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Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School programs provide food for kids in the summer, too

With summer school under way and summer camps starting up, there's more than just education provided - there's also free food.

May 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville special olympian travels to Morocco

Some athletes aren't very vocal; they would rather let their physical abilities do their talking.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County Relay for Life teams close in on goal

The threat of rain may have forced Relay for Life inside Dawson County High School, but little could have dampened the celebration.

May 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Business owners optimistic for summer with lake at full pool

From his perch on a hill at the Gainesville Marina, Rick Skoglund has a clear view of Lake Lanier.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Three brothers share their WWII experiences

Through their early years, the boys' world seemed bounded by small-town and rural living in North Georgia.

May 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


JAKES Day event gives kids a taste of outdoor life

For 4-year-old Wilder Holland, the best part of the 10th annual JAKES Day was shooting a BB gun and a taking aim with a slingshot.

May 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Patrol’s goal: Keep addicts clean, sober

Every night they're out on the road together, Lt. Kevin Head and Sgt. Kerry Alexander are keeping recovering addicts on their toes.

May 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black community honors those who came before

Starting today, all the memories come back.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Brenau barbecue event fills bellies, raises scholarship funds

Barbecue enthusiast Bear Sloan barely slept Friday night.

May 29, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson gets go-ahead for streetscapes

It's been a long time coming, but Jefferson officials have finally gotten the green light to proceed with a project to improve the downtown corridor.

May 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Seniors compete in Olympics at Lanier Village Estates

Sometimes it just feels good to win.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Take precautions to swim without sickness

Everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of recreational water illnesses in public pools.

May 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School leaders welcome zero-tolerance leeway

Principals now have more say in how they discipline students who bring weapons on school grounds, and Gainesville and Hall County administrators are happy about the change.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snow showers could be on way for Hall County

No accumulation is expected, but snow showers could hit Hall County on Monday and Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood woman’s family seeks answers to 2014 slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


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