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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

Man with Alzheimer’s found safe in South Carolina

A 72-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found in Anderson, S.C., after he went missing Wednesday morning.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Forsyth man 1 of 4 left on ABC's 'The Bachelorette'

Each wearing the signature rose of ABC's "The Bachelorette," the staff of Giorgio's Restaurant had a large clientele to serve earlier this week during a viewing party for the show.

July 22, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local

Bell planning trip to Israel

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell will be gaining new perspective on government thanks to an upcoming trip to Israel.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Damage from fire delays fall classes at Truett-McConnell

Students at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland will get an extra week of summer vacation as facility crews repair damage to the college's gymnasium from a July 4 fire.

July 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Teens suspected in vehicle break-ins

Authorities are investigating a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in north Forsyth neighborhoods.

July 22, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

New district maps may alter city school board

Gainesville's proposed redistricting lines could have a greater impact on city school board members than City Council members.

July 22, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

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Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Job fair Wednesday at Lanier Tech

Lanier Technical College will host Career Fair 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Widening work to begin on Ga. 13

Clearing will begin soon for the widening of Ga. 13 from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett County to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall County.

October 14, 2016 | | Local

Bus involved in fatal Gilmer County crash left from Forsyth County Senior Center

October 14, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS | Local

Community foundation honors three Hall County men for service

Selfless, aspiring visionaries: this is how three Hall County men were described as they were recognized Thursday night by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

October 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mincey Marble expansion approved by Hall commissioners

Mincey Marble got the go-ahead Thursday night to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road, over the objections of many area residents.

October 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sheriff’s Office seeks Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect demanded cash Sunday from a Pure gas station employee in Flowery Branch, according to authorities.

October 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Artists’ market set for Saturday at Brenau Downtown Center

An artists' market is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center in conjunction with the Georgia ...

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville likely to buy insurance building

Gainesville City Council is likely to agree Tuesday to buy the Turner, Wood & Smith building, 100 Brenau Avenue, for $1.52 million.

October 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registrations set record at deadline

The final day of registering to vote in Georgia brought a flood of voters either registering or updating their registration.

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Christmas movie crew wrapping up in Dahlonega

Moses McKinzey texturized fake snow around an ice skating rink in Dahlonega's Hancock Park on Wednesday night as a film crew of about 150 ...

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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