"Old Joe," the Confederate statue on Gainesville's downtown square, almost wasn't to be for a couple of reasons.
Today is the 79th anniversary of the fourth deadliest tornado in United States history.
The early 1900s were high times for Gainesville and Hall County.
Fifty-one years ago next month marks one of the most sensational crimes in Georgia's history: the execution murders of three Gwinnett County policemen.
Mossy Creek Campground lies between Ga. 254 and Skitts Mountain Road in White County.
One of the oldest golf courses in North Georgia is Mossy Creek, just over the Hall County line into White County on Ga. 254 next to Mossy Creek Campground and at the base of Skitts Mountain.
There have been so many changes among Gainesville's business districts over the years, you can't keep track of them.
Bob Hope once lived in Gainesville.
When local radio was in its pioneer stages, live acts, mostly country and gospel music, were a significant part of the programming.
Wiley Harben held the distinction of being Gainesville's first postmaster, appointed in 1823. He also had the distinction of being the first postmaster to lose his job for purely political reasons.
You never know where a bicycle ride will take you.
A new street sign went up in Gainesville the other day - Sweet Bay Drive, the entrance to Atlanta Botanical Gardens' Smithgall Woodland Gardens off Cleveland Road.
A version of this column ran in March 2000.
"Wireless" is a common term in today's age of modern electronics. It allows people to use their electronic devices in a variety of locations or situations.
The story of Hugh Minor Sr. has been well told. He was the Dawson County native and pioneer airplane pilot who lived much of his early life in Gainesville.
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Elections 100 years ago, on state, local and national levels, are not so dissimilar from this year's.
Old maps reveal a lot about the history of an area, changes that have come about, places that no longer are obvious.
Some Gainesville homes were still without electricity and used kerosene for both heating and lighting in the late 1940s when the idea for a public ...
Time for another history trivia quiz about Northeast Georgia. Answers at end of column.
Hall County was feeling its oats just before World War I. It had landed two large textile mills, other small industries were thriving, a few ...
The Candler Horse Guards was a Hall County militia group that despite its name went without its own horses for a while.
H.H. Perry, the colorful, constantly controversial Gainesville lawyer in the early 1900s, who never met a political race he didn't like, also had ...
The best 10 years of his life were spent working at the Dixie-Hunt Hotel, 68-year-old Clint Strother of Gainesville says.
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