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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Audit: State’s sex offender registry outdated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statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system which contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.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

Teaching kids to swim while young heads off danger later

Around Lake Lanier, many people spend their summers lounging by the water or taking a breezy ride on a boat to cool down, though many don't know how to swim.

August 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Groups partner to focus on green efforts for the environment

Hall County is paving new territory by beginning a countywide environmental management system that will coordinate the green efforts of nearly a dozen local agencies.

August 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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