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Lanier venue is key to Hall's Olympic legacy, but faces uncertain future

Fifteen years ago this week, Gainesville-Hall County was awash in international attention.

July 24, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND LINDSEY ROBINSON | Local


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


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Hall County kids go to film school

Righting the wrongs of a lonely child-turned bully. Fighting a time-stopping villain after leaping from the two-dimensional world of a painting. Princesses getting attacked and ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville lawmakers to work on health care, construction committees

Gainesville's state representatives have landed seats on committees studying Georgia health care and construction.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau to expand art collection

Brenau University is expected to add more than 2,000 works of art to its collection with the pending acquisition of assets belonging to a ...

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County adds 4 new ambulances into service

Harking back to the era of horse-drawn transportation, Hall County Fire Services celebrated Friday the arrival of four new ambulances with a "push-in" ceremony.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to weigh plans for 65 townhomes on South Enota

A Buford-based homebuilder is looking to get almost 22 acres rezoned to develop 65 townhomes on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Workers rescued from Cargill silo after lift malfunction

Two employees doing maintenance work inside a Cargill silo were helped down by Gainesville firefighters after their lift malfunctioned, according to authorities.

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Memorial road race set for Saturday in Gainesville

The 16th annual ADA Memorial 5- and 10-kilometer and 1-mile road race is set for Saturday in Gainesville, marking the 27th anniversary of the Americans ...

July 21, 2017 | | Local


Ask The Times: Old house at Queen City and Jesse Jewell to be torn down

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding

Hall County and its cities will be ineligible for all state funding and permitting until its Service Delivery Strategy agreement is approved by the Georgia ...

July 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville sees increase in English, math scores on Milestones

Gainesville City Schools officials said they were pleased that results from the Georgia Milestones testing showed increases in both English/Language Arts and mathematics, while ...

July 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Agencies acclimate to new school for shooter training

With eyes in every direction, a quintet of officers stay in step with one another in the halls of Mundy Mill Academy, checking every classroom ...

July 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 20, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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