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Château Élan hosts festival offering unique wines, standout fare

Stomping grapes, sipping national, international and Georgia wines and brewskies, and sampling harvest barbecue delicacies kept visitors entertained at the 15th annual Vineyard Fest at Château Élan on Sunday afternoon.

August 29, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Ga. has sold $45 billion in lottery tickets

At Flowery Branch Convenience on Spout Springs Road, early morning customers come in for three things - coffee, a newspaper and a lottery ticket.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Antique owners learn how to bring their treasures back to life

Your attic is full of old family junk. It can't be worth anything more than sentiment, right?

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Despite big budgets, Georgia’s lottery-funded programs feel squeeze of economic downturn

The Georgia Lottery Corp. lost more than $65 million between 2009, when ticket sales were highest, and 2011.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No immigrant releases yet in Gainesville

A new policy essentially allowing several illegal immigrants to be released from federal custody has not yet resulted in any releases from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's leased facility in Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to open post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Archery tournament keeps bow hunting tradition alive at Wauka Mountain

With archery season just a few weeks away, local hunters take the opportunity to hone their skill with a friendly competition.

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Gainesville police officers are searching for a man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of a West Ridge Road convenience store.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Times seeks memories of Pearl Harbor

The Times is planning coverage of the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville selects superintendent search firm

The Gainesville school board has chosen a search firm to represent it in the search for a superintendent to replace Wanda Creel, who is leaving ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man robbed of wallet at gunpoint

A man was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday while in Gainesville, police said.

November 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Gainesville elementary school gets its name: Mundy Mill Academy

Mundy Mill Academy will be the name of the new Gainesville City Schools elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision. The school will be ready ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall school system considering new bus technology

Parent worries about the school bus not dropping off their child at the usual time may eventually become a thing of the past in Hall ...

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia governor orders flags lowered to honor slain marshal from Flowery Branch

Flags at the Georgia Capitol building and grounds will fly at half-staff today to honor a deputy U.S. marshal killed on the job.

November 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Cobb Street bridge in Lula reopens

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula has reopened to traffic.

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kubota expanding national distribution center in Jefferson

Kubota Manufacturing of America announced Monday that it has begun construction on a 617,865-square-foot expansion of its national distribution center on the company's ...

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Arby’s coming to New Holland area

Food options keep popping up around the Kroger at New Holland Marketplace.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Problematic’ target system needing repair for Sheriff’s Office

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles and his planning and preparedness director Scott Cagle took aim on the Hall ...

November 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sterling on the Lake subdivision seeing major growth

With hammers banging and lots being cleared, one of Hall County's largest neighborhoods, Sterling on the Lake, continues to grow.

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcycle rider loses leg in hit-and-run wreck

A hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and motorcycle Saturday in South Hall led to the motorcycle rider losing his right leg.

November 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake Lanier's falling water level affects rowers, paddlers

Last winter, the boathouse at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park off Clarks Bridge Road had standing water and the bottom floor of the Olympic Timing ...

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Solving the dementia puzzle: Drop in Alzheimer’s credited to ongoing education, active brains

Education may be the missing piece in the puzzle of solving why rates of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have decreased lately.

November 27, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cut your own Christmas tree, but beware of drying it out early

There are countless different reasons to pick a certain type of Christmas tree. Any family who has bought a tree knows the struggle and weighing ...

November 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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