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Audit: State’s sex offender registry outdated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statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system which contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.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


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


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Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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