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How was first year of Cherokee Bluff High? Principal and students give it high marks  Gainesville Times

It was the first last day of school at Cherokee Bluff High School on Friday, May 24. “In all my years of education, this has been the best year, by far,” Principal Wes ...

These plans for Sardis roundabout having nothing to do with traffic  Gainesville Times

An artistic touch may be coming next week to the roundabout at Sardis and Ledan roads in northwest Hall County.

Reward offered to identify who made threats to students at Flowery Branch High  Gainesville Times

The Hall County School District is offering a $1000 reward to determine the student or students who wrote threatening messages in bathroom stalls aimed at ...

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls team turns efficient defensive effort into easy first-round win  Gainesville Times

Contrary to one of the oldest sayings in sports, a good defense turned out to be the best offense for the Flowery Branch girls basketball team in Friday night's ...

High school tennis: Flowery Branch girls finish runner-up at South Forsyth tournament  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch High girls tennis program took second place at the South Forsyth tournament, after going 3-1 this weekend in Cumming.

Flowery Branch singer Andrew Jannakos finds his voice on national TV  Gainesville Times

Before Andrew Jannakos stepped onto the stage for his blind audition on “The Voice,” he crouched down to pray. That's the last thing he remembers and ...

Gwinnett teen rushed to hospital after drinking spiked lemonade at homecoming dance WXIA

The teen suffered from headaches, rash and vomiting. She said she received the drink in a hallway or classroom but didn't remember who gave it to her, ...

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls team faces toughest challenge yet against top-ranked Carver-Columbus  Gainesville Times

There are no easy games when it comes to state basketball semifinals, but the Flowery Branch girls team faces one of the toughest challenges today of all the ...

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls top Marist to claim Region 7-4A championship  Gainesville Times

Region MVP Caroline Wysocki scored 18 points and Ashley Scott finished with 10 for the Flowery Branch girls in a 50-34 win against Marist to wrap up the ...

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls dominate St. Pius X in second-round playoff victory  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team made it look easy Wednesday night in a complete domination of visiting St. Pius Xavier.

How South Hall is shuffling to make room for new Cherokee Bluff schools  Gainesville Times

The “South Hall shuffle” is finally complete as the Hall County School District prepares to open the new Cherokee Bluff middle and high schools in August, the ...

High school football: Marist takes down Flowery Branch 20-0  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch football team was defeated by Marist 20-0 on Friday night in Atlanta. With the loss the Falcons fall to 6-2 and 2-2 in Region 7-4A play.

Religious group releases details for large South Hall complex, 'Light at Flowery Branch'  Gainesville Times

With the unveiling of a website and filing of a draft application, a Mexico-based religious group's plans for a 272-acre multi-use development — Light at Flowery ...

Hall Sheriff's Office investigating possible spiked drink at Flowery Branch homecoming that left 15-year-old girl sick  Gainesville Times

A 15-year-old girl was sickened at the Flowery Branch High School homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 6, when her drink was possibly spiked with an ...

Football: Denmark falls to Flowery Branch to end season  Forsyth County News Online

By Sarah Woodall. The Gainesville Times. It wasn't pretty, but the Flowery Branch High football team found a way past a determined Denmark program on a ...

High school basketball: Seniors shine on senior night as the Flowery Branch girls team blows out Marist to take 100th win in last four seasons  Gainesville Times

It was senior night at Flowery Branch Friday, and when the spotlight was on them, the Lady Falcons fourth-year players delivered. Seniors Caroline Wysocki ...

High school football: Fifth-ranked Flowery Branch loses OT thriller to No. 1 Blessed Trinity, 21-20  Gainesville Times

Pass on 2-point try in OT was no good as No. 1 Blessed Trinity escaped with a win in Flowery Branch on Friday.

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls basketball team tops Marist 64-48  Gainesville Times

Ashley Woodroffe had 25 points for the Flowery Branch girls in a 64-48 win against Marist on Saturday. Ashlee Locke had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the ...

