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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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Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

A Gainesville man faces four sexual charges in incidents that involved three girls that were between 11 and 14 years old at the time the ...

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli's could be coming back to Hall County. An annexation proposal to make way for the Italian fast-food restaurant is set to go before ...

June 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

University of North Georgia students should gain more opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technology through a new 3-year $609,739 National Science Foundation ...

June 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


When dad is on call: As firefighters and fathers, public safety pros seek balance

Pulling on the navy blue uniform, Lt. Chad Dean knew it was going to be strange Tuesday to be away from his son, Parker, for ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


There's no summer break for homelessness in Hall

In the course of a month, Ray Rochell has gone from living with a roof over his head to sleeping on a dirty mattress tucked ...

June 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Photo slideshow: Juneteenth — A historic celebration of freedom

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway.

June 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

With an increasing need for bilingual teachers and a limited field of candidates, Hall County School officials are taking a new approach to recruitment - raising ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


No IDs, arrests yet in shooting after East Hall home invasion

The names of those involved in an East Hall shooting late Thursday that left a deputy and child injured have yet to be released, and ...

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Officials reviewing state draft of school needs assessment

Closing achievement gaps for some groups of students has been identified as a top priority by both Gainesville City and Hall County school officials in ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula buys full-page ad to blast Hall County

The relationship between Lula and Hall County is in the toilet.

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch graduate recognized for Air Force Academy appointment

Before going to Flowery Branch High School, Braden Parks said he had never considered military service.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Child molestation case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville man's case of alleged child molestation moved on to Superior Court after a committal hearing, according to court officials.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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