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Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days grows as it provides money for good causes

Locals and visitors had the opportunity to mine for gold and grab some fall festival treats this past weekend at the annual Gold Rush Days.

October 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Habersham family struggles with toddler’s heart disease

CORNELIA - It was supposed to be a celebration day.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times' website named best in South by publishers' group

For the second time in three years, The Times' website, gainesvilletimes.com, has been named the South's best website among papers its size by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Church goes back to roots with tartan service

First Presbyterian Church got in touch with in its Scottish roots Sunday.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County employee health costs going up

Hall County employees will soon see their health insurance costs rise.

October 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch duplex burned in fire

Fire caused extensive damage to a duplex in Flowery Branch Sunday night, but no injuries were reported.

October 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Area colleges to review admission rules for illegal students

Some colleges in the region will review admissions policies and could make changes by next year after the state Board of Regents voted Wednesday to enforce stricter rules for illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges.

October 17, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Foreclosures stable in North Georgia as rate increases nationwide

Nationally, more homes went into foreclosure this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to fall in 2006. In Hall County, however, the numbers are hovering at the same level.

October 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Inside the B-17 bomber, one slow foot after the other

Editor's note: Reporter Jeff Gill took a spin in a vintage B-17 bomber Thursday and wrote this first-person account of the experience.

October 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sterling on the Lake festival offers sky-high fun

Gryffen Andrews was trying to keep warm Saturday morning with her brown jacket and blue gloves.

October 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Festival benefits center for youth, veterans

It would be fair to say that the C.C. Cloud Youth Center sits on the road less traveled, both figuratively and literally.

October 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local man delivers help across the world

Wherever a natural disaster occurs, Mike Freeman may soon arrive with a ShelterBox.

October 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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