When Gainesville's airport was merely a dirt strip on the hill where the more modern facility is today, Hugh Minor Sr. was among the handful of pilots who flew regularly.
The recent Georgia Legislature's fussing about car tags revives memories of other tussles that became election campaign topics.
And this past session appears to be much of that: fueling fodder for candidates at the ballot box, whether it be this year's legislative and local races or future statewide campaigns.
Ramblin' Tommy Scott will bring his old-timey medicine show to Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University next month, and he'll be selling the snake oil whose formula was passed on to him by his mentor, Doc M.F. Chamberlain, more than 75 years ago.
It seems like the 2008 election campaign already has lasted a decade, but it's just getting started.
An informal group of railroad buffs is trying to track routes of long-gone railroads that chugged through the highlands of North Georgia.
Gainesville High School has a long tradition of championship sports teams. Could you imagine the school without any athletics program at all? It happened, though briefly, in 1933.
One person more than any other was responsible for Gainesville and Hall County being compensated for infrastructure that was affected by the creation of Lake Lanier.
Legislators wanting to challenge Georgia's border with Tennessee better be careful what they ask for. When Georgia got into a border dispute with North Carolina two centuries ago, it came out on the short end.
Presidential assassinations, and attempted assassinations, burn deep into Americans' memories.
Recent rains, some coming close to qualifying as the frog-strangling variety, have inched the level of Lake Lanier up gradually.
The familiar painted Snowdrift Flour sign is barely readable on the side of the old brick Carter Wholesale building at the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Maple Street in downtown Gainesville.
Like a lot of other people, one of our grandchildren's favorite things on mild winter afternoons is scouring the expanded shore of Lake Lanier, hoping to find that special treasure.
Ray Wofford died Jan. 4, but they're still singing his praises.
When Georgia was celebrating its bicentennial in 1933, Hall County historian William H. Hosch provided some firsts for Gainesville and Hall County. Some are well-known; others are more obscure.
Longtime Hall Countians are remembering three former Gainesville educators who died within the last few days: Louise Platt Bloom, Bertha Turner and Brownie Flournoy.
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.
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