Retired Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller joins Flowery Branch staff  Gainesville Times

The man who guided Gainesville High to its lone football GHSA title in 2012, is on the move once again.

Man accused of Flowery Branch crime spree was previously charged with carjacking, declared insane  Gainesville Times

A North Carolina man accused of a string of crimes in Flowery Branch this week previously had carjacking charges against him dismissed and was declared ...

High school football: Flowery Branch pulls away for 27-7 win against West Hall in high-stakes region contest  Gainesville Times

With the win, Flowery Branch moves to 7-2 on the season and 3-2 in Region 7-4A and clinches a spot in the playoffs. West Hall falls to 2-7 and 1-4 in region play.

No. 9 Flowery Branch fends off late rally by Denmark, wins 28-19 in regular-season finale  Gainesville Times

It wasn't pretty, but the Flowery Branch High football team found a way past a determined Denmark program on a frigid Friday night in Flowery Branch.

High school softball: Flowery Branch falls to Madison County in second round of Class 4A playoffs  Gainesville Times

It was tough sledding from the get-go for the Flowery Branch High softball team during a second-round playoff doubleheader against Madison County on ...

A day of many firsts at Cherokee Bluff schools in South Hall  Gainesville Times

There's a certain allure to starting something from scratch. And that feeling was contagious among teachers, staff and students at Cherokee Bluff High School on ...

Freshman Maggie Wadsworth is making an early impact for Flowery Branch soccer team  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch freshman forward Maggie Wadsworth never had any issues transitioning to high school soccer. Wadsworth netted three goals in each of the ...

Apartments for 'Just' People open in Flowery Branch  Gainesville Times

Thanks to the new apartment community, adults with developmental disabilities in Hall County now have the chance to live independently.

Flowery Branch announces new hire to fill boys basketball coaching vacancy  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch has hired a new boy's basketball coach in Jay Burney, Flowery Branch athletic director Jimmy Lawler announced in a statement on Tuesday.

High school softball: Flowery Branch falls to Marist in Region 7-4A softball Championship  Gainesville Times

The Lady Falcons fell to Marist in both games of the region championship series on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

New South Hall restaurant serves up taste of Chicago and Sicily  Gainesville Times

When Danny Raciti takes a bite of his restaurant's homestyle pizza, he thinks of home. Having opened Rachetti's Cafe and Pizzeria on April 5 at 7437 Spout ...

Gainesville teen sickened after lemonade spiked at homecoming, police say WXIA

The high school freshman at Flowery Branch High School was rushed to the hospital after drinking a cup of spiked lemonade at homecoming. The Hall County ...

Meet all the Hall County Schools Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

Amy Holliman. School: Myers Elementary. Teaches: 4th grade. Years at school: 7. Years teaching: 11. City of residence: Braselton. Quote: Being an educator is ...

Kitchen Inspections March 6-13  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 6-13 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

24 hours inside Flowery Branch's Fire Station 5  Gainesville Times

As Hall County Fire Services prepares for new leadership with incoming Fire Chief Chris Armstrong, Times reporter Nick Watson spent 24 hours with the rank ...

19-year-old charged with rape in Flowery Branch  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville man originally accused of misdemeanor sexual battery was later charged with rape after further investigation, police said.

Flowery Branch not planning on going one-and-done in Class 4A football playoffs  Gainesville Times

As Flowery Branch High put a wrap on its regular season last Friday with a win against Denmark, second-year football coach Ben Hall reminded his ...

Apartment projects could be part of Flowery Branch growth  Gainesville Times

Single-family housing may be booming in the Flowery Branch area, but Jonathan Collins doesn't see the same trend for apartment rentals.

They were marching band director and student. Now these 2 men both lead high school bands  Gainesville Times

Adam Youngman is indeed a young man. But at 25 years old, the new band director at East Hall High School is already sharing the same field with his mentor, ...

Authorities investigating hoax report of school threat at Flowery Branch High  Gainesville Times

Hall County school administrators squashed rumors of a student with a weapon on the Flowery Branch High School campus Thursday morning, Feb. 22.

