Twenty-three American and international business leaders are gathering in Gainesville today to talk about the possibility of setting up shop in Georgia.
The new Hall County Extension agent has only been on the job for a few days. But he already knows his way around town.
The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow. As survivors of the Gainesville tornado of 1936 gathered on the day's 75th anniversary, the overwhelming emotion was one of gratitude. "It brings back the memory, the good that's in people," said Charles Morrow, 87, who cleaned brick for a penny a piece as the town rebuilt. "You can see the good in people because after that tornado, Gainesville was ...
As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.
The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.
The last finalist for the presidency of North Georgia College & State University visited Dahlonega Monday to interview with campus members and the selection committee.
A collapsed roof is keeping fire officials from determining the cause of an early Sunday blaze at the Pendergrass Flea Market.
The 1936 tornado moved east out of Gainesville, taking with it dirt and trees and the makings of a small city. As it passed across the South, dropping on other towns and eventually dissipating into the skies, it scattered parts of Gainesville across its path.
They hung from the rooftops and waved flags from window ledges, the men and women packed on street corners pressing on one another's shoulders, begging for a glimpse.
Word slowly seeped down the dirt roads, details of the storm that had swept away Gainesville. After a few uneasy days, 14-year-old Elizabeth Westbrook Smith traveled the 10 miles to town and saw the devastation herself. In the 75 years since, the images from that trip have not been easily shaken. "It was just a mass of charred flesh," said now 89-year-old Elizabeth with a solemn hush, reliving a memory no child should have been ...
The scar has faded but never disappeared, a dark purple smudge among the age spots and lines on Cleburn Patterson's left leg.
He would have been in that convertible, the one covered in bricks and stained with blood. But Jim DeLong decided to walk to school that day. On the morning of April 6, he turned down a ride and headed through the square with his brother and a friend. The darkness came in like a shroud. The black of the funnel - the beams and nails and shingles and soot that twisted around its core - ...
They were just babes, but the tornado became their first memory, shocked into the soul at tender ages when recollections are meant to be blurred and gold and light.
The score sat at zero to zero. They'd been playing for hours, but this game wasn't about winners and losers.
When Dr. Billy Hardman came to Gainesville in 1943, he was one of 14 physicians in town. In 1953, he became just the third person to serve Northeast Georgia Medical Center as chief of staff.