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Amicalola Falls competes to be named America's Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

July 24, 2011 | MICHELLE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Factors lead to higher gas prices

Local drivers are taking notice of escalating gas prices and many aren't sure of what they can do to ease the strain.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake at its lowest level since 2007-09 drought

Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board to vote on energy-saving measure

The Hall County school board is set to vote on implementing phase one of a districtwide energy-saving plan at its meeting tonight.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall progressing with road studies

One study has been finished on a major Hall County road project, while another is about to crank up.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Readers share memories of the '96 Games

I remember watching the Olympic torch being carried into town. I worked at a company located on U.S. 129, and the owners kindly allowed us employees to go out and see the torch pass through. I brought my camera to work with me that day to take pictures. To this day I can remember the excitement of that moment when the torch passed by me. I took pictures of the torch run, of course. On the night the opening ceremonies were broadcast, I got very emotional and wept for joy when scenes of the Atlanta area, the Georgia coast ...

July 24, 2011 | | Local


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


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Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, "The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County," at 6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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