A bigger Starbucks is now open in Flowery Branch Target  Gainesville Times

The project took a little longer than expected, but Starbucks has reopened in a larger, more open space in the Target store at 5865 Spout Springs Road in ...

What Hall legislators want to name for the Atlanta Falcons  Gainesville Times

The new Exit 14 interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, due to be ready in August, could honor the Atlanta Falcons, whose training facility and corporate ...

Flowery Branch girls basketball seniors aim for 100th win on senior night  Gainesville Times

Friday night's Region 7-4A bout between the Flowery Branch and Marist girls basketball teams will be a special one for the seniors on the Lady Falcons squad.

Hall County has had 8 shootings since the start of 2019. Here's when and where they happened  Gainesville Times

As of Jan. 25, eight shootings have been reported in Hall County in 2019.

Wadsworth's hat trick leads No. 5 Flowery Branch to upset victory over No. 2 Marist  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch freshman Maggie Wadsworth finished the contest with three goals and an assist as the No. 5 Lady Falcons claimed a comfortable 4-1 win over ...

Schools celebrate 2019 STAR students, teachers  Gainesville Times

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems along with private schools honored their top academic students at an event Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Oaks at ...

Food trucks are coming to Flowery Branch  Gainesville Times

If you're looking to try something new in Flowery Branch, head over to Beer Me in downtown for food truck Sundays.

Kitchen Inspections Dec.10-14, 2018  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Dec.10-14 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

This Flowery Branch bar and grill appears to have closed  Gainesville Times

A Flowery Branch restaurant that billed itself as a “family-oriented” sports bar apparently has closed.

Flowery Branch's Andrew Jannakos wins battle round on 'The Voice'  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch's Andrew Jannakos said you start to feel a whole range of different emotions under the lights and rolling cameras.

Kitchen Inspections March 21-27  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 21-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

No. 5 Flowery Branch girls regroup in second half, storm past Chestatee for 61-38 region basketball win  Gainesville Times

For a while, Chestatee High's girls basketball team made things interesting against region unbeaten Flowery Branch Tuesday night.

How many homes Hall housing boom is bringing to county  Gainesville Times

That hammering noise you hear down the street may be home building in Hall County — and quite possibly the start of a residential boom not seen since before ...

Flowery Branch football team drops playoff opener to Ridgeland, 34-14  Gainesville Times

Chase Dial-Watson scored on a 3-yard run and Elijah Gainey threw for a touchdown for Flowery Branch in a 34-14 first round defeat in the Class 4A state ...

Flowery Branch keeps rolling with 28-19 win over Gainesville  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch (4-0) rode a bruising rushing attack and a big special teams play to a 28-19 victory over Gainesville (0-5) Friday to stay undefeated on the ...

High school track and field: Athletes gave early preview at Riverside Military Indoor Winter Challenge  Gainesville Times

Down time was hard to come by for Riverside Military Academy track and field coach Tim Cummings during Saturday's third annual Riverside Military's Indoor ...

Defensive mistakes hamper Flowery Branch in 10-6 loss to Starr's Mill  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch baseball team was productive at the plate throughout Friday afternoon's non-region game against Starr's Mill, but the Falcons committed a ...

Fall break is getting longer for 2019-20 school calendar in Hall  Gainesville Times

The 2019-20 academic year calendar for Hall County Schools includes three days for fall break where there have been two.

Lanierland girls: Flowery Branch girls keep drive for fourth straight title alive  Gainesville Times

Coming off of three straight Lanierland titles, the Flowery Branch girls basketball team knows how to win at the Hall County winter tournament. The Lady Falcons ...

Player of the Week: A versatile, intelligent Jerzee Allentini has breakout night for Flowery Branch in regular-season finale  Gainesville Times

When asked to describe Jerzee Allentini, Flowery Branch football coach Ben Hall didn't identify size as the most imposing feature of the Falcons starting ...

6 West Hall students suspended, facing charges after school fight  Gainesville Times

Six female students at West Hall High have been suspended and face criminal charges following a fight on the school's campus.

