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Flowery Branch approves alcoholic beverage licensing fees

At lower rates than first proposed, caterers now can sell alcoholic beverages at off-premises events, such as weddings and reunions, in Flowery Branch.

March 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Census 2010: Georgia’s growth moves north

Hall County grew 29 percent since 2000, part of a massive swell across North Georgia, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


TV program tells how to take care of hemlocks

Homeowners can find out more about their hemlock trees, and ways to stop the pesky bug that threatens them, on a special television program airing this week.

March 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County deputy released from hospital after wreck

The Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy injured in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday night was treated and released from the hospital hours after the wreck, deputies said.

March 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Deal: Job creation crucial to boost Ga.'s economy

Job creation remains the focal point for solving Georgia's problems, Gov. Nathan Deal told business executives Wednesday.

March 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville leads in support of SPLOST

Hall County's penny sales tax for education, approved Tuesday, got broad support across Hall County but especially big support in Gainesville.

March 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Developer of subdivision asks to drop townhomes

Single-family homes may replace planned townhomes in a 30-acre section of one of Hall County's largest subdivisions, Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch.

March 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Senate OKs Sunday alcohol-sales bill

The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would allow local communities to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

March 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Seven men interviewed, released after gunfire exchange

Gainesville Police know there was a weekend gunfire exchange that didn't injure anyone outside an apartment complex and how a stolen gun was recovered, but they just don't know what the incident was all about.

March 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake Lanier Islands Resort starts new wellness program

Lake Lanier Islands Resort launched a new group wellness program Tuesday that organizers say is charting new territory in the world of destination health programs.

March 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ga. 369 closed in Forsyth County due to accident

An overturned tractor trailer has forced the closure of Ga. 369 in both directions just west of Doc Bramlett Road in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts honor Gainesville State president

Martha Nesbitt's personality is contagious, even infectious, her close friends say.

March 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of ...

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse ...

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser ...

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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