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Amicalola Falls competes to be named America's Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

July 24, 2011 | MICHELLE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Factors lead to higher gas prices

Local drivers are taking notice of escalating gas prices and many aren't sure of what they can do to ease the strain.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake at its lowest level since 2007-09 drought

Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board to vote on energy-saving measure

The Hall County school board is set to vote on implementing phase one of a districtwide energy-saving plan at its meeting tonight.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall progressing with road studies

One study has been finished on a major Hall County road project, while another is about to crank up.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Readers share memories of the '96 Games

I remember watching the Olympic torch being carried into town. I worked at a company located on U.S. 129, and the owners kindly allowed us employees to go out and see the torch pass through. I brought my camera to work with me that day to take pictures. To this day I can remember the excitement of that moment when the torch passed by me. I took pictures of the torch run, of course. On the night the opening ceremonies were broadcast, I got very emotional and wept for joy when scenes of the Atlanta area, the Georgia coast ...

July 24, 2011 | | Local


Lanier venue is key to Hall's Olympic legacy, but faces uncertain future

Fifteen years ago this week, Gainesville-Hall County was awash in international attention.

July 24, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND LINDSEY ROBINSON | Local


Recalling '96 Olympic Games from ‘the bunker’

For the last 15 years, I've been the old-timer in the newsroom who conjures up memories from those surreal two weeks in 1996 when the Olympics came to town.

July 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Local residents and leaders remember the ’96 Games

One could say William Fields, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952 for his rowing exploits, had a strong say in where the Atlanta 1996 Games' flatwater competition should take place.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s natural allure counters rival course

Take it from paddlers and rowers around the world: There's something special about Lake Lanier.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall County is ready to talk trash

Hall County Public Works is throwing its hat in the ring as the county moves toward privatizing waste management.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Times staff members recall memories of '96 Olympics

"I was one of two non-sports reporters sent to Clark's Bridge Park every day during the games, covering such things as who got arrested, who fell in the lake because of the heat and whether any of these finely-toned rowers actually visited the McDonald's inexplicably set up in the athlete's village. But I also got to see the Dutch with their eye-searingly bright orange shirts and inflatable cows, the Norwegians and their Viking helmets, the Germans, the French and the Brits. My favorite moment was while I was walking around the VIP area, a huge bearded guy ...

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Reasons, styles of home schooling vary

Fifth-grader Morgan Lomax, 10, goes to class at 8 a.m. each day.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Training program targets underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the leading cause of death and injuries in vehicle crashes, and businesses are being asked to help change that in Hall County.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Preserve’s 1-year-old zedonk gets a cake-filled celebration

A year ago, C.W. and Kim Wathen were moving into their new home.

July 23, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Gainesville unveils road named for Deshaun Watson

"One Gainesville" was never more evident than at Sunday's unveiling of Deshaun Watson Way on Gainesville High School's campus.

February 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville High School marks 125th anniversary with celebration

The past meshed seamlessly with the present and pointed to the future during the 125th anniversary celebration at Gainesville High School on Sunday.

February 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Spout Springs Road in Gwinnett under consideration as possible road project

The planned widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall doesn't necessarily mean a permanent bottleneck for Hall motorists continuing to travel on the ...

February 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earth Sense: Energy-efficient lighting requires prior homework

Even the most energy-conscious homeowners may want some security lighting in the front and backyard. There's no need to turn the place into a ...

February 26, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Local


Gainesville brewery marks first year of sudsy success tapping a thirsty market

Beer lovers rejoice.

February 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall ordinance to cover film crews’ impact

Hall County has become a hub for Hollywood productions, but now county officials are addressing some of the downsides of having film crews descend on ...

February 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes up states’ water wars dispute

The longstanding "water wars" between Georgia and Florida has moved from the legal battlefield to the political one.

February 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville relishes Chase Elliott’s quest for Daytona 500 win

DAWSONVILLE - The siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room is ringing out again these days.

February 25, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Investigators learn science behind sexual assault trauma

From college campuses to police headquarters, Anjana Freeman has been leading workshops on the science behind sexual assault trauma.

February 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


West Hall junior scores high on AP exams

Hannah Wetzel is nothing short of a scholar.

February 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


High winds fuel brush fire that damages 2 homes near Lake Lanier

Hall County Fire Services crews successfully controlled and put out a large scale brush fire Saturday afternoon that threatened several North Hall homes.

February 25, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Runaway teen found safe in Flowery Branch

Oakwood Police confirmed Saturday that missing teen Samuel John Franklin was located Friday night by the Hall County Sheriff's Office at a relative's ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Another hotel coming to Gainesville

Details are sparse, but one thing appears to be clear - plans are in the works to build a Hilton Brand hotel in Gainesville.

February 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville High School to mark 125th anniversary Sunday

The Red Elephants are ready to celebrate.

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Daddies, daughters dance the night away

For the 17th year the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department plays host to the Daddy Daughter Dance: Masquerade Ball at the Gainesville Civic Center. About ...

February 25, 2017 | | Local


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