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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

Memories of war and celebrations

War bride finds her soldier just in time

August 15, 2010 | | 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

Marine corporal recounts Easter landing on Okinawa

Although Grady Faulkner jokes that his memory is failing, he still remembers every detail of the day he was wounded in Okinawa, Japan.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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

Navy vet: ‘I admired the Japanese people’

Marion Trimmer remembers how nice the Japanese people were when he served in the Navy during and after World War II.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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

Back to School Rally offers tips on finding hidden drugs

As the mother of a teenage son, Barbara Allen randomly searches his room for illegal drugs.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Audit: State’s sex offender registry outdated

The basis of Georgia's statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system which contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

College majors changing with the times

College majors are now more skills-oriented and hands-on than ever.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Veterans get a show of gratitude at annual picnic

Cody Halvorson may only be 23 years old, but he has been through more than most men his age.

August 15, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Memories of V-J Day

Invasion of Japan turns to occupation

August 14, 2010 | From staff reports | 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

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Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thanksgiving brings out volunteers to distribute meals

It was a day of giving, of service and of fellowship.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Police presence ramps up ahead of Black Friday shopping

In and around stores, law enforcement will have a heavier presence ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bike helmet giveaway set for Monday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Hall County Fire Services are sponsoring a bike helmet giveaway for children ages 5-10 from 5-7 p.m. Monday ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen faces DUI, other charges after crashing into Cumming steakhouse

November 25, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Lakewood Baptist opening coffee shop in downtown Gainesville

Lakewood Baptist Church has plans to open a 5,000-square-foot coffee shop and deli at the corner of Washington and Green streets in downtown Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Food programs help families make ends meet

Brenda Vargas is thankful today that two of her children who attend Fair Street Elementary in Gainesville receive free lunches every school day.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Georgia Power warns of scammers

In light of recent reports of scammers impersonating Georgia Power employees in person and over the phone, the company is reminding customers to be cautious ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man threatened homeowner, was tied to previous home invasion

A Gainesville man with a handgun allegedly shouted vulgarities at an Antioch Campground Road homeowner, according to authorities.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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