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Mega Millions, Powerball reach hefty jackpots

After cuts earlier this month to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, the game is getting much attention this week.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Iranian filmmaker urges cultural understanding

OAKWOOD - Iranian native Neda Sarmast encouraged those in her mostly student audience to become "cultural ambassadors" wherever they go, whether they are representing their school, Georgia or America.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT sets Dahlonega traffic study meeting

An information session has been called to discuss the "needs analysis" portion of a traffic study concerning Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega.

March 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal encouraged by early talks in water war

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday he plans to focus on Alabama in trying to resolve a two-decade, tri-state water dispute, but he also said his home state must take its owns steps to help solve the water woes.

March 21, 2011 | By Kate Brumbeck Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Police charge 1 in vehicle break-ins

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville resident in connection with several vehicle break-ins Saturday.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch woman celebrates 100th birthday

Flowery Branch resident Kate Bagby said her secret to living to be a century old is likely hard work.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch council to study long-term issues

Flowery Branch is a small town with big plans over the next few years, but its pockets are only so deep.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters plan April 1 benefit

They were just telling stories, really, about a beloved friend and fellow firefighter whose absence left a hole in many hearts as well as volunteer services.

March 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville’s greenway to get greener

Gainesville officials are ready to bring some greenery to the midtown greenway.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Soldier, family move into new Habitat house

Army Spc. Michael Walker returned from deployment in Afghanistan a year ago, yet he's just now getting his homecoming.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Funds raised to honor local leader

Grady Young is long gone, but his spirit lives on as his family and supporters continue his good works through the Grady Young Foundation. The nonprofit held its major fundraising events over the weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Legislators to gear up for bills’ final push

With Crossover Day behind them, state lawmakers are beginning to prioritize their final plans for the 2011 General Assembly session.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


March still too cold to swim in lake

If the warm spring weather tempts you to jump in Lake Lanier - don't.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a ...

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


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