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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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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


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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