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Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

School programs provide food for kids in the summer, too

With summer school under way and summer camps starting up, there's more than just education provided - there's also free food.

May 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville special olympian travels to Morocco

Some athletes aren't very vocal; they would rather let their physical abilities do their talking.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson County Relay for Life teams close in on goal

The threat of rain may have forced Relay for Life inside Dawson County High School, but little could have dampened the celebration.

May 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Business owners optimistic for summer with lake at full pool

From his perch on a hill at the Gainesville Marina, Rick Skoglund has a clear view of Lake Lanier.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Three brothers share their WWII experiences

Through their early years, the boys' world seemed bounded by small-town and rural living in North Georgia.

May 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

JAKES Day event gives kids a taste of outdoor life

For 4-year-old Wilder Holland, the best part of the 10th annual JAKES Day was shooting a BB gun and a taking aim with a slingshot.

May 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Patrol’s goal: Keep addicts clean, sober

Every night they're out on the road together, Lt. Kevin Head and Sgt. Kerry Alexander are keeping recovering addicts on their toes.

May 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Black community honors those who came before

Starting today, all the memories come back.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Brenau barbecue event fills bellies, raises scholarship funds

Barbecue enthusiast Bear Sloan barely slept Friday night.

May 29, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Jefferson gets go-ahead for streetscapes

It's been a long time coming, but Jefferson officials have finally gotten the green light to proceed with a project to improve the downtown corridor.

May 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Seniors compete in Olympics at Lanier Village Estates

Sometimes it just feels good to win.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Take precautions to swim without sickness

Everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of recreational water illnesses in public pools.

May 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

School leaders welcome zero-tolerance leeway

Principals now have more say in how they discipline students who bring weapons on school grounds, and Gainesville and Hall County administrators are happy about the change.

May 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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9 proposals to improve downtown Gainesville

A new concept plan for downtown Gainesville focuses on the area's potential and how it can meet the desires of millennials and Generation Xers ...

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

10 local tradesmen honored during Master Craftsmen event

In partnership with Lanier Technical College on Thursday, officials honored 10 skilled tradesmen from around the county who, according to Hall County School District Superintendent ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Local church celebrates 5,000th blood donation

After taking a machine gun bullet to the leg on April 9, 1945, in Erbach, Germany, Kennedy Smartt was soon thereafter touched by the kindness ...

September 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Downtown plan to be unveiled today

The Gainesville City Council will get its first look at a new downtown strategic plan when it meets this morning.

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Delay of tag renewal notices causing confusion

That feeling when the motor vehicle tag renewal notice shows up in the mail around your birthday - it's kind of like getting coal in ...

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State patrol: Passenger in fatal crash charged with leaving scene

The passenger in the car with a driver killed in a North Hall wreck Friday morning was charged with leaving the scene of the accident ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Deputy responding to call collides with other car

A Gainesville woman told Georgia State Patrol she didn't see or hear the Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy responding to a call Wednesday ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

GSP: Driver swatting away spider crossed into traffic

A driver told Georgia State Patrol that a spider was crawling on her moments before a wreck that flipped one vehicle and caused hers to ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Ground broken for Dairy Queen in Braselton

September 30, 2015 | | Local

Glades Reservoir becomes part of water plan

Draft documents dictating future operations of the tri-state water basin including Lake Lanier account for 40 million gallons per day in water supply from the ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

7th confirmed rabies case this year found in East Hall

A dog encountered a rabid skunk near Belmont Highway in East Hall, according to a Hall County government news release.

September 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire engulfs mobile home east of Gainesville

Hall County Fire Services responders are looking into a fire this morning at a mobile home on Floyd Road east of Gainesville.

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Camp Merrill transfers to Army control Wednesday

Control of the 282-acre Camp Frank D. Merrill in Lumpkin County transfers Wednesday to the Army from the U.S. Forest Service - a move not ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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