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Hot air balloon lands in Lanier

A hot air balloon landed safely in Lake Lanier Sunday night, Hall County Fire Services reported.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire claims three lives in Forsyth County

A fire killed three people and destroyed a mobile home Saturday night in north Forsyth County.

April 17, 2011 | From staff, regional staff reports | Local


Man charged in scam involving illegal immigrants

A Gainesville man has been charged in a tax return scheme in which he allegedly bilked illegal immigrants of some $465,000.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Civil War at 150: Longstreet left his mark on Gainesville

He became a Republican during the GOP-led, post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont hotel is monument to Gen. Longstreet

To drive past the unassuming, single-story building on Maple Street, one would never guess the Piedmont Hotel once was the high-society hub of Gainesville more than a century ago.

April 17, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Newtown prays for neighborhood

Residents concerned about the impact of an industrial business on a Gainesville neighborhood joined together and pleaded to God. They prayed Saturday for a change, the kind that heals and strengthens an entire community.

April 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Mountain music comes to town

DAHLONEGA - To say that there is music on every corner of the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival this weekend is not correct - it's way more than that.

April 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tea Party Patriots rally in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gingrich rallies GOP in Cumming

In what was once a blue state, red has taken hold in Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie alarenzie@forsythnews.com | Local


Fifth-graders learn about life at Brenau

While many college students likely shy away from an early morning chemistry class, a group of fifth-graders excitedly took their places behind lab tables Friday.

April 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Driving programs aimed at young and old

The music blared on the loud- speaker at Johnson High School's stadium, where the play on the field had nothing to do with a game.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Butterfly release honors those victimized by violent crimes

Some butterflies lifted right into the air from cradled palms. Some wings took a bit longer to flutter.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Big crowd expected at Dawsonville tax rally

Organizers say a planned tax rally today in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofit hosts recycling event

Archaic electronics will go to good use today at a community recycling event.

April 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall officials brace for tough cuts

As Hall County officials begin to crunch the numbers, they know services must be cut for the next budget year, which starts July 1.

April 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall educators to be honored at career, technical education event

Four Hall County educators, all in career and technical education, will be honored Tuesday as state award winners at the group's annual conference.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall deputy rescues neighbors, dog from house fire

Perry Cook was just taking his dogs out for some fresh air and exercise at home on June 8.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s first triathlon inspired by push for organ donations

Forty of North Georgia's finest athletes took to the beaches, streets and paths Saturday at Don Carter State Park for Gainesville's first-ever triathlon.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville board responds to community complaints about Enota project

Four speakers at a June 20 meeting of the Gainesville school board expressed concerns about the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reconstruction project.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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