first visit to Disney World.

September 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Jarrard inducted into Ga. Music Hall of Fame

Gainesville native John Jarrard was inducted posthumously Saturday night into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

September 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire-breathing fun on Lake Lanier

Dragons are known for breathing fire, but Saturday they showed their competitive side through racing.

September 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Academy gives broad look at sheriff’s office operations

Civilians with a keen interest in law enforcement will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand during the Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy next week.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community stops to remember 9/11

Jennifer Orantes remembers walking through the streets of New York when the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 3.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials review plans for Braselton hospital

Should the need to be admitted to the hospital ever arise, Marguerite James says she doesn't care what name is on the building.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Archaeologist offers students information and encourages questions

Students at North Hall Middle School got the chance to learn about fossils and prehistoric humans from a visiting archaeologist Friday.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Historic 1930 house given bright future

The red brick house that sits across the street from Burger King in Gainesville received a new title this week - local historic home.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County authorities offer reward for information in shooting

CUMMING - A reward has been offered to help find the weapons used in an armed robbery and fatal shooting at a Forsyth County grocery store early this week.

September 10, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Sentence gives mother a second chance

Early Friday afternoon, Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin handed Patricia Darlene Turpin a 25-year sentence to be served on probation.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


4 charged with possession of marijuana

Four teenagers were charged Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony possession of marijuana and violation of the Street Gang and Terrorism Act.

September 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


County approves funding for North Hall park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding for the North Hall park project on Nopone Road at its Thursday board meeting. The county will use certificates of participation to cover the costs.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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