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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




Groups partner to focus on green efforts for the environment

Hall County is paving new territory by beginning a countywide environmental management system that will coordinate the green efforts of nearly a dozen local agencies.

August 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Expo showcases job opportunities

If you're in the market for a new or better job, you may want to make plans to be at the Georgia Mountains Center on Thursday.

August 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Marina's neighbors complain of loud noise

BUFORD - Robert Davis said when the music cranks up at Holiday Marina, he can hardly hear himself think.

August 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman sentenced to rehab after wreck with jogger

A Gainesville woman who struck and seriously injured a youth minister while driving drunk will spend at least a year in a substance abuse rehabilitation center and another four years in a work release jail after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court.

August 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Post-traumatic stress not just plaguing soldiers

Soldiers are returning home as combat operations wrap up in Iraq, and some return differently than when they left.

August 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Poultry pioneer Bruce remembered for innovation, honesty

A poultry industry king and community pillar will be laid to rest this afternoon at First Baptist Church.

August 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students get adventurous start on new year

A throng of cheers rang out across the empty beach of Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students can help shape state education policy

State Schools Superintendent Brad Bryant is looking for advice.

August 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Celebrating Victory in Japan, 65 years later

This weekend marks 65 years since the Japanese surrendered in World War II, marking the end to the world's bloodiest conflict.

August 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Logging truck overturns on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

A portion of Ga. 400 at Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County was shut down this afternoon after a logging truck overturned at the intersection.

August 13, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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