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History center focuses on Revolutionary War

Northeast Georgia History Center held its Family Day event Sunday. Each month, a different theme from history is picked and brought to life. Sunday's theme was the Revolutionary War period and featured volunteers dressed as people from the era.

June 09, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Dragon boat paddlers compete on Lanier for fun, Special Olympics

Dragon boat races usually are reserved for professional paddlers.

June 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


A starlight, star bright birthday bash for UNG-Gainesville

A golden anniversary calls for celebration.

June 07, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Gun lovers savor a day on the firing line

HOSCHTON - Some gun enthusiasts go their entire lives not being able to fire some of history's most iconic weapons.

May 31, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Visitors cool off on opening day of Splash Zone at Meadows Center

School is out, and kids were ready for their summer fun to start Saturday.

May 25, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Analysts expect gas prices to fall this summer

Gainesville and Georgia drivers may see relief at the gas pump heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend and beyond into the summer months.

May 20, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


A quacky lake race

Thousands of rubber ducks were turned loose in Hall County's outdoor bathtub Saturday to raise money and, for one lucky entrant, float home a $10,000 grand prize.

May 17, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


North Hall boys fall 4-0 to defending champs St. Pius X in semifinals

ATLANTA - After three road playoff wins, the battle-tested North Hall boys soccer team needed one more win to secure a berth in the state championship game.

May 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | High schools


A new kind of power meeting

The sounds of power tools humming and hammers hitting nails were heard Saturday as sawdust particles floated through the air at Howard Brothers hardware store in Oakwood.

May 10, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Re-enactors offer historic lessons at Longstreet’s Piedmont Hotel

History was brought back to life at the historic Piedmont Hotel on Saturday as Civil War re-enactors filled the lawn, dawning the 19th century clothes, including one person dressed as Gen. Robert E. Lee.

May 03, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Fishing provides purpose to local high school students

Lane Miller was failing five of his seven classes this year.

May 03, 2014 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Dogs have their day at annual Bark in the Park event

Families and their furry friends filled the Midtown Greenway Sunday afternoon for a day of paws and laughter.

April 28, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


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