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Still stroking the keys to life

Some memories from her long life are fading, but ask Merle Bean to play a song on the piano and watch as her eyes brighten and her hands brush gracefully across the keys

February 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Packer, Steeler fans Super psyched for big game

Wisconsin native Tim Fons missed the birth of his first child to attend a Green Bay Packers game.

February 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rabid goat confirmed in North Hall

A rabid goat was confirmed in the Baker Circle area of North Hall on Saturday, the second confirmed case in Hall County this year.

February 05, 2011 | | Local


Georgia’s resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow

Georgia's resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow this week, but that doesn't mean winter is ready to give up its grip any time soon.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Safe Rides to offer free transportation to drinkers on Super Bowl Sunday

They're common around New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, anti-drunken driving campaigns urging people to pick a designated driver, pass off the keys and stay off the road.

February 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Man accused of stealing thousands of gallons of motor oil from area dealers

A Greer, S.C., man accused in Hall County of stealing motor oil refused extradition this week, as investigators in three states continue scrutinizing similar thefts at car dealerships and auto shops dating back at least a year.

February 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Student rebounds from a stroke

Two years ago, Alberto Diaz, 15, suffered a stroke on the West Hall High School track that left him battling for his life.

February 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may raise ambulance fees to boost funds

Hall County could be raising the costs of ambulance services, a move that will put its charges in line with other counties and provide a boost to the county's general fund.

February 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pedestrian bridge will go up soon

The skyline along Jesse Jewell Parkway will continue to change dramatically this month as construction on Gainesville's pedestrian bridge begins.

February 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville State decision sparks silent protest

With black tape stretched over their mouths, several members of the Gainesville State College community stood in silent protest Friday afternoon of what they say is a blatant act of censorship by college administrators.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


A day for smiles

Nine-year-old Kristian and his sister, 6-year-old Madison, sit quietly in the hallway of a doctor's office, their eyes shifting from side to side, taking in the scene.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students create colorful art for troops in Afghanistan

Teens from West Hall High School are using art to say thanks to U.S. troops overseas.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker urges women to take control of their own finances

Cindy Winder Wall will tell you that at least one bumper sticker motto holds some truth.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch advances road improvements

Flowery Branch made some headway Thursday night on two long-awaited road projects.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ala. governor: Don’t build reservoirs

Negotiations in the tri-state water war may flow again soon after Alabama's governor said Thursday that Georgia shouldn't build new reservoirs.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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