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Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local


Lula pays tribute to war heroes

As the summer heat filled downtown Lula on Saturday night, people gathered around the fountain and brick wall in Lula's Veterans Park for a candlelight service and dedication of 204 new bricks inscribed with the names of war veterans.

July 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sharing names with nation’s greats sparks pride

It's not down in the history books yet, but you might be surprised to know that John Kennedy sat next to Richard Nixon in the sixth grade.

July 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Concert revs up crowd for sizzling Fourth of July

Patriotism brings the Gainesville community together.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Calvin Allen, pioneer Gainesville doctor, dies at 85

Calvin Allen, the first anesthesiologist in Gainesville, died at his home Friday night after a long illness.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school launches pilot program

Mount Vernon Elementary School may be on its way to charter school status.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville has no plans, money to repurpose the Green Street pool

Kasia Stanfill looks back fondly on the summers she spent at Gainesville's Green Street pool. She remembers standing on the water's edge, waiting to jump into the cool water for the first time.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


School system puts focus on new website

Gainesville City Schools parents can now find information with more ease.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Future of Lanier Golf Course unclear

Forsyth County's next move in the ongoing saga surrounding Lanier Golf Course remains uncertain.

July 02, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Officials urge caution on roads this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday travel period began Thursday evening, and officials predict higher crash rates as the weekend persists.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Former firefighter leads fireworks show over Laurel Park

Each year, it goes off with a bang.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group offers to get holiday revelers, cars home safely

For John Ergovich, getting arrested for driving under the influence was a bigger inconvenience than it ever would have been to get a sober person to drive him home.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville to vote on water treatment plant

A new water treatment plant may soon be on the drawing board for Gainesville.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Agencies stay busy to control pet populations

It wasn't the best day for little Cabo, but Thursday was certainly a proud moment for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

July 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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