BRASELTON - As 2009 draws to a close, Château Élan staff are planning for the resort's end of the year party - the Masquerade New Year's Celebration.
Dave Moody has been an educator for more than 17 years, but he said the past five years directing elementary education in Hall County schools have been the best.
Lanier Technical College recently received recognition from a national accrediting organization.
A recent report on booster seat safety has caused confusion and undue concern for parents, the nation's largest child safety advocacy group says.
BRASELTON - The town of Braselton received an A- bond rating from Standard & Poor's on its water and sewer revenue bonds, which will fund several town projects in the next two to three years.
When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.
Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.
The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.
Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.
As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.
JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.
The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.
For most, Christmas is a chance to take time off work and relax with friends and family.
Sara Totonchi has grown accustomed to fighting for the underdog.
Children spending Christmas in the hospital got a little more holiday cheer this year.
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The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.
Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.
No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.
When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.
Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.
In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.
More money will pour into Georgia's roads and bridges in coming years, but that will come with a price at the gas pump, as well as for electric vehicle owners and hotel/motel guests.
The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.
"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."
The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.
In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.
Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.
The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.
United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.
Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.
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