Lanierland girls: Flowery Branch storms past North Hall to win fourth-straight championship  Gainesville Times

After building double-digit lead early, Lady Falcons cruised to their fourth-consecutive Lanierland title Saturday.

Flowery Branch girls basketball team rolls to home victory over Chestatee behind dominant defensive effort  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team put in a complete effort Friday night against Chestatee, getting double-digit points from Caroline Wysocki and Ashley ...

Athlete of the Week: Two-sport athlete Caroline Wysocki hits 1000 points for Flowery Branch  Gainesville Times

Until two days before a road game against Blessed Trinity, Flowery Branch point guard Caroline Wysocki had no idea the matchup against the Lady Titans ...

What Flowery Branch's newest park will offer, when it will open  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch is joining the national trend to use a bit of public green space, or “pocket parks,” to inspire walkable communities. Construction is well underway ...

This part of Spout Springs Road will be closed for six months starting Jan. 21  Gainesville Times

The Spout Springs Road bridge over Interstate 85 is scheduled to be closed Jan. 21 as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation's I-85 widening project.

Gainesville High School campus fire ruled arson  Gainesville Times

Gainesville Fire officials confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on ...

8 road projects coming up in 2019 for Hall County  Gainesville Times

Road construction is a way of life in Hall County, and it's about to become more widespread.Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation, ...

Flowery Branch City Councilwoman Mary Jones resigns from Post 2 seat  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch City Councilwoman Mary Jones is stepping down from the Post 2 seat she has held since 2012.

Christ Place Church installs 80-foot cross at Flowery Branch campus  Gainesville Times

It's almost impossible to miss. But in case you have, Christ Place Church has installed an 80-foot cross in front of its new worship center, which held its first ...

Transgender student barred from prom king nomination  Gainesville Times

A transgender student was nominated but then removed by the school district from this year's prom king ballot at Johnson High School.

These Cherokee Bluff students get answers on safety, shutdown from state school superintendent  Gainesville Times

Students at Cherokee Bluff High in South Hall got a rare visit on Tuesday, Jan. 8, but they were ready for the occasion.

How students in local school districts fared on this year's SAT  Gainesville Times

More students in Hall, Gainesville, Buford, Forsyth and Dawson schools took the SAT in 2018 than did in 2017, helping Georgia best the national average in ...

Flowery Branch makes decision on closing railroad crossing, tables water rate hike  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch City Council unanimously approved the closing of a railroad crossing and a multimillion-dollar investment in the tax allocation district plan.

What to expect on I-985 in South Hall in the next few months  Gainesville Times

Motorists on Interstate 985 might want to keep a GPS device handy as they travel in South Hall the next few months.

Kitchen Inspections Nov. 26-30, 2018  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Nov.26-30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

Why Flowery Branch believes closing railroad crossings would ease traffic  Gainesville Times

Bill Stark “really didn't want” a popular cut-through road running by the 67-home subdivision he's developing off McEver Road. That was something pushed by ...

Authorities: Man stabbed several times after argument at Gainesville home  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville woman attempted to hit a man with a frying pan when she was asked to leave an Athens Street home, according to authorities. A Flowery Branch ...

High school scoreboard: Millie Filson's hat trick leads Lakeview Academy girls soccer team to win over George Walton Academy  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy's Millie Filson scored three second-half goals to complete a hat trick in her fourth straight game as the Lady Lions beat George Walton ...

South Hall residents brace for possible battle over church development  Gainesville Times

South Hall residents moved from social media and online petitions to airing their concerns in public Thursday, Sept. 20, about a Mexico-based church's plans for ...

Badge and Bar: Man released 2 weeks ago from prison arrested after SWAT standoff  Gainesville Times

A homeowner trying to sell her Buford home was told this week someone was squatting at the Garrett Road residence. What police found was a Dahlonega man ...

Leslie Jarchow will be sworn in next week to Flowery Branch Post 3 seat  Gainesville Times

Political newcomer Leslie Jarchow defeated retired educator Christine Worl Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the special election for Flowery Branch City Council Post 3 seat.

