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Oakwood Elementary teaches students about leadership

Teachers and administrators at Oakwood Elementary School are convinced their students could be the next community leaders.

April 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Today is the deadline to file taxes

Lee Mullins' tax refund totaled nearly $8,000 this year. But he never saw a penny of it.

April 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville Police get new major

Gerald Couch harbors a certain view of how police leaders shoulder responsibility.

April 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Confederacy sacrifices remembered in annual ceremony

Cannon and rifle fire punctuated Sunday's annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at a South Hall church, where the main speaker talked about "doing all we can to preserve our heroic Confederate heritage."

April 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ospreys are back at Boling Bridge

The ospreys have returned to a newly renovated home on Lake Lanier.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot air balloon lands in Lanier

A hot air balloon landed safely in Lake Lanier Sunday night, Hall County Fire Services reported.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire claims three lives in Forsyth County

A fire killed three people and destroyed a mobile home Saturday night in north Forsyth County.

April 17, 2011 | From staff, regional staff reports | Local


Man charged in scam involving illegal immigrants

A Gainesville man has been charged in a tax return scheme in which he allegedly bilked illegal immigrants of some $465,000.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Civil War at 150: Longstreet left his mark on Gainesville

He became a Republican during the GOP-led, post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont hotel is monument to Gen. Longstreet

To drive past the unassuming, single-story building on Maple Street, one would never guess the Piedmont Hotel once was the high-society hub of Gainesville more than a century ago.

April 17, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Newtown prays for neighborhood

Residents concerned about the impact of an industrial business on a Gainesville neighborhood joined together and pleaded to God. They prayed Saturday for a change, the kind that heals and strengthens an entire community.

April 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Mountain music comes to town

DAHLONEGA - To say that there is music on every corner of the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival this weekend is not correct - it's way more than that.

April 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tea Party Patriots rally in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gingrich rallies GOP in Cumming

In what was once a blue state, red has taken hold in Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie alarenzie@forsythnews.com | Local


Fifth-graders learn about life at Brenau

While many college students likely shy away from an early morning chemistry class, a group of fifth-graders excitedly took their places behind lab tables Friday.

April 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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