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Founder of mission group dies of malaria

A longtime Gainesville chiropractor who, along with his wife, sold their possessions to become "missionaries to the missionaries" in founding Helping Hands Foreign Missions, died Saturday of malaria. He was 58.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Horns blared, flags waved in Hall as WWII ended

Gainesville-Hall County had its share of news the week of Aug. 16, 1945, when the now-defunct Gainesville News published its weekly edition.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parsons enlisted in Navy after Dec. 7 radio report on Pearl Harbor

The radio news report on Dec. 7, 1941, motivated James R. Parsons into the military.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joy shares view of Hiroshima in ruins

James Joy remembers the ship, an oil tanker that helped refuel dozens of craft across both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall man escaped from sinking ship

BUFORD - Clyne Veal survived months in the Atlantic Theater aboard the Navy destroyer USS Emmons, including the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area vets recall signing of treaty

A formidable sight, with its length that of three football fields and imposing guns aimed at the sky, the USS Missouri sits anchored today as a memorial in Pearl Harbor.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


65 years later, V-J Day still a pivotal moment in history

Church bells rang out, fire engines rang their sirens and - as we know from the famous picture - a seaman and a nurse locked lips in New York City's Times Square.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch seeks more info on impact fees

Flowery Branch City Council didn't promptly dismiss development impact fees Thursday night, although it didn't warmly embrace them.

August 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planners give U.S. 129 widening top priority

An area planning group voted Tuesday to make widening a 6.72-mile portion of U.S. 129 between interstates 985 and 85 a top priority if funding becomes available.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch mulls impact fees

Development impact fees, once all the rage among governments to help pay for infrastructure, haven't made as much noise in a tanked economy.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood approves $2.1 million sewer line construction

A long-awaited sewer project got Oakwood City Council's OK Monday night.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakewood pastor thanked for two decades of service

With cards, humor and speeches, Lakewood Baptist Church members showed their gratitude Sunday to Tom Smiley for 20 years as senior pastor of the church off Thompson Bridge Road.

August 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Keep an eye out as school buses fill Hall County roads

With more than 100 yellow buses filling Hall County's roads, it's time again for motorists to be more alert than ever.

August 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcycle run to benefit ‘Pillows for Patriots’

A Flowery Branch woman has organized a motorcycle run to help raise money so those deployed in the military - such as her son Joel - can sleep with a pillow under their heads.

August 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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