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Wineries litter the mountains & hills

Tourism is big business for Northeast Georgia. Between Lake Lanier and the mountains, the beauty of the local area draws thousands of visitors who then spend money at area restaurants, shops and hotels.

September 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Make-A-Wish sends White County student to Disney

Saturday was a dream for any 9-year-old: a first limousine ride, first airplane trip, first visit to Disney World.

September 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Jarrard inducted into Ga. Music Hall of Fame

Gainesville native John Jarrard was inducted posthumously Saturday night into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

September 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire-breathing fun on Lake Lanier

Dragons are known for breathing fire, but Saturday they showed their competitive side through racing.

September 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Academy gives broad look at sheriff’s office operations

Civilians with a keen interest in law enforcement will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand during the Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy next week.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community stops to remember 9/11

Jennifer Orantes remembers walking through the streets of New York when the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 3.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials review plans for Braselton hospital

Should the need to be admitted to the hospital ever arise, Marguerite James says she doesn't care what name is on the building.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Archaeologist offers students information and encourages questions

Students at North Hall Middle School got the chance to learn about fossils and prehistoric humans from a visiting archaeologist Friday.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Historic 1930 house given bright future

The red brick house that sits across the street from Burger King in Gainesville received a new title this week - local historic home.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County authorities offer reward for information in shooting

CUMMING - A reward has been offered to help find the weapons used in an armed robbery and fatal shooting at a Forsyth County grocery store early this week.

September 10, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Sentence gives mother a second chance

Early Friday afternoon, Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin handed Patricia Darlene Turpin a 25-year sentence to be served on probation.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


4 charged with possession of marijuana

Four teenagers were charged Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony possession of marijuana and violation of the Street Gang and Terrorism Act.

September 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


County approves funding for North Hall park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding for the North Hall park project on Nopone Road at its Thursday board meeting. The county will use certificates of participation to cover the costs.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


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