High school football poll: Flowery Branch comes in at No. 7 in Class 4A after Week 1  Gainesville Times

Class AAAAAAA. Pts. 1. Grayson (12) 172. 2. Colquitt County (1) 158. 3. North Gwinnett (5) 144. 4. Walton 115. 5. Lowndes 97. 6. Milton 67. 7. Archer 61. 8.

Man accused of child molestation, showing young girl pornography  Gainesville Times

A Flowery Branch man is accused of exposing a young girl to pornography and then engaging “in appropriate sexual behavior” with the girl, according to ...

Photo slideshow: Flowery Branch graduation  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch High held its graduation Thursday, May 24, at Free Chapel Worship Center.

High school swimming: Cherokee Bluff looking to compete well in first Hall County championship  Gainesville Times

When area swimmers dive in to the 2019 Hall County Swimming Championships at 9:30 a.m. today in Gainesville, one program will get its first opportunity to lay ...

Swedish company announces new Hall County plant, creating 75 jobs  Gainesville Times

A Swedish maker of materials for road and pavement markings has announced it will build a plant in Hall County, creating 75 jobs.

Watch video live from Times Sports Media Day  Gainesville Times

High school football coaches and players from 10 teams in Hall County discuss the upcoming season with Times sports staff.

Craft beer shop, market opening in new downtown Flowery Branch building  Gainesville Times

Beer Me has opened in downtown Flowery Branch, and Lakeside Market was preparing earlier this week to be its neighbor in a new red brick building on Main ...

Flowery Branch team wins world Odyssey of the Mind title  Gainesville Times

Siara Chavez wasn't the only student on her Flowery Branch High School team that was surprised to take first place at the 39th annual Odyssey of the Mind ...

Where you can recycle your Christmas tree after the holiday  Gainesville Times

Hall County is again participating in the “Bring One for the Chipper” program, recycling undecorated Christmas trees for free after the holiday is over.

Man given 25 years in child molestation case  Gainesville Times

Assistant District Attorney Harold Buckler said he, investigators and fellow attorneys continued to search for answers in the month since the conviction of ...

How Hall County hopes to expand, benefit from regional recycling program  Gainesville Times

Hall County will now be taking in Lumpkin County's recycling as the beginning of what officials hope could be a regional recycling program.

Flowery Branch's Andrew Jannakos makes 'The Voice'  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch's Andrew Jannakos picked Maroon 5's frontman Adam Levine for a coach after the blind audition Monday, March 18 on “The Voice.”

What's the latest addition to South Hall growth? A 248-unit apartment complex in Braselton  Gainesville Times

A 248-unit apartment complex is joining the growth on Spout Springs Road in Braselton in South Hall.Construction has started on the complex off Thompson Mill ...

High school golf: Gainesville's boys and girls teams lead after the first day of the Hall County Golf Championship  Gainesville Times

Gainesville's boys and girls golf teams have opened up the Hall County Golf Championship with early leads after the first day of the event at Chicopee Woods ...

Oakwood Elementary gets interim principal  Gainesville Times

Jeremy Boleman was approved as interim principal at Oakwood Elementary School by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday, Dec. 10.

Kitchen Inspections Dec.03-07, 2018  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Dec.03-07 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department.

Flowery Branch police may do more traffic checkpoints following 5 arrests, 28 citations  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch Police arrested five and wrote 28 citations during a weekend traffic checkpoint.Officers conducted the checkpoint between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct.

South Hall residents trying to stop La Luz del Mundo's plans for property  Gainesville Times

A petition has started to stop plans for “City of the Light of the World,” a proposed 272-acre, church-sponsored development featuring housing, retail, hotels, ...

Game of the week: Flowery Branch and Gainesville revive historic rivalry  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch and Gainesville are in polar opposite positions ahead of tonight's game at City Park Stadium. The fifth-ranked Falcons (3-0) are trying to make ...

Fight between teens leads to assault with hammers, police report  Gainesville Times

Police say two South Hall teens assaulted two other teens with hammers in what an investigator described as a “fight among teenagers.”

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